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Can Bipolar People Take Ambien
Same doctor gave it?: You better make sure the same doctor who gave you desipramine and Celexa knows you are planning to take Ambien (zolpidem) too. If more than one doctor gave you these medications, then you are going to get in trouble because all these medications work on the brain and interact. I highly recommend you pick one doctor and make sure he/she recommends you take all three before you proceed. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Though depression is not required for diagnosis most people have both manic and depressive episodes and may have mixed episodes with features of both. Length of episodes vary, but are separated by "normal" periods of emotion and behavior. See my answers to similar ...Read more
Ask your doctor: Many drugs have interactions with each other and that includes this combination. Both of these meds. Have a "sedative" like effect and the combination is at minimum additive. If you have been on one medication for some time than the second will likely be less prone to cause an issue than were you to start both at the same time. This is an issue that a professional should be actively managing. ...Read more
Flexeril/Ambien: Some added sedation, otherwise ok.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: I have several patients whose ADHD I treat who have epilepsy. I work closely with their neurologist, and am very careful in adjusting doses and starting new meds, but have been very successful in getting remission of ADHD symptoms without exacerbation of seizure activity. Ask your neurologist for recommendations for doctors in your area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
POSSIBLY: These are two different classes of medication. Oxycodone is an opiate based pain reliever and olanzepine (zyprexa) is an atypical anti-psychotic. They are both potentially sedating and one must be cautious of this. Opiate pain relievers should be taken with caution and over a short period of time to avoid tolerance and/or addiction. ...Read more
Overdosing: Taking three times the maximum of an addictive and dangerous sleeping medication is not sane, safe, or wise. The answer is no. Overdoing it will not add to the ability of sleep or the quality of sleep and can lead to seizures and other dangerous physical results. Please stop. Please go speak to your physician and tell them you have developed tolerance to this medication. ...Read more
Venlafaxine: Any antidepressant may help, and there are no contraindications to take venlafaxine when you have cancer, or you get treatment for cancer. Depression is common when you have a chronic medical illness. Follow your doctor's recommendations to improve your mental health when battling cancer. You will feel better and your treatment will be more successful. ...Read more
I take Lexapro for ptsd used to take geodon, (ziprasidone) abilify, trazodone and seroquel what are other meds for ptsd?
Dr Jacobson is RIGHT: Minipress (prazosin) is a wonderful medication for nightmare control in some people where nothing else works. Quite a revolutionary step in some very bad and chronic cases for parasomnias (nighmares) in folks with PTSD. Ask your doctor about it if you suffer from this condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Excellent question: But not fully understood. (see neuropsychopharmacology: the fifth generation of progress, chapter 79, downloadable). In bipolar, signal transduction is more variable than in euthymia. Lithium stabilizes the transduction "rule" & circadian fxns. Antidepressants appear (intracellular) to enlarge signal amplitude. In a vulnerable individual, this increase tips the balance into a manic state. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different effects: Different people respond differently and some go the other way, using benzodiazepine to help w/ cymbalta (duloxetine) w/drawal. The whole issue of w/drawal problems is tragic in my opinion and I feel for you. Try to work w/ your doctor if you trust them - find one you trust otherwise. Then, try to avoid such medications if possible in your future. CBT therapy reduces or eliminates the need for them. ...Read more
I'm taking alprazolam 5 mg daily, usually in evening for anxiety. I don't get sleepy enough to fall asleep, can I take 10mg generic of Ambien (zolpidem) safely?
Yes: In my practice, with my patients, I have not had anyone related any complaints regarding taking milk with Ambien (zolpidem) in the many years I have prescribed the sleeping pill. If you have any specific concerns, please ask the clinician who is prescribing you the ambien (zolpidem). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ambien (zolpidem): I believe you're referring to fiorinal with codeine. It is not a good idea to mix narcotics and sleeping medication, such as Codeine and ambien (zolpidem). This could result in the sedation and possible respiratory depression. Additionally both drugs are metabolized by the liver and could cause liver damage. Make sure that your prescribing doctor knows that you're taking both medications and discuss it thoroughly with your prescribing physician. ...Read more
Not really...: Probably not a good idea to mix these drugs together. An interaction effect with an increase in anxiety, insomnia, memory disturbance, and possible excessive sedation. Talk to your doctor about possible alteration of the dose and type of medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any over-the-counter sleep aides that a person can take who has bipolar disorder and is having difficulty sleeping? Person takes lithium, benztropine, risperdal, clonazepam.
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