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A 36-year-old female asked:

Can a dr perscibe 20 mg of ambien (zolpidem) 10 does nothing for me and cr is even worse btw i remember my night wake ups. i had gastric bypas wil this lessen it?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Ambien (zolpidem): Not advisable to take more than 10mg. Ambien or 12.5mg. Ambien-cr. Discuss with your doc. Possible other alternatives to ambien, such as lunesta (eszopiclone).
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Look to other option: Use excellent sleep hygiene. Ask your doctor if you need a sleep medicine consult. I would avoid getting used to taking excessive amounts of sleeping medications.
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Last updated Nov 10, 2018

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