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Is Ambien (zolpidem) safe to take during pregnancy?

Is Ambien (zolpidem) safe to take during pregnancy?

See the Doctor: It is advisable not to take any sleep medications during pregnancy. Tryptophan and melatonin have less side effects. Ambien should only be taken under doctor supervision. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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Can ambien cause a positive pregnancy test? I've read it can. How long will it cause a false positive if it does?

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

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What can I take for sleep during pregnancy? I currently take 10 mg of generic Ambien (zolpidem) and was told that was ok?

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

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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 more

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15 weeks pregnant, no ob gyn visits, has hypertension and has been taking xanex, percocet, seroqel, ambein and suboxon the entire pregnancy. Outcomes?

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 more

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Large doses of ambien (zolpidem)?

Large doses of ambien (zolpidem)?

Unsafe & addictive: Might be life threatening. If u or somebody u know have been taking it, call 911. Otherwise my advice: stay away from it. ...Read more

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Is Ambien (zolpidem) habit forming?

Is Ambien (zolpidem) habit forming?

Yes: Yes it can be habit forming. Other sleeping agents are not. Ask your dr if any options exist for you. ...Read more

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Okay to split Ambien (zolpidem) cr?

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Ambien-CR: Not advised to split any slow release medication. ...Read more

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Ambien (Definition)

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