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Ambien Dosage 20mg
My husband is 6' 10" tall and weighs in excess of 350 pounds. The 10 mg dosage of Ambien (zolpidem) does not work for him. Can he take more due to size/weight?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been taking 20mg Ambien (zolpidem) for years; my insurance now won't pay for 2 10mg tablets. What are equivalent dosages of Triazolam, Sonota, and Restoril?
Each : Medication is different so I would talk to your doctor and try the new medicine to see which one works best for you. So it will be trial of each. Adjusting the dose as needed ...Read more
Doc gave me 5mg Ambien (zolpidem) (30 pills) in Sept. Since then Ive taken 16 pills total cutting it into 1/4 to 1/2 of dosage. Is this small amount addicting?
I just took 2 pills of Ambien (zolpidem) to overcome my insomnia. I also have moderate obstructive sleep apnea. How safe is this dosage 20 mg.
Unsafe: your history and oversose on ambien (zolpidem) are both bad for sleep tablets used with a pt with OSA. seek medical attention as it suggests on the label as well as a better discussion of your med history and med issues with your past and future ambien (zolpidem) prescribers ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother is taking seroquel...ambien and xanax (alprazolam). 200mg seroquel and 120 pills of 1mg xanax (alprazolam) not sure of the dosage of ambien. Is this okay?
Too many sedatives: Without knowing the exact regimen my best comment is to note that care must be taken when using multiple medications with sedative effects. I assume the Ambien is for sleep and the Xanax (alprazolam) is for anxiety. I would argue both are short-term interventions and she will be best served if alternative approaches are explored. The only thing I can say with certainty is that she should NOT drink alcohol! ...Read more
My girlfriend took 3 Ambien (zolpidem) and 3 lorazipam. Her normal dose is 1 pill of each. How concerned should i be? What should I look out for?
I'm prescribed 10mg Ambien (zolpidem) to take every night, and been on it for 5+ months. I've built up a tolerance, is there a higher dose I can take?
No: Ambien (zolpidem) 10 mg is the maximum dose. The problem with ALL the tranquilizer type sleep meds is you build a tolerance to them and they don't work after a while. This is why it's best not to take these every night. Taking them every 2-3 nights works better. Alternative meds that could help with sleep are Trazodone, Remeron, or Vistaril. These often are not addicting/do not cause tolerance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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