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Ambien Shelf Life
A friend wants to escape life and has 7 Serepax tablets and 25 ambien (zolpidem) 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
Long-term Ambien (zolpidem) use vs. 4-6 hours of broken sleep per night? 5mg Zolpedem has ostensibly cured my life-long insomnia. Any reason not to continue?
I finally broke down and asked for Ambien (zolpidem) 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 (zolpidem) 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 (zolpidem) 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, (zolpidem) 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
Zolpidem (ambien): Ambien is extremely habit forming SE include Dizziness, Headache, Drowsiness, Hallucinations, Memory disorder, Muscle pains, Flu like symptoms. Can have full blown Allergic Rxn. Extremely dangerous if taken with Pain meds, Valium, Soma, alcohol, Antidepressants. Can all cause you to stop breathing especially during sleep, and you snore, you are over weight, you have asthma/COPD Try MELATONIN SL ...Read more
Insomnia: Ambien (zolpidem) treats insomnia, but not curatively. It is a symptom management tool only, to be used on a temporary basis. If your insomnia is long-standing, it's best to have a full evaluation. While it may well help you sleep, Ambien (zolpidem) can also be habit-forming. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer