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What happens if you take Ambien & lunesta (eszopiclone) together?

What happens if you take Ambien & lunesta (eszopiclone) together?

No: These meds have similar use and taking them together could be too sedating. Do not take together!!! ...Read more

Ambien (Definition)

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


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Which sedative is biggest for bi polar? Ambien, lunesta (eszopiclone) or silenor?

Which sedative is biggest for bi polar? Ambien, lunesta (eszopiclone) or silenor?

Lunesta (eszopiclone): Lunesta (eszopiclone) is by far the safest of the three. Ambien causes too much sleep-eating, sleep-walking, sleep talking, and even sleep driving. I have not seen any of this with lunesta (eszopiclone). Silenor is horrifically expensive for an old generic drug in low doses and is probably the closest in effect to benadryl. I don't know of anyone that has switched into mania on it, but it is a theoretical possibility. ...Read more

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Which is more powerful Ambien or lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Which is more powerful Ambien or lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Neither: Zolpidem (Ambien) and eszopiclone (Lunesta) are medications used on a short-term basis for insomnia. Both act at the benzodiazepine receptor although they are not chemically in the benzodiazepine class. They are generally useful for early insomnia (getting to sleep). Neither is more "powerful", but effect depends on dose, and sometimes one works for a patient and the other doesn't. ...Read more

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Which is best for sleep Ambien or lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Both effective: Some pts complain of a metallic taste with lunesta@//taking it with juice gets rid of it. ...Read more

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How much more efficacious is suvorexant than Ambien or lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Unknown: As far as I know, suvorexant is not yet on the market in the us. ...Read more

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Which is better for sleep and starting sleep Ambien or lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Which is better for sleep and starting sleep Ambien or lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Try other means 1st: The best sleep is natural sleep. If you're having trouble sleeping, try simple changes: don't go to bed if you're not sleepy, avoid caffeine and alcohol, and don't exercise late in the day. Stay off your computer or phone late in the evening; bright screens can interfere with natural sleep cycles. Try meds only under a doctor's care and for occasional, not daily use. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do nonbenzodiazepines z drugs like Ambien and lunesta (eszopiclone) disrupt sleep architecture?

Yes: Actually, Ambien and Lunesta (eszopiclone) are benzodiazepines they have more specific activity for selective receptors directed at sedation, and have a short half life or time in your system, but they affect sleep architecture just like other benzodiazepines or alcohol, just in a milder manner. ...Read more

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Ambien and lunesta (eszopiclone) can't help me sleep anymore, what other medicine can I get my doctor to prescribe?

Ambien and lunesta (eszopiclone) can't help me sleep anymore, what other medicine can I get my doctor to prescribe?

Insomnia: Insomnia can be frustrating. But medications are only part of the treatment. Good sleep hygiene is key. Try to avoid electronics, nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, vigorous exercise, bright lights, ; large meals prior to bedtime. Regularize your sleep ; wake up times. Understanding why you have insomnia can be effective in treating it. A sleep medicine specialist can help with figuring that out. ...Read more

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Why won't doctors prescribe halcyon or Valium for chronic insomnia when ambien and lunesta (eszopiclone) won't work?

They can: But can be addictive so precautions and if have sleep apnea[stop breathing when snore] can make it worse. Try benadryl (diphenhydramine) and eat carbohydrate snack before bed like peanut butter/milk. Try melatonin too 10 mg/night. Good sleep habits, dark quiet room ext. ...Read more

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Have a sleep study in a week can I take a Ambien or lunesta (eszopiclone) to fall asleep quick? I take clonazepam 3mg inderal 80mg and remeron 45 mg at night?

Have a sleep study in a week can I take a Ambien or lunesta (eszopiclone) to fall asleep quick? I take clonazepam 3mg inderal 80mg and remeron 45 mg at night?

You will need to: Ask the sleep specialist this specific questions. I have seen sleep specialists tell people to continue their sleep meds and have also seen them instruct patients to hold them. ...Read more

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20 mg Ambien 3 mg lunesta (eszopiclone) 10 mg flexeril 300 mg Wellbutrin 10 mg Lexapro and a does of podiapn all in a few minutes Will I be ok?

NO, Call 911: If you are trying to harm yourself or to harm others you should call your local emergency number 911 or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. Take care and stay out of trouble. ...Read more

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Do GABA drugs always work for everyone? Mainly benzodiazepines and the z drugs. Ambien 5mg with lunesta (eszopiclone) 3mg combo isn't. What similar meds could work?

Do GABA drugs always work for everyone? Mainly benzodiazepines and the z drugs. Ambien 5mg with lunesta (eszopiclone) 3mg combo isn't. What similar meds could work?

Eval 1st, med 2nd: What "works, " depends on clinical need. For instance, you'd have to assess why there's a sleep disturbance in the first place. These have many possible causes, and applicable medicines & other treatments would change accordingly. Please consider seeing a psychiatrist who can help you with your individual situation and concerns. If needed, a formal sleep study can be done also. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best sedative for bi polar? Can't sleep. I've heard of Ambien cr and lunesta (eszopiclone)

What is the best sedative for bi polar? Can't sleep. I've heard of Ambien cr and lunesta (eszopiclone)

No best medicine: I am not sure that there is any specific study indicating the absolute best medication for sleep for the collective of patients with bipolar disorder. Among the likely candidates however there are ziprasidone, olanzapine, and quetapine and specifically these medications also have a characterized capacity to treat mood disturbances attributable to bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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I would like sleep pills that work this is the list that doesn't for me: ambien, prosom, restoril, lunesta (eszopiclone). ideas?

I would like sleep pills that work this is the list that doesn't for me: ambien, prosom, restoril, lunesta (eszopiclone). ideas?

Others are: In general: Melatonin (A natural supplement), trazodone, clonidine, Remeron, and sometimes Seroquel (quetiapine) when severe. Please talk to your doctor about an appropriate choice. ...Read more

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I have had ambien, trazodone, and now lunesta (eszopiclone). I took 2 mg of luniest but it's not working; can I take 5 mg of ambien?

No: Stop it, please. Adding more sleeping agents without consulting your prescribing dr is always wrong. Rather go back to the office and ask what other measures and meds can be tried, give your dr a fair chance to fix it please. ...Read more

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I have been up for three days. Tried Lunesta, (eszopiclone) Ambien, dphnhydrm. Elavil. Tonight doxylamine succinate. I took 50 mg ~4 hrs ago. Can I take 1 more?

I have been up for three days. Tried Lunesta, (eszopiclone) Ambien, dphnhydrm. Elavil. Tonight doxylamine succinate. I took 50 mg ~4 hrs ago. Can I take 1 more?

50 mg is max: 50mg is the max recommended dose for insomnia using doxylamine. I would recommend consulting your physician for an exam - possibly even a psychiatrist or sleep specialist to determine why you haven't been able to sleep! ...Read more

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Ambien, prosom, restoril, and lunesta (eszopiclone) don't work for me. What sleeping pills could I take that would work?

Ambien, prosom, restoril, and lunesta (eszopiclone) don't work for me. What sleeping pills could I take that would work?

Consider evaluation: The key to treating insomnia is finding the underlying cause. Some patients have insomnia because they are born with it but most patients have insomnia secondary to another medical issue. Commonly this includes anxiety/depression but medical issues such as pain and reflux can keep people awake at night. Biofeedback may be superior to pills. Consider an evaluation by a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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If you take 3mg lunesta (eszopiclone) and 10mg Ambien is that ok? I took them an hour apart because lunesta (eszopiclone) didn't feel like it wAs working.

Would not advise: It is NOT a wise idea to mix sleeping pills as there is a distinct risk of possible apnea. Please contact your physician today and find out why you have a sleep disorder ...Read more

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I have been taking ambien 10 mg nightly for years but it wears off after about 3-4 hours can I then take a 1 mg of lunesta (eszopiclone) when I wake up.?

I have been taking ambien 10 mg nightly for years but it wears off after about 3-4 hours can I then take a 1 mg of lunesta (eszopiclone) when I wake up.?

Generally yes: Cannot say in your particular case AND
ambien has an effective duration of about 3 to 4 hr. Often people wake up because it ain't there. Consequently, interactions with a drug that ain't even there, are not likely to be serious.
Strongly consider SLEEP HYGIENE resources on this site. ...Read more

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Just took 1 mg lunesta (eszopiclone). I have no more lunesta (eszopiclone) but have 5mg of ambien. I am still awake can I take the 5mg of lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Sleeping Pills: Lunesta (eszopiclone) 1 mg is a starting low dose. It sounds like its not strong enough for you.

Ambian 5 mg is also a starting low dose. It goes up to 10 mg.

This answer comes an hour after you asked the question, so hopefully you're sound asleep! If not, its okay to take the 5 mg Ambian. But recommend just taking one of those at an effective dose, not both for longer use. Add Ashwagandha 500 mg. ...Read more

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Can Ambien cause nervousness the following day. If so is lunesta (eszopiclone) a better option.

Yes and no: Ambien and Lunesta (eszopiclone) are more alike than different. Neither usually produce withdrawal anxiety. But if yo get it from one, likely will from the other although Lunesta (eszopiclone). Doesn't burn off as fast and may not provide such rapid withdrawal. There are other medications that have good to excellent sleep induction properties, and thee are ways to train your brain to go to sleep naturally without meds. ...Read more

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Do nonbenzodiazepine z drugs like lunesta (eszopiclone) and Ambien disrupt sleep architecture?

Do nonbenzodiazepine z drugs like lunesta (eszopiclone) and Ambien disrupt sleep architecture?

Yes-with chronic use: Good question. The "z drugs" disrupt sleep less than benzodiazepines but there is evidence that there is some disruption with chronic use that becomes a big problem when people try to stop taking these drugs. See http://www. Mylwi. Com/ehealth-newsletter/why-you-shouldnt-confuse-ambien-use-with-sleep/ & http://weeksmd. Com/2013/04/sleeping-pills-and-death/ & http://bit. Ly/17uogmu for details. ...Read more

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Best med to switch to from ambien that helps with sleep onset problems? Lunesta (eszopiclone) nor trazodone work.

Best med to switch to from ambien that helps with sleep onset problems? Lunesta (eszopiclone) nor trazodone work.

Belsomra: This is a new medication that shows some promising results. It works directly in the "sleep center" and makes falling asleep easier. It is available by prescription only and you should talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Lunesta (eszopiclone) didn't put me to sleep but made me sleepy all the next day. Keep trying or change back to ambien?

Lunesta (eszopiclone) didn't put me to sleep but made me sleepy all the next day. Keep trying or change back to ambien?

Have you worked on: Your sleep hygiene as well? 1.Keep regular bed ; waking time (even weekends). Rise same time each day, regardless of time you fell asleep. 2. Develop relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath/shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows. 4. Bedroom is only for sleep ; sex. No work materials, computers, ; tv in room. 5. >. ...Read more

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What happens if you take lunesta (eszopiclone) or Ambien with an energy drink like red bull?

Why: If you mean at the same time they defeat the purpose of each other. Red Bull and other energy drinks have caffeine which is a stimulant. They also have many other chemicals and are definitely not healthy. Lunesta (eszopiclone) and ambien are both sleeping medicstions ...Read more

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I've tried otc sleep aids and 6mg lunesta (eszopiclone) and 20mg of ambien. What other sleep medications are available I could try?

I've tried otc sleep aids and 6mg lunesta (eszopiclone) and 20mg of ambien. What other sleep medications are available I could try?

NONE: Get a sleep study to rule out OSA. Consider exercise, meditation, prayer, progressive relaxation and keep a sleep journal. Consult a clinical psychologist and consider hypnotherapy. Read " The Relaxation Response" by Herbert Benson, M.D. Get off all sleeping medicines. ...Read more

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Lunesta (eszopiclone) 3mg, Ambien 5mg, and vistaril 100mg before bed. Think I should be asleep fast, but it's been 1 hr. Can I eat now or will that alter effects?

Lunesta (eszopiclone) 3mg, Ambien 5mg, and vistaril 100mg before bed. Think I should be asleep fast, but it's been 1 hr. Can I eat now or will that alter effects?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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