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Ambien Shelf Life
A friend wants to escape life and has 7 Serepax tablets and 25 ambien 10mg and a bottle of wine, would they be in danger or should i tell someone pls ?
Get help immediately: Recommend that you contact 911 or equivalent, or bring your friend to the nearest emergency department for help. Your friend needs immediate help. Best to the both of you. ...Read more
I finally broke down and asked for Ambien i took it on a empty stomach 10mg and did absolutely nothing? Insomnia is taking over my life
Sleep hygiene: 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the long term effects of Ambien on the brain? I was told a shorter life expectancy, particularly in women. Is this accurate?
Can you tell me if a person has had a brain trauma in their life is it safe to take Ambien and/or ativan?
USUALLY: Of course it depends on what kind of brain trauma is involved. This concern should be taken up with the prescribing doctor who may not think one is concerned. ...Read more
Don't know if anxiety is my issue. Can't sleep. Tried ambien, remeron, vistaril nothing puts me out. Heart races. Why? Love life, very happy. ?
Sleep assessment: You need to rule out medical causes of sleep disruption if these sleep medications are not helping. For example, you may have an underlying sleep apnea or even a silent form of asthma, both of which can disrupt your breathing during sleeo and awaken you. Or you may have an underlying psychological condition affecting your sleep. Make an appointment with a neurologist who specializes in sleep probs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm prescribed 10mg Ambien 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 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ambien?: Is sleeping medication, that should be taken on as needed basis only. However, u should be careful when u take it, until u see how it impact u. I have seen patient who claimed they found themselves clocking in the kitchen or driving their car without remembering. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers