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A 33-year-old female asked:

Doc told me to take 50mg tradazone and 10 mg ambien (zolpidem)? to sleep is this safe?

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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Family practice : Under drs supervision it may be ok. I would recommend taking trazedone by itself first. It is used for anxiety and insomnia. It might be allitle strong if you start out taking both right away.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Insomnia: I only recommend taking combinations of sedating medications under medical supervision. Trazodone and Ambien are sometimes used together. Was ambien alone or Trazodone alone not sufficient? Are you using excellent sleep hygiene?

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Last updated Oct 19, 2018

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