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A female asked:

I was just prescribed amitriptyline for aiding sleep and was wondering what the difference is from ambien (zolpidem) which i used to be prescribed.

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
New medicine: This medicine works differently than ambien (zolpidem). For that reason, it may work better or worse for you. It can cause you to feel sleepy. It can also cause a feeling of a dry mouth or light headedness. It is used often in Neurology to prevent headaches or for nerve pain also.
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