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Doctor insights on: Ambien Cr Pregnancy

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Request Ambien (zolpidem) taper schedule. Current dose = Ambien (zolpidem) 5mg and Ambien (zolpidem) cr 6.5mg q.D. At bed for ssri taper. 1 month clear of ssri, doing well...Desire taper from ambien (zolpidem). Otc meds (melatonin) help?

Request Ambien (zolpidem) taper schedule.  Current dose = Ambien (zolpidem) 5mg and Ambien (zolpidem) cr 6.5mg q.D. At  bed for ssri taper.  1 month clear of ssri, doing well...Desire  taper from ambien (zolpidem).  Otc meds (melatonin) help?

Work w/your doctor: For this question, it's best to work with your own physician so that you and s/he can be on the same page together. You need to be followed so that help is available if any of your symptoms return, etc. ...Read more

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Does Ambien (zolpidem) cr work on the first night?

Does Ambien (zolpidem) cr work on the first night?

Yes: Sounds like you have some concern; a frank discussion with your physician is the first step. ...Read more

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Is combining Ambien (zolpidem) cr with 50mg of trazadone safe? Ambien (zolpidem) isn't working anymore and I have trazadone was wondering if I can take if Ambien (zolpidem) fails?

Is combining Ambien (zolpidem) cr with 50mg of trazadone safe? Ambien (zolpidem) isn't working anymore and I have trazadone was wondering if I can take if Ambien (zolpidem) fails?

Trazadone or ambien (zolpidem)?: Before you make any changes to your medication regimen, you should discuss thoroughly with your provider. Now sounds like a good time to leave your doc a message about how Ambien (zolpidem) has become ineffective (which is one of the many drawbacks of habit forming meds). While technically there is no interaction b/w Ambien (zolpidem) & trazodone, if Ambien (zolpidem) is no longer working, perhaps discuss stopping that one? ...Read more

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Suboxone and klonopin (clonazepam) during pregnancy okay?

Suboxone and klonopin (clonazepam) during pregnancy okay?

No: Benzodiazepines and suboxone have been known to cause death, when taken together. I would not take them together even if i were not pregnant. Benzodiazepines during pregnancy can increase the risk of miscarriage and birth defects. ...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.

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 Ambien (zolpidem) safe to take during pregnancy?

Is Ambien (zolpidem) safe to take during pregnancy?

See the Doctor: It is advisable not to take any sleep medications during pregnancy. Tryptophan and melatonin have less side effects. Ambien should only be taken under doctor supervision. ...Read more

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Is it possible for trazodone 50 mg and Ambien (zolpidem) 10 mg to be taken together?

Provider supervision: This combination could be reasonable if you are being closely managed by a health professional prescribing them to you. Treatment decisions are always benefits vs. risks. Ambien (zolpidem) is recommended to be started at 5 mg but can be increased to 10 mg if needed and you are aware of the added risks (see the FDA's warning). I am not sure what other medications you may be taking. Alcohol is not recommended. ...Read more

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Why is luvox (fluvoxamine) cr the least prescribes ssri?

Why is  luvox (fluvoxamine) cr the  least prescribes ssri?

Expensive: Luvox (fluvoxamine) is not fda-approved for treatment of depression; used “off-label” for this illness. It has higher rate of side effects and drug interactions compared with several other ssris. Luvox (fluvoxamine) cr is much more expensive than other ssris which are available in a generic form. ...Read more

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Can losartan 50 mg be at 10 pm with vytoryn 10/20, tegretol 400 mg and klonopin (clonazepam) 1.5?

Can losartan 50 mg be at 10 pm with vytoryn 10/20, tegretol 400 mg and klonopin (clonazepam) 1.5?

Cozaar (losartan) with others: You should ask the physician (P) who prescribed the losartan (L) that question, as the P knows your condition and past medical history the best. I would opine that the answer to your question is "Yes". ...Read more

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Is subutex safe with ambien (zolpidem)?

Is subutex safe with ambien (zolpidem)?

It is safe: no drug interactions between these two drugs. It is a very common combination. ...Read more

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Why do sleep aides (benadryl, ambien, sonata (zaleplon) ,lunesta, prosom, elavil) not work for me?

Why do sleep aides (benadryl, ambien, sonata (zaleplon) ,lunesta, prosom, elavil) not work for me?

Different: Everyone is different. It also depends upon why you are having difficulty with sleep. If you suffer insomnia talk to your doctor about this. There are many medications that can be used for this disorder. ...Read more

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Can I use plexus slim with Vyvanse Lexapro Suboxone klonopin Ambien (zolpidem) hctz atenolol levothyroxine & atorvastatin?Thank you.

Yes you can but: You can as there is no interaction but since you do have several medical conditions and taking all those meds i will advice to get approval of your doctor if you go on any very low calorie diet. ...Read more

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Whata the precursers to taking atarax, ativan, and ambien (zolpidem) togrther?

Precursers: Please do not take any medications that have been taken together unless prescribed by your doctor. Call your doctor for further advice! Please let me know how things go! ...Read more

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Is zyprexa (olanzapine) (olanazipine) safe during pregnancy pls?

Is zyprexa (olanzapine) (olanazipine) safe during pregnancy pls?

Possibly: Please discuss the benefits of using this medication vs risks of illness in pregnancy without it, with your psychiatrist and OB doctor. However, a prospective study with this & other atypical antipsychotics vs controls without such exposures, showed no differences between groups in terms of risk for fetal malformations or rates of obstetrical or neonatal complications. Larger studies needed. ...Read more

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I'm on Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg PRN and Soma 350mg TID and at bedtime. took a Soma & Ambien (zolpidem) at bedtime I experienced a psychedelic effect. Why? Is it safe?

Ambien (zolpidem) and Soma: Ambien and Soma together is not a good idea it can cause increased CNS depression and and psychomotor impairment cautioned is to be used when taking Soma as it is metabolizes to Meprobamate a benzodiazepine which is in the Xanax (alprazolam) family and is addictive ...Read more

Ambien (Definition)

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