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Ambien And Nyquil
NuQuil: Not bad, but let your doctor know. ...Read more
I have a horrid cold/flu thing. I have fever. I want 2 take nyquil but already took ambien (zolpidem). Will this put me to dead sleep? I surely don't want that!
No, not much...: Nyquil or other cold medicines don't do much to help get rid of pneumonia. Cold medicines can lessen one's cough and runny nose, but the pneumonia still has to heal up by itself... With the help of antibiotics if it is a bacterial or mycoplasmal type of pneumonia. Mycoplasma are germs that are treated with medications like zithromax (similar to erythromycin). ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer