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if i get night terrors on ketamine, will i also get night terrors on ambien (zolpidem)?

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Dr. Mark Gujer md fasa
Anesthesiology 26 years experience
Not related: First of all how are you getting ketamine and why? It is a dissociative anesthetic and very dangerous in the wrong hands. Horrible dreams are a know side effect. Stop taking it! ambien on the other hand is a completely different drug class and not an anesthetic. Terrors are not normally a side effect of this drug class.

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