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If insomnia is severe will dr increase ambien (zolpidem) to 15 mg for female in some cases?

If insomnia is severe will dr increase ambien (zolpidem) to 15 mg for female in some cases?

Probably not.: Most guidelines do not recommend ambien (zolpidem) higher than 10 for women and in some cases stick to 5mg. Consider thinking about what other things you may be going through In your life at this time that could be adding to your stress and have an open conversation with your psychiatrist or therapist. Good luck.

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15 mg Ambien (zolpidem) ok to take while 20 weeks pregnant? Ob gave 10 but its not working. I have routines don't take meds unless have to. Straight forward please

15 mg Ambien (zolpidem) ok to take while 20 weeks pregnant? Ob gave 10 but its not working. I have routines don't take meds unless have to. Straight forward please

Ambien (zolpidem): The answer is absolutely not. One should never take a medication at a dose that is above safe levels. Many people who use Ambien (zolpidem) grow tolerant of it and it becomes less and less effective. Please get in to see your doctor to find another alternative.

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Is 15 mg of Ambien (zolpidem) too much for 200 lb. Female?

Is 15 mg of Ambien (zolpidem) too much for 200 lb. Female?

FDA thinks so: Amien/zolpidem is not approved by the fda for more than 10 mg in any person regardless of weight. With that being said, it is studied in europe to 20mg+. Side effects go up with increased dose.

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Does ambien have a shelf life?

Does ambien have a shelf life?

Yes: All drugs have an expiration date based on stability studies performed. On your prescription bottle, there should be a date of expiration; if you have any questions, your local pharmacist can help.

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What will 15mg of ambien do to me and how long until it works?

What will 15mg of ambien do to me and how long until it works?

Zolpidem (ambien): Ambien is extremely habit forming SE include Dizziness, Headache, Drowsiness, Hallucinations, Memory disorder, Muscle pains, Flu like symptoms. Can have full blown Allergic Rxn. Extremely dangerous if taken with Pain meds, Valium, Soma, alcohol, Antidepressants. Can all cause you to stop breathing especially during sleep, and you snore, you are over weight, you have asthma/COPD Try MELATONIN SL

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Ambien (zolpidem) and claritind?

Sleepy not sneezy?: Ambien (zolpidem) will help you sleep; Claritin d will help with nasal allergy symptoms, but sometimes can cause restlessness and difficulty sleeping.

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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.

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Is Ambien (zolpidem) considered a narcatic?

Is Ambien (zolpidem) considered a narcatic?

Category IV: Ambien, the brand name for zolpidem, is a category IV controlled substance per the controlled substances act determined by the dea and fda. That means that zolpidem, like other benzodiazepines and their "relatives" have a potential for abuse/dependence.

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Is it safe to take 15 mg of ambien (zolpidem)?

Is it safe to take 15 mg of ambien (zolpidem)?

Maybe: The usual upper dose for a male is 10 mg. However, everyone is different. 15 mg is too much for some and not enough for another. If you have a concern, consult your prescriber.

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Large doses of ambien (zolpidem)?

Large doses of ambien (zolpidem)?

Unsafe & addictive: Might be life threatening. If u or somebody u know have been taking it, call 911. Otherwise my advice: stay away from it.

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What does Ambien (zolpidem) treat?

What does Ambien (zolpidem) treat?

Insomnia: Ambien (zolpidem) treats insomnia, but not curatively. It is a symptom management tool only, to be used on a temporary basis. If your insomnia is long-standing, it's best to have a full evaluation. While it may well help you sleep, Ambien (zolpidem) can also be habit-forming.

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Is Ambien (zolpidem) habit forming?

Is Ambien (zolpidem) habit forming?

Yes: Yes it can be habit forming. Other sleeping agents are not. Ask your dr if any options exist for you.

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Okay to split Ambien (zolpidem) cr?

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Ambien-CR: Not advised to split any slow release medication.

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Can you take 30mg of ambien (zolpidem)?

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Ambien (zolpidem): That would exceed the recommended dose of 10mg.

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Ambien (zolpidem) trip and its affects?

Ambien (zolpidem) trip and its affects?

Results vary..: Ambien (zolpidem) is a sleep medication designed to provide you with uninterrupted sleep for about 8 hrs. There can be unwanted and even dangerous side effects. Sleep walking. Sleep eating sleep driving. If you are tryiing to trip on Ambien (zolpidem) and use it for purposes other than to treat insomnia the results are not predictable. An overdose of Ambien (zolpidem) with or without other drugs may be your last trip.

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How hard is it coming off ambien (zolpidem)?

Not very, but. ..: Do this gradually under your physician's direction.

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Can ambien (zolpidem) make you feel jittery?

Can ambien (zolpidem) make you feel jittery?

Not usually: Not usually but if you suddenly stop taking it after being on it for a while some patients may get a jittery feeling due to a withdrawal effect. Obviously it would be best if you didn't need Ambien (zolpidem) to sleep. The following websites may be helpful in dealing with insomnia:http://bit. Ly/1H64Naf and http://bit. Ly/1BBVVRw Also go to the CheckList discussing CBT: "Overcoming Anxiety and Stress"

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When Ambien (zolpidem) doesn't work any longer?

When Ambien (zolpidem) doesn't work any longer?

Temazepam ; Desyrel (trazodone): Temazepam and trazodone (desyrel) remain excellent options if you need long=term medicinal insomnia treatment. You can also try cbti, psychotherapy to teach you how to fall asleep without medication. There are also plenty of sleep apps noted on this site and can be helpful and look up one of dr. Heidi fowler's excellent sleep hygiene responses on this site. Best wishes.

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What number of Ambien (zolpidem) should I take?

Ambien (zolpidem) -- how many?: Ambien (zolpidem) (or zolpodem) comes in 5mg and 10mg tablet strengths. Ambien (zolpidem) cr (controlled release) is available in 6.25mg and 12.5 mg tablet strengths. Most commonly, Pts are rx'ed one tab of whichever strength their doc thinks best, right before bedtime. However, it's most important that you follow the instructions your doc gave about how, exactly, to take your ambien (zolpidem). If unsure, give a call :)

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Do you build a tolerance with ambien (zolpidem)?

Yes: The studies would suggest not, but my experience with patients says yes. Ambien (zolpidem) only treats difficulty falling asleep which can be due to many different problems. It doesn't treat the underlying cause, eg depression, anxiety, adhd, drug abuse etc. You need to treat the underlying cause otherwise Ambien (zolpidem) will either not work or make the problem worse.

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