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Accidentally took Ambien CR this morning. Can't believe it. How do I handle a mistake like this safely? Can I try to stay awake for work?

Accidentally took Ambien CR this morning. Can't believe it. How do I handle a mistake like this safely? Can I try to stay awake for work?

The best thing to do: Is not to drive anywhere or to handle dangerous equipment until sedation has worn off. These things can happen — just need to keep yourself safe until you are more awake. ...Read more

Ambien (Definition)

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


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Is it safe to take 15mg of Percocet at 7pm and take an Ambien CR at 9:15pm?

Why?: Why are you taking these medications. Who prescribed you Percocet and what for? It would be prudent to consult with your doctor and discuss all the medication, including over the counter medications that you are taking. It appears that you may be over-medicating yourself.
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I regrettably ate dinner late, ate 7:30 pm — how long do I have to wait for my stomach to empty so I can take my ambien CR?

I regrettably ate dinner late, ate 7:30 pm — how long do I have to wait for my stomach to empty so I can take my ambien CR?

2 hours : Normal gastric empty time is 2 hours post meal. Hi fat and GI motility issues aside, this should be fine. The food just delays absorption so drug would have less effect inducing sleep ...Read more

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I've never taken ambien cr. I took ambien for five years long term. No longer works like it once did. Explained to sleep doc and he still wants me to try it? W the Trazodone 150 mg I stopped after being on it for a year and it stopped working.

I've never taken ambien cr. I took ambien for five years long term. No longer works like it once did. Explained to sleep doc and he still wants me to try it?  W the Trazodone 150 mg I stopped after being on it for a year and it stopped working.

May work better: Ambient CR is a slightly higher dose than the regular ambien (zolpidem) and it is a controlled release (CR) so that the medicine is enters your bloodstream over an extended period, so it may help keep you asleep longer. I hope it helps! ...Read more

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What is the best sedative for bi polar? Can't sleep. I've heard of Ambien cr and lunesta (eszopiclone)

What is the best sedative for bi polar? Can't sleep. I've heard of Ambien cr and lunesta (eszopiclone)

No best medicine: I am not sure that there is any specific study indicating the absolute best medication for sleep for the collective of patients with bipolar disorder. Among the likely candidates however there are ziprasidone, olanzapine, and quetapine and specifically these medications also have a characterized capacity to treat mood disturbances attributable to bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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Good medicines that work for insomnia. I've tried ambien, (zolpidem)ambien CR, restoril, metrazapine, silenor, trazadone, also OTC meds and nothing seems to work?

Good medicines that work for insomnia. I've tried ambien, (zolpidem)ambien CR, restoril, metrazapine, silenor, trazadone, also OTC meds and nothing seems to work?

Ambien (zolpidem): Zolpidem (Ambien (zolpidem)) is indicated for short-term treatment of insomnia with difficulty of sleep onset. Ambien (zolpidem) produces tolerance and dependence when used long-term. Although trazodone is efficacious for sleep maintenance difficulties, its use in insomnia is off-label and is associated with cognitive and motor impairments. Long-term treatment with medication alone is not the optimal treatment strategy ...Read more

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What sedatives work best Ambien cr, sonata, (zaleplon) lunesta, rozerem or silenor? I take restoril but doesn't work. I can't sleep unless I take an extra seroquel.

Don't get dependent: Taking more and more sleep meds is a dangerous path. Figure out why you can't sleep; see your primary care md first. Eliminate caffeine; don't exercise too late in the evening; stay away from your cell phone and other bright screens just before going to bed. Don't go to bed until you're sleepy. May need referral to sleep lab. Try to get off all sleep meds. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible to buy generic Ambien (zolpidem tartrate) online without a prescription?

Is it possible to buy generic Ambien (zolpidem tartrate) online without a prescription?

Yes but not legally: A brief search shows that it is possible to buy virtually any medication online without a prescription. However, it is illegal to sidestep us laws this way. Zolpidem is a prescription drug in the us and cannot legally be purchased without a prescription, online or any other way. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: ambien (zolpidem)?

Please describe the medication: ambien (zolpidem)?

Ambien (zolpidem): Ambien (zolpidem) is prescription sleep aid. Helps initiate sleep. ...Read more

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Is Ambien (zolpidem) a good medication for sleep?

Ambien (zolpidem): Works well to help people sleep but my concerns are more focused on why you are having trouble sleeping at your age. ...Read more

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Is Silenor a new sleep medication and is it similar to ambien (zolpidem)?

Is Silenor a new sleep medication and is it similar to ambien (zolpidem)?

For sleep, but....: Silenor is a sleep medication but it works very differently from ambien. Silenor's chemical name is doxepin, this has been used as an antidepressant for many years (at much higher doses 100-300mg/day vs 3-6mg for silenor). It works similar to OTC sleep aids like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and doxylamine by blocking histamine. Zolpidem works in a more complex way on hormones that regulate sleep. ...Read more

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My partner is a 50 yr old male with good health that takes no medication. He has chronic sleep issues, is it safe for him to take Ambien (zolpidem) every night?

My partner is a 50 yr old male with good health that takes no medication. He has chronic sleep issues, is it safe for him to take Ambien (zolpidem) every night?

Ambien (zolpidem): Nope. Not at all. This highly addicting and dangerous medication does not provide good restorative sleep. It is something that knocks a person out but does not allow all the necessary stages of sleep. Think of the drug that killed michael jackson. The same principles apply. Ambien (zolpidem) will knock one out but cause brain disease over time given the lack of good sleep. ...Read more

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What are some good sleep medications besides Ambien (zolpidem)? After a cake for a while it stops working. I've tried several others and at the same affect. They work really good in the beginning but fade off. Any suggestions

What are some good sleep medications besides Ambien (zolpidem)? After a cake for a while it stops working. I've tried several others and at the same affect. They work really good in the beginning but fade off. Any suggestions

Tolerance: Lunesta (eszopiclone) is a good alternative. Medications like Ambien are addictive and people develop tolerance to it. I started prescribing relaxation apps to patients of mine to help them sleep and it has worked great. 60% of them quit their sleeping medications completely. I would recommend white noise at night also to try to stop using them. ...Read more

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Is it possible to inject the medication Ambien by someone who abuses prescription medication and is an i v drug abuser? I have a relative who I believe is "cooking" and injecting Ambien and need to know if this is possible to do with ambien.

Any drug can be: "Cooked, " filtered and injected. The person then is not only getting the drug they are looking for, but talc, other fillers, coloring and preservative agents, all of which can cause problems in their lungs/livers, as well as the potential for serious infectious complications, including cellulitis, abscesses in skin, lung, brain and bone infection. Your relative is heading for a fall. Get help. ...Read more

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Does long-term use of Ambien cause cancer I have been told for the past 5 years that Ambien is a safe medication to use for sleep (i even asked my dorctor if it caused any types of cancer). I have taken it regularly, with few negative effects — it has hel

Does long-term use of Ambien cause cancer I have been told for the past 5 years that Ambien is a safe medication to use for sleep (i even asked my dorctor if it caused any types of cancer). I have taken it regularly, with few negative effects — it has hel

The : The recent study you are most likely alluding to do not establish an actual cause and effect relationship. It is not known if the sleep medications cause increased risk or if people who are at increased risk are just the people who tend to use these medications. However, Ambien (zolpidem) increases interluken 8, which stimulates cancer growth. Regardless, congratulations for successfully coming off a sleep medication after being on it for so long. Take care. ...Read more

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I took 4 ambien, (zolpidem) 3 klonopin and 3 zestoretic just so I could sleep, was it safe to mix those medications?

I took 4 ambien, (zolpidem) 3 klonopin and 3 zestoretic just so I could sleep, was it safe to mix those medications?

Not safe: Zestoretic is not for sleep- Klonopin and Ambien (zolpidem) is for sleep- it is not safe to mix these two medications particularly high dosages. ...Read more

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I have insomnia and tried numerous medications. I am now taking 100mg of seroquel with 10 mg of Ambien (zolpidem) and it is working great. Any problems w/this.

The main question: Is why you have insomnia in the first place. What evaluations have you had for this? There are many causes -- and although the seroquel and Ambien (zolpidem) may knock you out, this does not get to the root cause of your problem. Also, Ambien (zolpidem) is habit-forming, and in time you'll need more medication for the same effect. You might consider seeing a sleep medicine physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I've tried otc sleep aids and 6mg lunesta (eszopiclone) and 20mg of ambien. What other sleep medications are available I could try?

I've tried otc sleep aids and 6mg lunesta (eszopiclone) and 20mg of ambien. What other sleep medications are available I could try?

NONE: Get a sleep study to rule out OSA. Consider exercise, meditation, prayer, progressive relaxation and keep a sleep journal. Consult a clinical psychologist and consider hypnotherapy. Read " The Relaxation Response" by Herbert Benson, M.D. Get off all sleeping medicines. ...Read more

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I'm looking for medication that can make me fall asleep fast seroquel did it but I gained a lot of weight I take Ambien (zolpidem) 10 mg I need to fall asleep?

I'm looking for medication that can make me fall asleep fast seroquel did it but I gained a lot of weight I take Ambien (zolpidem) 10 mg I need to fall asleep?

COMPLICATED: Several issues. Make sure Adderall is taken early enough. Reduce or stop caffeine. Exercise early in the day. Have a good sleep /wake routine. Other sleep aides like Restoril (temazepam) may be better. ...Read more

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Can I take these two medications together? I take Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep on a regular basis and pulled a muscle in my back and happen to have some leftover flexeril. Can I take these two medications together?

Ambien (zolpidem) : Ambien (zolpidem) and Flexeril are both drugs that are likely to sedate you. If you take both you should do it when you plan to be in a safe place. Your response to the drugs taken together may affect your level of awareness. Do not take them together if you plan to drive or use power tools. Do not combine them with alcohol. ...Read more

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Can I take Ambien (zolpidem) with depression medication desipramine and celexa?

Same doctor gave it?: You better make sure the same doctor who gave you desipramine and Celexa knows you are planning to take Ambien (zolpidem) too. If more than one doctor give you these medications, then you are going to get in trouble because all these medications work on the brain and interact. I highly recommend you pick one doctor and make sure he/she recommends you take all three before you proceed. ...Read more

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Is taking Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg and clonazpham and mirtzaphin and chlorpronazine and estaeolan at the same time safe my mother was told to trake all these medications at night before bed. I need to know if it is safe for her to do so

Is taking Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg and clonazpham and mirtzaphin and chlorpronazine and estaeolan at the same time safe my mother was told to trake all these medications at night before bed. I need to know if it is safe for her to do so

Talk to her doctor: There's no way that I can guess how complex your mother's condition may be. And she may have arrived at the current treatment regimen slowly, effectively, under close medical supervision. Therefore, you need to find out if she is dosing her medication precisely per doctors orders, then discuss any potential consequences of therapy with that physician. ...Read more