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Ambien Cr Medication
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
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. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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'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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Insomnia for twenty years. successful taking 1-1.5 mg klonazapam, 1/2-1pill of Ambien cr and either Advil PM or benadryl (diphenhydramine). Lately can't sleep and want to up kl to 2mg. Thoughts? TY
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
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
Sleep: or go to an emergency department.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ambien/Topamax: As prescribed, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Prescribed Vyvanse 30mg a day. I can't sleep even with ambien (zolpidem). What other sleep medication is recommended?
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
Can you buy Ambien (zolpidem) without a script, i desperatly need sleep and my dr won't entertain a medication, i don't fall asleep until daylight?
Ambien (zolpidem) wit a script?: UnlikelyGet a more detailed answer ›
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 and stop using them. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 does 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers