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Ambien (Overview)

Zolpidem is a sleep-inducer which is a kind of anti-anxiety drug (psychiatric drug).


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What is Ambien (zolpidem) used for?

What is Ambien (zolpidem) used for?

Insomnia: Ambien (zolpidem) has an indication for the short term treatment of insomnia. In clinical practice is not only used on a short-term basis. ...Read more

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Ambien (Overview)

Zolpidem is a sleep-inducer which is a kind of anti-anxiety drug (psychiatric drug).


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Should i be worried about taking ambien (zolpidem)?

Should i be worried about taking ambien (zolpidem)?

Ambien (zolpidem)?: Is sleeping medication, that should be taken on as needed basis only. However, u should be careful when u take it, until u see how it impact u. I have seen patient who claimed they found themselves clocking in the kitchen or driving their car without remembering. ...Read more

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Ambien and lunesta (eszopiclone) can't help me sleep anymore, what other medicine can I get my doctor to prescribe?

Ambien and lunesta (eszopiclone) can't help me sleep anymore, what other medicine can I get my doctor to prescribe?

Insomnia: Insomnia can be frustrating. But medications are only part of the treatment. Good sleep hygiene is key. Try to avoid electronics, nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, vigorous exercise, bright lights, ; large meals prior to bedtime. Regularize your sleep ; wake up times. Understanding why you have insomnia can be effective in treating it. A sleep medicine specialist can help with figuring that out. ...Read more

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Just prescribed ambien, (zolpidem) what can I expect when taking this?

Just prescribed ambien, (zolpidem) what can I expect when taking this?

Hopefully good dream: Seriously, hopefully some sleep. But, occasionally some people do have problems with it. Most common side effects are headache, dizziness, or drugged feeling. Other side effects include sleepwalking and withdrawal if taken for an extended period of time. ...Read more

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How many nights in a row can I safely use Ambien (zolpidem) 5mg?

Ambien (zolpidem): As prescribed by your doc. Who knows your case better than any of us. ...Read more

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Can there be sleeping pills more effective than ambien (zolpidem)?

Can there be sleeping pills more effective than ambien (zolpidem)?

Yes: People react to sleeping pills differently, and there are other medications. However, this is something you will need to discuss with your primary as to which medication is right for you. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Currently on 60mg temazepam and it takes so long to work. Ambien (zolpidem) no longer works for me. Any suggestions on what could?

Go see ur family doc: Temazepam 60mg is way too much (30mg is max - see http://www.drugs.com/dosage/temazepam.html). Ambien (zolpidem) dose for women cut in half earlier this year b/c stays in system too long. Study published earlier this wk (http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g5205) linked benzodiazepine use to Alzheimer's disease. Do some research on sleep hygiene. Find other options for sleep. Meditation? Exercise? ...Read more

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Is combining Ambien (zolpidem) cr with 50mg of trazadone safe? Ambien (zolpidem) isn't working anymore and I have trazadone was wondering if I can take if Ambien (zolpidem) fails?

Is combining Ambien (zolpidem) cr with 50mg of trazadone safe? Ambien (zolpidem) isn't working anymore and I have trazadone was wondering if I can take if Ambien (zolpidem) fails?

Trazadone or ambien (zolpidem)?: Before you make any changes to your medication regimen, you should discuss thoroughly with your provider. Now sounds like a good time to leave your doc a message about how Ambien (zolpidem) has become ineffective (which is one of the many drawbacks of habit forming meds). While technically there is no interaction b/w Ambien (zolpidem) & trazodone, if Ambien (zolpidem) is no longer working, perhaps discuss stopping that one? ...Read more