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Ambien Empty Stomach
I can't take Ambien (zolpidem) on an empty stomach so it doesn't work. The sublingual preparation is far too costly. Can standard Ambien (zolpidem) be taken sublingualy?
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 finally broke down and asked for Ambien (zolpidem) I took it on a empty stomach 10mg and did absolutely nothing? Insomnia is taking over my life
Sleep hygiene: 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe Constipation: The cause of this patient's constipation is partly due to Shy Dragar Syndrome and partly due to the meds she has been on. She is taking Dilauded and may be some others as well. Lizess is being given and not helping along with laxatives. I will add Movantik to counter the effect of dilauded. Modification of diet.high fiber, stool softners, and plenty of fluids. For Hypotension may need more salt in the food. The abdominal pain may be secondary to severe constipation. Suggest nutritional consult. Also suggest shared informations by all treating specialists. Gi.Rheumatologist and any others have to be in communication about this patient. And at some stage if the Dilauded can be tapered and discontinue, that will definitely help the constipation and the pain as well ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
? Ampyra (dalfampridine): You could use with or without food twice daily, but some patients do have mild GI upset. Hopefully drug will assist. Note you do not list your meds, and not clear if you have been diagnosed as secondary progressive. Might discuss management with your neurologist, as multiple interventions may help. ...Read more
Why not?: Coenzyme Q10 is similar to a vitamin & is made in your body. Your cells use it to produce energy for cell growth & maintenance. It also functions as an antioxidant. Can be found in many foods, but is high in organ meats (heart, liver, kidne)y, beef, soy oil, sardines, mackerel, peanuts. (See: http://www. Webmd. Com/heart-disease/heart-failure/tc/coenzyme-q10-topic-overview) ...Read more
Caffeine pills: Can reportedly be taken with food or on an empty stomach. ...Read more
Depends on Med: Painkillers generally involve narcotics &/or anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS) or acetominophen. On an empty stomach, these may be absorbed more quickly BUT, NSAIDS can cause stomach irritation, gastritis, ulceration.Narcotics slow down the bowel, so constipation may be enhanced with bloating & discomfort. Be cautious when taking any of these, esp. NSAIDS without food. ...Read more
Yes and yes but...: Turmeric is perfectly fine to take on an empty stomach but some people might have stomach upset with it, in which case you should take it with food. It can be taken raw, but is better absorbed when combined with oils & fats. Curcumin is an important component. Meriva is a patented curcumin extract which is combined with phosphotidylcholine & is up to 26 times better absorbed than plain curcumin. ...Read more