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Doctor insights on: Ambien Recreational Dose

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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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Ambien (Definition)

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


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How many ambien (zolpidem) does it take to over dose?

How many ambien (zolpidem) does it take to over dose?

Just one . . .: You only need to take one too many pills to overdose. Heck, it's dangerous if you take even just one pill that's not prescribed for you. So don't do it! If you think you need more or something different, then ask your prescribing doc. ...Read more

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I'm prescribed 10mg Ambien (zolpidem) to take every night, and been on it for 5+ months. I've built up a tolerance, is there a higher dose I can take?

No: Ambien (zolpidem) 10 mg is the maximum dose. The problem with ALL the tranquilizer type sleep meds is you build a tolerance to them and they don't work after a while. This is why it's best not to take these every night. Taking them every 2-3 nights works better. Alternative meds that could help with sleep are Trazodone, Remeron, or Vistaril. These often are not addicting/do not cause tolerance. ...Read more

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After taking a dose of ambien, how long should I wait before taking xanax (alprazolam)?

If prescribed, : They may be taken at the same time. There is no need to stagger them. ...Read more

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I have taken my dose of miclizine. Can i take a half of Ambien (zolpidem) if i can't sleep? Last night i couldn't sleep.

I have taken my dose of miclizine. Can i take a half of Ambien (zolpidem) if i can't sleep? Last night i couldn't sleep.

Sleepless: Try going to bed at the same time every night. Turn off your electronic devices and stop texting an hour before bedtime. Listen to relaxing music an take a warm bath. ...Read more

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10 mg ambien (zolpidem) no longer works for me and my insurance no longer covers CR dose. What should I expect if I approach my doc about this? 2 yrs on ambien (zolpidem)

Insomnia, Ambien (zolpidem): I understand your need to have good sleep. After using Ambien (zolpidem) for 2 years, you have developed Tolerance, so it is not effective any more. Ambien (zolpidem) CR will not be effective either. Insomnia is a symptom of effects of stress in your life for which Therapy, Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation are beneficial. See Psychiatrist for Therapy, discuss anti-anxiety medications and follow through ...Read more

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Can you take small dose of flexeril with ambien (zolpidem) for fibromyalgia pain?

Not advise: Ambien (zolpidem) can be habit forming so not advise that. You need to have your sleep accessed. To decide why you can't sleep. Ask you physician ...Read more

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I take trazodone1x50mg at night and low-dose Ambien (zolpidem) taken as needed. Trazodone doesn't seem to get me to sleep; may i add half an ambien (zolpidem)?

See below: Questions about changing medications or doses of current meds are best addressed to the doc who proscribed them. A more natural option might be the addition of melatonin before bedtime. Discuss with doc. Also important to ascertain cause(s) of insomniastress, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, eating too much too late, noisy environment, bright lights. Establish sleep regimen. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Work w/your doctor: For this question, it's best to work with your own physician so that you and s/he can be on the same page together. You need to be followed so that help is available if any of your symptoms return, etc. ...Read more

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In Ambien (zolpidem) for 2 wks. Was 5 mg but doc upped to 7.5 2 days ago. Very dizzy this afternoon. Possibly med related? Been 19 hrs since last dose.

In Ambien (zolpidem) for 2 wks. Was 5 mg but doc upped to 7.5 2 days ago. Very dizzy this afternoon. Possibly med related? Been 19 hrs since last dose.

I don't know if : Your dizziness is related to your medication. Dizziness/ light headedness and sedation can occur. If chronic sleep medication is needed then there are many options besides ambien (zolpidem). Ensure you are using excellent sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs. ...Read more

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She's been on 10 mg / daily of Ambien (zolpidem) for 28 days. She doesn't like how it makes her feel, so she skipped last night's dose. Today she's lightheaded and dizzy. She doesn't want to take this medicine any more. Can she safely stop?

She's been on 10 mg / daily of Ambien (zolpidem) for 28 days. She doesn't like how it makes her feel, so she skipped last night's dose. Today she's lightheaded and dizzy. She doesn't want to take this medicine any more. Can she safely stop?

Taper: Hi, due to possible withdrawal symptoms that she has a taper off the medication would be ideal. Try full dose and half dose every other day for one week, the next week go to half dose every day and finally half dose every other day with none on the other days for one week and off. She should also talk to the doctor about how the medicine is making her feel. ...Read more