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Ambien Side Effects Elderly
Elderly people: Are gradually winding down due to the fact that aging gradually produces oxidative inefficiency in their cells. They have more side effects from any drug. ...Read more
Strangest is the various sleep activities of which driving while eating was related to me from the psychiatrist of the patient. These variants are unpredictable and never--that I know of--as dramatic. I would not let this negate taking buproprion-that is generic for wellbutrin (bupropion).
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Yes.: All medications have the potential for negative side effects. More common side effects include dizziness, lethargy, drugged feeling and headache. More serious side effects can include retrograde (going backward) or anterograde (going forward) amnesia, hallucinations, complex sleep-related behavior, worsening depression and suicidal ideation. ...Read more
Sleep :-): Most of the side effects are dose-dependent and related to your central nervous system: sedation, dizziness or light-headedness, headache, "drugged" feeling -- and sometimes confusion and memory loss as well. I have also known patients who had sleepwalking with Ambien (zolpidem) -- which can be disconcerting depending on what activities are done in that state. ...Read more
Would you advise taking Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep? My current meds aren't working. I was worried about possible side effects.
Dependency issues...: And amnestic syndromes should concern you.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was taken off serqqueol 25mg taken 5 months and mirtazpine 25mg taken 9 months cold turkey and put on ambien (zolpidem) 5mg and 4 0.5 mg night. Side effects?
You deserve Relaxation and Good Sleep!
Let Wise Woman within you reflect:
•Seroquel being taken off
•Mirtazapine taken off cold turkey
•Taking Ambien (zolpidem) and duration if is more than 1 month
•Stresses causing Anxiety and Depression
Discuss with Psychiatrist side effects of Ambien (zolpidem), interaction with other medications, withdrawals; Therapy
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Can I take Ambien (zolpidem) and acyclovir at the same time? Would there be any potential side effects.
No drug interactions: There are no known drug interactions with these meds. You may experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache or fatigue with acyclovir. Less common and more serious side effects with Acyclovir include seizures, hallucinations, rash, coma and renal impairment. Ambien (zolpidem) causes drowsiness. Amnesia, depression, sluggishness and complex sleep related behaviors have also been reported with ambien (zolpidem). ...Read more
I'm just wondering, if you take Ambien (zolpidem) for a long time, can it cause depression or other side effects?
No depression, but..: I am not aware of any studies indicating a correlation between chronic zolpidem use and major depression. Some patients have become physically dependent on the medication; some develop tolerance (i.e. They need to increase their dose over time); some pts have memory impairment, usually while the med. Is in their system; and some have had episodes of sleepwalking or doing other purposeful behavior. ...Read more
Do have Ambien (zolpidem) for sleeping, how common is it for people to have the side effects of not remembering to doing quite some dangerous things. Thank you?
Wife is 30yo. Prescribed to Lexapro, Ambien, (zolpidem) and Clonzepam. Drastic decrease in libido. Is there anything she can do? Aware of Addyi's side effects
Is it okay to mix ambien and benadyrl to treat insomnia? I took benadryl (diphenhydramine) around 4hrs after taking ambien bc it didn't work, are there side effects?
No don't mix drugs: Please don't mix ambien with benadryl (diphenhydramine). I would first suggest you speak with your doctor who prescribed you ambien and him/her that you are still experiencing insomnia. Mixing prescription medication with drugs like benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be dangerous. Perhaps you should improve your sleep hygiene first. Sleep same time every night, bed is used only for sleep, cool dark room, no distractions (TV) etc. ...Read more
Had unusual side effects from lorazapam Ambien (zolpidem) and zoloft, ended up in hospital there they gave added drugs normal they try drugs first, needed rest.
Your question?: Do you have a question? I don't see one here. If there's something you want to ask, you're welcome to do that. ...Read more
Are there any negative side effects of being on wellbutrin (bupropion) sr, ambiem, and Accutane all at the same time on a daily basis?
Separate if possible:
Performing a multi drug interaction check showed no significant drug-drug interactions.
However, all three are metabolized by the liver so if you can separate them by at least two hours you are more likely to gain the most benefit from each agent. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Should elderly take benztropine to help with td (mouth movements) side effects of antipsychotics?
Maybe: Tardive dyskinesia (td) is an unfortunate side effect of long term treatment with antipsychotics. Benztropine may help with the tremors, but generally is poorly tolerated in the elderly due to sedation, confusion, constipation, etc. It is usually avoided if possible in the elderly. ...Read more
Do the side effects of antipsychotic use (quetiapine) eventually go away after discontinuing? (uncontrolled mouth movements in elderly)
Please: See your psychiatrist. The side effects you're referring to tardive dyskinesia can be treated pharmacologically. However there isn't a concrete answer regarding if this will remit if medication is discontinued. As always don't cease any medication abruptly and talk to the prescriber. ...Read more
Very outgoing person, leader, handle multiple projects but extreme anxiety at times when formal presentations req. Why, loraz/ambien bad side?
Well: Both of these medications can lead to tolerance. It can become easy to fall back on them more and more when anxious. There are a series of unhealthy side effects that can occur with Ambien (zolpidem) (like sleep walking, sleep eating & even driving a vehicle while asleep). It is only meant for short term use. Have you looked into cognitive behavioral therapy or other meds? ...Read more
No: Your hair is safe and there will be no unwanted additional. ...Read more
I have been on suboxone for 2 years, my Dr. Just put me on ambien (zolpidem) 5mg at night. I am feeling restless, cant sleep at night, chills. Is this side effec?
Not sure of question: Did your doctor reduce or stop your suboxone or just add ambien (zolpidem). What you are describing is not a typical reaction to Ambien, (zolpidem) although each person varies. I would check this out with your doc. If he reduced you suboxone, your symptoms would make more sense. ...Read more
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