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A 25-year-old female asked:

Is ambien (zolpidem) safe to take during pregnancy?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
42 years experience
Pregnancy category C: It is not recommended in pregnancy due to lack of studies and the fact that it passes into the baby's milk.
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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
See the Doctor: It is advisable not to take any sleep medications during pregnancy. Tryptophan and melatonin have less side effects. Ambien should only be taken under doctor supervision.
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 39 years experience
It is pregnancy category C so not recommended to take during pregnancy.
Sep 19, 2013

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A 43-year-old member asked:

Do you know if Ambien (zolpidem) is okay to take during pregnancy?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 19 years experience
Not recommended.: Ambien use during pregnancy is considered risky and associated with preterm, Cesarean, and small-for-age births, as well as infants with low birth weights, although it has not been linked with birth defects. You *may* use Ambien during pregnancy, however, your risk for these pregnancy events may rise, so I would not recommend it. Instead, meditation and pregnancy-appropriate exercise may work.
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