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A 67-year-old female asked:

Will taking ambien (zolpidem) for sleep make the 8 mg of valium i take a day for pelvic pain, itching, and spasms less effective.

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Dr. Brian Buggie
Psychiatry 20 years experience
Don't combine both.: Don't take both Ambien (zolpidem) and valium. Have your doctor optimize a single agent as they function similarly.
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Dr. Wendy Askew
26 years experience
No: The Ambien (zolpidem) won't decrease the efficacy of the valium, but it is a lot of sedative medications to take, both of which are habit-forming, and i don't think it's wise to take them together, due to fear of exponentiating the effects.
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