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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)?

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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 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 and saw me 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