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Ambien Alcohol Death
Dangerous Actions: Alcohol can dangerously interact with Ambien (zolpidem) and create serious memory lapses and/or hallucinations. Driving can be seriously impaired and something called sleep inertia can occur. Do not combine these two substances under any circumstances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on amount: It depends on the amount of number of Ambien (zolpidem) tabs and amount of alcohol. Any sedative meds with/without large amount of Alcohol can be fatal. Ambien (zolpidem) is a prescription medicine and 10 MGM is maximum dose prescribed for sleep.i don't know why you are asking this question.Caution for all. Do not mix any sedative with alcohol and do not exceed the prescribed dose of any prescription drug with alcohol ...Read more
I stopped using alcohol 4 days ago. I was also using Ambien (zolpidem) and lirazepam for the last month or so. I'm only using 1 10mg Ambien (zolpidem), want to stop, help?
Lorazepam?: This probably needs to be tapered if you've been on it a while. Conversion to a longer acting benzodiazepine like Klonopin (clonazepam) can help with the tapering process. I suggest you enlist the aid of a neuropsychopharmacologist. (Any good, caring and available doctor would do for now ) When all is said and done you should find that the ultimate treatment is better than the untreated underlying condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO WAY!!: No and no! both are sedatives, in other words make you sleepy and they can be additive. So they enhance each other and you can be knocked out and maybe even slow respiration and other not good things can occur. Pay attention to the label with the ambien (zolpidem). Pretty sure it say to not take with alcohol. ...Read more
GET HELP NOW: No ethical physician is going to give you such advice, since you are clearly depressed and i believe that this question is your cry for help. There are suicide hotlines like the samaritans (1-877-870-4673) or online at http://samaritanshope. Your health care provider can help and refer you, or your local public mental health clinic can be a source of help. Please get the help you need asap. ...Read more
Can you drink alcohol while on butrans? How about one glass of wine at night to wash down an ambien (zolpidem)?
One day, minimum: Alcohol and Ambien (zolpidem) are both central nervous system depressants; their additive effect can be dangerous, even fatal. If you run across someone who exhibits symptoms of having combined the two - pinpoint pupils, slurred speech, strange behavior, inability to wake up - call 911 immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure: I am not sure anyone can answer that question. ...Read more
I usually take 10mg of ambien (zolpidem) some nights to sleep but after reading an article about them causing death I'm scared to take it. Is it safe? If not what is a safe alternative that my dr can prescribe..
AvoidTheDeepSleep: This is a tough one. Lots of people are taking nightly doses of various "sleep aids." Often for good reasons. But none are intended nor should be used for the long-term. And Ambien (zolpidem) is one squirrely drug! Not so much about death as in dependence, personality changes and rebound if not used. To "usually" take something for sleep is its own problem. Best to find a natural workaround.Talk to your doc ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers