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A male asked:

Can you take ambien (zolpidem) a day after you tried lorazapam at 2 mgs and how different is this sleep add from lorazapam.

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Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 37 years experience
Sleep meds: Chronically taking Ativan is not a good idea. If you are already on ativan, adding Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep is duplicating a medication. Also if you are taking Ativan during the day you should not be driving. This is the equivalent of dui, with all of its risks and rewards.
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Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
INSOMNIA: If you are really 7 years old then you need to see a Pediatrician, a Pediatric Psychologist & Psychiatrist. Have a physical exam to rule out illness. Consult with a Clinical Psychologist for psychotherapy to help you with ZOOM. Research indicates with psychotherapy you can change & find better coping mechanisms & a Psychiatrist for medication better than Ambien & a possible sleep study.
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Last updated Dec 26, 2020


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