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Ambien Early Pregnancy
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
Not recommended.: Ambien use during pregnancy is considered risky and associated with preterm, Cesarean, and small-for-age births, as well as infants with low birth weights, although it has not been linked with birth defects. You *may* use Ambien during pregnancy, however, your risk for these pregnancy events may rise, so I would not recommend it. Instead, meditation and pregnancy-appropriate exercise may work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can ambien cause a positive pregnancy test? I've read it can. How long will it cause a false positive if it does?
Hmmm....: Haven't heard from any reliable source that Ambien causes a false positive pregnancy test. That means a person can have a false positive test with or without taking Ambien... meaning the two events are unrelated coincidences. A urine pregnancy test is very accurate 3 weeks after sex. If unsure of the result, can repeat a test after 1 more week. ...Read more
What can I take for sleep during pregnancy? I currently take 10 mg of generic Ambien (zolpidem) and was told that was ok?
Pregnancy sleep help: The fda rates safety of drugs in pregnancy from category a (controlled studies showing no fetal risk) to x (proven risks to fetus outweigh maternal benefit). Ambien is category b: presumed safe, based on animal studies; no well-controlled human studies available. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is another "class b." best plan is improved sleep hygiene, though: http://www.Umm.Edu/sleep/sleep_hyg.Htm. ...Read more
Is tylenol (acetaminophen) pm safe to take during pregnancy? I have insomnia and I have been on Ambien but i want to take something that safe as i had 3 miscarriages
See Obstetician: Learn stress management causing sleep problem it is advisable not to take sleep medications during pregnancy take natural remedies. See your obstetrician to discuss stress management tylenol (acetaminophen) pm if needed should be under his/her supervision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 38 weeks pregnant. I was prescribed Zanaflex before pregnancy as needed. This week I was given Ambien to help me sleep. Are these safe together?
Ask you OB MD: This is a question that you need to ask your treating OB MD who is providing your care. ...Read more
15 weeks pregnant, no ob gyn visits, has hypertension and has been taking xanex, percocet, seroqel, ambein and suboxon the entire pregnancy. Outcomes?
HIgh risk pregnancy: With these illnesses and medications, she has a high-risk pregnancy. She needs a good team to see her through: maternal-fetal medicine physician, psychiatrist, and therapist. She won't be able to withdraw from the opiates while pregnant, but will need a substance abuse program after delivery. Social services needs to be involved concerning parenting issues. Baby @ risk but could still be well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I take Ambien (zolpidem) & wake up really early (6), is it a sign to get up or drug wearing off? Usually groggy & not ready to get up but hard to fall back.
Could be either : Actually, it could be either of the reasons you listed. First, Ambien (zolpidem) should work for ~6-7 hours. That said, If you've been taking Ambien (zolpidem) for awhile, talk to your doctor about the possibility of rotating medications. This usually helps to reduce tolerance. Also, remember to take Ambien (zolpidem) on an empty stomach - as food decreases absorption of the drug. Hope that helps! ...Read more
If i ran out of Ambien (zolpidem) early are there any OTC medicines that will give me a 'mellow, relaxed, horny feeling?
Results vary..: Ambien (zolpidem) is a sleep medication designed to provide you with uninterrupted sleep for about 8 hrs. There can be unwanted and even dangerous side effects. Sleep walking. Sleep eating sleep driving. If you are tryiing to trip on Ambien (zolpidem) and use it for purposes other than to treat insomnia the results are not predictable. An overdose of Ambien (zolpidem) with or without other drugs may be your last trip. ...Read more
Ambien (zolpidem) -- how many?: Ambien (zolpidem) (or zolpodem) comes in 5mg and 10mg tablet strengths. Ambien (zolpidem) cr (controlled release) is available in 6.25mg and 12.5 mg tablet strengths. Most commonly, Pts are rx'ed one tab of whichever strength their doc thinks best, right before bedtime. However, it's most important that you follow the instructions your doc gave about how, exactly, to take your ambien (zolpidem). If unsure, give a call :) ...Read more
No: That would be an off label use of the drug which could increase side effects. Not a good idea. ...Read more
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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