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Is it possible to inject the medication Ambien by someone who abuses prescription medication and is an i v drug abuser? I have a relative who i believe is "cooking" and injecting Ambien and need to know if this is possible to do with ambien.
Any drug can be: "cooked, " filtered and injected. The person then is not only getting the drug they are looking for, but talc, other fillers, coloring and preservative agents, all of which can cause problems in their lungs/livers, as well as the potential for serious infectious complications, including cellulitis, abscesses in skin, lung, brain and bone infection. Your relative is heading for a fall. Get help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ambien/Topamax: As prescribed, yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
What are some good sleep medications besides Ambien (zolpidem)? After a cake for a while it stops working. I've tried several others and at the same affect. They work really good in the beginning but fade off. Any suggestions
Tolerance: Lunesta (eszopiclone) is a good alternative. Medications like Ambien are addictive and people develop tolerance to it. I started prescribing relaxation apps to patients of mine to help them sleep and it has worked great. 60% of them quit their sleeping medications completely. I would recommend white noise at night also to try and stop using them. ...Read more
Does long-term use of Ambien cause cancer I have been told for the past 5 years that Ambien is a safe medication to use for sleep (i even asked my dorctor if it caused any types of cancer). I have taken it regularly, with few negative effects - it has hel
The : The recent study you are most likely alluding to does not establish an actual cause and effect relationship. It is not known if the sleep medications cause increased risk or if people who are at increased risk are just the people who tend to use these medications. However, Ambien (zolpidem) increases interluken 8, which stimulates cancer growth. Regardless, congratulations for successfully coming off a sleep medication after being on it for so long. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've tried otc sleep aids and 6mg lunesta (eszopiclone) and 20mg of ambien. What other sleep medications are available I could try?
Same doctor gave it?: You better make sure the same doctor who gave you desipramine and Celexa knows you are planning to take Ambien (zolpidem) too. If more than one doctor gave you these medications, then you are going to get in trouble because all these medications work on the brain and interact. I highly recommend you pick one doctor and make sure he/she recommends you take all three before you proceed. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
For sleep, but....: Silenor is a sleep medication but it works very differently from ambien. Silenor's chemical name is doxepin, this has been used as an antidepressant for many years (at much higher doses 100-300mg/day vs 3-6mg for silenor). It works similar to OTC sleep aids like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and doxylamine by blocking histamine. Zolpidem works in a more complex way on hormones that regulate sleep. ...Read more
Prescribed Vyvanse 30mg a day. I can't sleep even with ambien (zolpidem). What other sleep medication is recommended?
My partner is a 50 yr old male with good health that takes no medication. He has chronic sleep issues, is it safe for him to take Ambien (zolpidem) every night?
Ambien (zolpidem): Nope. Not at all. This highly addicting and dangerous medication does not provide good restorative sleep. It is something that knocks a person out but does not allow all the necessary stages of sleep. Think of the drug that killed michael jackson. The same principles apply. Ambien (zolpidem) will knock one out but cause brain disease over time given the lack of good sleep. ...Read more
Can you buy Ambien (zolpidem) without a script, i desperatly need sleep and my dr won't entertain a medication, i don't fall asleep until daylight?
Ambien (zolpidem) wit a script?: UnlikelyGet a more detailed answer ›
I took 4 ambien, (zolpidem) 3 klonopin and 3 zestoretic just so i could sleep, was it safe to mix those medications?
I have insomnia and tried numerous medications. I am now taking 100mg of seroquel with 10 mg of Ambien (zolpidem) and it is working great. Any problems w/this.
The main question: Is why you have insomnia in the first place. What evaluations have you had for this? There are many causes -- and although the seroquel and Ambien (zolpidem) may knock you out, this does not get to the root cause of your problem. Also, Ambien (zolpidem) is habit-forming, and in time you'll need more medication for the same effect. You might consider seeing a sleep medicine physician for evaluation. ...Read more
Is ambien (zolpidem) a good replacement for sleep if im trying to get off ativan? insomnia is caused by the certain antipsychotics and changing medications
I'm looking for medication that can make me fall asleep fast seroquel did it but i gained a lot of weight i take Ambien (zolpidem) 10 mg i need to fall asleep ?
Can i take these two medications together? I take Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep on a regular basis and pulled a muscle in my back and happen to have some leftover flexeril. Can i take these two medications together?
Ambien (zolpidem) : Ambien (zolpidem) and Flexeril are both drugs that are likely to sedate you. If you take both you should do it when you plan to be in a safe place. Your response to the drugs taken together may affect your level of awareness. Do not take them together if you plan to drive or use power tools. Do not combine them with alcohol. ...Read more
I have been having trouble sleeping at night. Wondering if I should look into ambien or some other type of medication. Is there anything that is safe and over the counter I can try? I have only had about 3-4 hours a sleep a night for the last 2
Peanut butter: try a little snack like peanut butter cracker with small glass of milk , can try diphenhydramine[benadryl ] 25 mg too , it lasts 12 hours so take it by 8pm . pray alot and don't have tv or lights going, get exersize in daytime, good sleep hygiene ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is taking Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg and clonazpham and mirtzaphin and chlorpronazine and estaeolan at the same time safe my mother was told to trake all these medications at night before bed. I need to know if it is safe for her to do so
Talk to her doctor: There's no way that i can guess how complex your mother's condition may be. And she may have arrived at the current treatment regimen slowly, effectively, under close medical supervision. Therefore, you need to find out if she is dosing her medication precisely per doctors orders, then discuss any potential consequences of therapy with that physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer