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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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Zolpidem (Definition)

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Zolpidem (ambien) is a sedative-hypnotic medicine used for the short-term treatment of ...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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Okay to split Ambien (zolpidem) cr?

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Okay to split Ambien (zolpidem) cr?

Ambien-CR: Not advised to split any slow release medication. ...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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I've been taking two Ambien (zolpidem) cr at night instead of one because i got used to dosage. Is this safe? Could it kill me? I know others do it.

I've been taking two Ambien (zolpidem) cr at night instead of one because i got used to dosage. Is this safe? Could it kill me? I know others do it.

Discuss with ur Dr: Regarding this matter. Taking any medications beyond the recommended dose will give d potential for a cardiovascular event or respiratory xompromise. God bless you. http://www.rxlist.com/ambien-drug/overdosage-contraindications.htm. http://www.rxlist.com/ambien-drug/overdosage-contraindications.htm. http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=47584. ...Read more

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10 mg ambien (zolpidem) no longer works for me and my insurance no longer covers CR dose. What should I expect if I approach my doc about this? 2 yrs on ambien (zolpidem)

Insomnia, Ambien (zolpidem): I understand your need to have good sleep. After using Ambien (zolpidem) for 2 years, you have developed Tolerance, so it is not effective any more. Ambien (zolpidem) CR will not be effective either. Insomnia is a symptom of effects of stress in your life for which Therapy, Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation are beneficial. See Psychiatrist for Therapy, discuss anti-anxiety medications and follow through ...Read more

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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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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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Is Ambien (zolpidem) cr right for me if I have insomnia and mild depression due to insomnia?

Recommend trying: sleep hygiene and medications that are not habit forming first. Retire & rise same time each day. Bedroom should be dark & cool - used only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Dinner should be moderate sized & finished at least 2 to 3 hours before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea ...Read more

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No Matter what time I go to bed at night I wake up at 3 AM. What can I do to remedy this situation.? I have tried Ambien (zolpidem) CR, trazodone and remeron.

Don't wast the time!: Get up. Get some chores done. Do something productive with the time. No one has died from lack of sleep!! Very often anxiety wakes us up from sleep. Talk to your doctor about your anxiety threshold And tell him the medications that don't work for you! ...Read more

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My father has end stage liver failure I was wondering if there anything that can be done for sleep for him other then ambien (zolpidem) er ?

My father has end stage liver failure I was wondering if there anything that can be done for sleep for him other then ambien (zolpidem) er ?

Anxiety: I understand your concern. You are a Caring son! Sleep problem can be due to Anxiety or Depression. Reflect on total life journey of your father and his fulfillment in work, relationships and personal life Reflect on his contribution to your life; show your appreciation to him. Express your concerns including sleep problem of your father to Psychiatrist and discuss Therapy and Medication. ...Read more

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Can't keep eyelids open at various times during the day. Central sleep apnea treated with vpap. Don't feel tired. 6.25 mg Ambien (zolpidem) cr. Apnea related?

Can't keep eyelids open at various times during the day. Central sleep apnea treated with vpap. Don't feel tired. 6.25 mg Ambien (zolpidem) cr. Apnea related?

Tiredness: May want to repeat the sleep apnea test and see if there is over treatment or under treatment may want to do mwt or mslt to rule out other sleep disorders also, rule out medical conditions, psychiatric conditions, sleep hygiene etc. ...Read more

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Large doses of ambien (zolpidem)?

Large doses of ambien (zolpidem)?

Unsafe & addictive: Might be life threatening. If u or somebody u know have been taking it, call 911. Otherwise my advice: stay away from it. ...Read more

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Ambien (Definition)

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