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Is it ill advised to take 20mg of ambien (zolpidem)? The 10's don't seem to be working so well lately and I could really use the sleep. Thanks!

Is it ill advised to take 20mg of ambien (zolpidem)? The 10's don't seem to be working so well lately and I could really use the sleep. Thanks!

Yes: Ambien (zolpidem) if taken every night without a several day break occasionally will get less effective. You should always do well with 10 mg. Stop on a weekend during which you should have a couple of good days of relaxation and exercise and then restart for the days of stress when you can't get to sleep. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Psychotic (Definition)

Psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia) are major mental disorders that cause abnormal thinking. Psychotic people lose touch with reality and have symptoms of delusions and hallucinations. Delusions are false beliefs, such as thinking that a TV is sending you personal messages. Hallucinations are false perceptions, such as hearing, seeing, or feeling something that ...Read more


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What is Ambien (zolpidem) used for?

What is Ambien (zolpidem) used for?

Insomnia: Ambien (zolpidem) has an indication for the short term treatment of insomnia. In clinical practice is not only used on a short-term basis. ...Read more

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Is Ambien (zolpidem) considered a narcatic?

Is Ambien (zolpidem) considered a narcatic?

Category IV: Ambien, the brand name for zolpidem, is a category IV controlled substance per the controlled substances act determined by the dea and fda. That means that zolpidem, like other benzodiazepines and their "relatives" have a potential for abuse/dependence. ...Read more

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Is subutex safe with ambien (zolpidem)?

Is subutex safe with ambien (zolpidem)?

It is safe: no drug interactions between these two drugs. It is a very common combination. ...Read more

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How do you stop Ambien (zolpidem) addiction?

How do you stop Ambien (zolpidem) addiction?

Detox and treatment: Ambien (zolpidem) addition can be very dangerous. If tapering doesn't work, a formal detox is needed. Ambien (zolpidem) detox is similar to alcohol or other sedative detox. Detox with benzodiazepines, barbiturates or anticonvulsants is the most likely withdrawal treatment after detox, treat the addiction like you would any other, with abstinence, therapy, support groups, drug screening, etc. ...Read more

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How long will Ambien (zolpidem) stay in urine?

24 hours: The answer to your question will vary with gender, dosing, and frequeny of use. If you take the medication once, it should be out of your system in 24 hours if you are average. ...Read more

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Is memory loss from Ambien (zolpidem) permanent?

Is memory loss from Ambien (zolpidem) permanent?

Unlikely: Memory loss is not an uncommonly seen "side effect" of the sedative hypnotics. I'd discuss with your prescribing physician, as you may benefit from a lower dose, or perhaps a completely different medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could you mix Ambien (zolpidem) and hydrocodone?

No: Both of these medications can cause respiratory depression and when mixed together may cause exacerbated effects. ...Read more

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Is it safe for children to take ambien (zolpidem)?

Is it safe for children to take ambien (zolpidem)?

Ambien (zolpidem): Not safe, not approved, although off-label use in under 18 years of age has been reported. ...Read more

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Can you take Ambien (zolpidem) and Advil together?

Can you take Ambien (zolpidem) and Advil together?

yes: In my practice I have many patients taking Ambien (zolpidem) to sleep who also take some form of anti-inflammatory medicine for arthritis or other joint pain, and do well. Please discuss this in detail with your treating physician for specific answers to your situation. ...Read more

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Klonopin and Ambien, (zolpidem) are they ok to take?

Not really...: Probably not a good idea to mix these drugs together. An interaction effect with an increase in anxiety, insomnia, memory disturbance, and possible excessive sedation. Talk to your doctor about possible alteration of the dose and type of medicine. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 15mg of Ambien (zolpidem) pregnant?

Is it ok to take 15mg of Ambien (zolpidem) pregnant?

Avoid if possible: There is not enough info to determine the safety of Ambien (zolpidem) during pregnancy. Some data suggest that it can cross the placenta and affect the fetus. It would be better to try good sleep hygiene like going to bed at the same time each night, avoiding heavy meals less than 2 hrs before sleep, avoiding caffeine and stressful activities at night ; engaging in relaxing activities prior to sleep. ...Read more

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Are there any sexual side effects of ambien (zolpidem)?

Yes: With any sedating medication, there can be effects on libido. Ambien (zolpidem) is included in this category. ...Read more

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Can i take 100mg trazadone with 10mg ambien (zolpidem)?

Can i take 100mg trazadone with 10mg ambien (zolpidem)?

Probably ok: Check with your prescribing doctor before mixing medicines. There's no special danger in using these together — i sometimes prescribe both, as Ambien (zolpidem) helps mainly with falling asleep and trazodone with staying asleep. But since they are both sleeping pills, the effect is additive and there's a risk of over-sedation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to sleep without ambien (zolpidem)?

Can you tell me how to sleep without ambien (zolpidem)?

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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Is it safe to use Ambien (zolpidem) and ativan together?

Maybe: If used at same time, sleep depth and duration will increase, maybe dangerously. People who have developed tolerance to one or both drugs will have less trouble, but may still have trouble. Consult your doctor before combining them. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Writer
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Psychosis (Definition)

Psychotic disorders (such as schizophrenia) are major mental disorders that cause abnormal thinking. Psychotic people lose touch with reality and have symptoms of delusions and hallucinations. Delusions are false beliefs, such as thinking that a TV is sending you personal messages. Hallucinations are false perceptions, such as hearing, seeing, or feeling something that ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychoses (Definition)

Psychosis is a condition mostly seen in Schizophrenia and conditions where certain drugs cause psychotic symptoms. Symptoms may include auditory and visual hallucinations and a break with reality. Psychotic symptoms can be managed with medications and usually begin at the age of 20+ but can also be seen earlier or later as in Dementia or ...Read more