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Ambien Pregnancy Class
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
Request Ambien (zolpidem) taper schedule. Current dose = Ambien (zolpidem) 5mg and Ambien (zolpidem) cr 6.5mg q.D. At bed for ssri taper. 1 month clear of ssri, doing well...Desire taper from ambien (zolpidem). Otc meds (melatonin) help?
Big risks: Clonazepam has been assigned to pregnancy category D by the FDA. An increased risk of congenital malformations in humans has been associated with use of all known anticonvulsant agents in the treatment of women with epilepsy. However, epilepsy itself may be associated with an increased risk of congenital malformations. Additionally, use of other benzodiazepines is associated with an increased risk in congenital malformation ...Read more
Possibly: There are few medications which have been extensively studied in pregnant women. Any medication use during pregnancy should be discussed with your doctor. There are situations when the benefits of taking a medication may outweigh any potential risks of either side effects or the risk of no treatment. ...Read more
Why do sleep aides (benadryl, ambien, sonata (zaleplon) ,lunesta, prosom, elavil) not work for me?
What sedatives work best Ambien cr, sonata, (zaleplon) lunesta, rozerem or silenor?I take restoril but doesn't work.I can't sleep unless i take an extra seroquel.
Don't get dependent: Taking more and more sleep meds is a dangerous path. Figure out why you can't sleep; see your primary care md first. Eliminate caffeine; don't exercise too late in the evening; stay away from your cell phone and other bright screens just before going to bed. Don't go to bed until you're sleepy. May need referral to sleep lab. Try to get off all sleep meds. Good luck! ...Read more
I take hydrocodone, cyclobenzaprine, amitriptyline, xanax, (alprazolam) and cymbalta. Xanax (alprazolam) as needed, cymbalta brand new - causing nausea. Can I take ondansetron?
Wouldn't recommend: you are already on several drugs which inhibit serotonin reuptake, increasing their levels - amitriptylene, Cymbalta (duloxetine) and cyclobenzaprine all have that potential, and ondansetron does it big time. This can result in the serotonin syndrome which is dangerous and even potentially fatal. All of these drugs also produce sedation. I would talk with your provider and pharmacist about safety of this. ...Read more
I'm on Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg PRN and Soma 350mg TID and at bedtime. took a Soma & Ambien (zolpidem) at bedtime I experienced a psychedelic effect. Why? Is it safe?
Ambien (zolpidem) and Soma: Ambien and Soma together is not a good idea it can cause increased CNS depression and and psychomotor impairment cautioned is to be used when taking Soma as it is metabolizes to Meprobamate a benzodiazepine which is in the Xanax (alprazolam) family and is addictive ...Read more
Precursers: Please do not take any medications that have been taken together unless prescribed by your doctor. Call your doctor for further advice! Please let me know how things go! ...Read more
May Occur: Tofranil (generic imipramine) is a tricyclic antidepressants. While nightmares are reported by some patients taking tofranil, i would not consider this a regular side effect. Many antidepressants can cause an enhanced dream experience. This is a subjective experience and may be interpreted quite differently from one patient to the next. Contact your md if this is a problem. There are alternatives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: The decision to continue Seroquel (quetiapine), (quetiapine) which can have effects during a pregnancy, should involve your prescribing MD working closely with your obstetrician. Generally atypical antipsychotics are relatively safe in pregnancy. That being said, have both doctors confer about the best course for you if you want to continue the Seroquel (quetiapine). Hope this helps. ...Read more
Metformin, dextroamphetamine, maxalt, (rizatriptan) celexa, seroquel, labetalol, any of these drugs dangerous to take together?
Possibly : If all of those drugs are being used together there is a possibility of a negative drug interaction. Two of the drugs in particular could have a serious effect. It is important to have a primary provider, in addition to specialists, who is aware of all the prescriptions that are taken and can make sure inappropriate combinations are not used together. ...Read more
No : There are no medications safe while pregnant. It is a balance in between the risk of harming your baby and hurting your health. Some medications have been studied more in pregnant women, and results show that they do not harm the intrauterine growth or do not cause malformations. Consulting with a specialist is mandatory if you get pregnant while taking any drug. ...Read more
yes: There are no drug-to-drug interactions that contraindicate the two be taken together. ...Read more