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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Is it ill advised to take 20mg of ambien (zolpidem)? The 10's don't seem to be working so well lately and I could really use the sleep. Thanks!

Is it ill advised to take 20mg of ambien (zolpidem)? The 10's don't seem to be working so well lately and I could really use the sleep. Thanks!

Yes: Ambien (zolpidem) if taken every night without a several day break occasionally will get less effective. You should always do well with 10 mg. Stop on a weekend during which you should have a couple of good days of relaxation and exercise and then restart for the days of stress when you can't get to sleep. ...Read more

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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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Is Ambien (zolpidem) addictive?

Yes.: Dependence is possible and we see it regularly. Further, all sleep aids can cause issues with psychological dependence, and they truly change sleep architecture in unnatural ways. Ideally, these medications should not be used for more than a few weeks. ...Read more

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Is Ambien (zolpidem) the same as unisom?

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Is Ambien (zolpidem) the same as unisom?

Ambien (zolpidem): Nope. Unisom is over the counter sleep aid. Ambien (zolpidem) is sleep medicine by prescription. ...Read more

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Can u mix vicoden and ambien (zolpidem)?

Vicodin/Ambien: Taken at same time, not good idea due to excess sedation. ...Read more

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Are Valium and Ambien (zolpidem) similar?

Are Valium and Ambien (zolpidem) similar?

not really: Valium (diazepam) is a benzodiazepine tranquilizer. Although it helps with sleep, it is mainly for anxiety and muscle relaxation, and can be taken during the day if prescribed that way. Ambien (zolpidem) is chemically different, only used for sleep, never during the day, and is not a tranquilizer (anxiety reducer). Valium is also habit-forming, Ambien less so (but can be too). ...Read more

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Can you take milk with ambien (zolpidem)?

Can you take milk with ambien (zolpidem)?

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 more

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Can I mix Ambien (zolpidem) with caffeine?

Can I mix Ambien (zolpidem) with caffeine?

Okay.......,: There is no specific drug drug interaction between caffeine and ambien, (zolpidem) although i'm not sure exactly why you would be wanting to mix a hypnotic and a stimulant? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is it OK to take .25mg Xanax and 5 mg Ambien?

Is it OK to take .25mg Xanax and 5 mg Ambien?

No!: Do not take this two together. They are the same type of medication and you can become overly sedated, or worse, by mixing them. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can someone be addicted to zolpidem or ambien?

Can someone be addicted to zolpidem or ambien?

Tolerance: You could develop tolerance to zolpidem (ambien is a brand name). That means you could require higher doses over time to achieve the same effect. As a result, when possible it is best to limit Ambien to short term use. ...Read more

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How do you treat Ambien (zolpidem) withdrawal?

How do you treat Ambien (zolpidem) withdrawal?

By not taking Ambien (zolpidem): The question is too vague/far-reaching for a good answer. Given success of pharmacotherapy for some issues, many assume medical disease industry has good treatments for most symptoms: not true. As embodied Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures, health is extremely complex, only partially understood & most treatments are for symptoms of advanced disease, not health or truly solving most health problems. ...Read more

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Can u take Mucinex while on ambien (zolpidem)?

Can u take Mucinex while on ambien (zolpidem)?

Should be fine.: I can think of no reason why it should be a problem taking Mucinex while also taking Ambien (zolpidem) for insomnia. ...Read more

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Could i take an Ambien (zolpidem) with a unisom?

Could i take an Ambien (zolpidem) with a unisom?

Insomnia: Doxylamine (ingredient in unisom) is an antihistamine. The combination could result in excessive sedation. I would guess you are asking because the Ambien (zolpidem) alone is not fully effective? Please let your physician know of your concerns and they can advise you on the appropriate course of action to improve your sleep. ...Read more

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Ambien (Definition)

Zolpidem is a sleep-inducer which is a kind of ...Read more