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Why do elderly people have more Ambien (zolpidem) side effects?

Why do elderly people have more Ambien (zolpidem) side effects?

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

Ambien (Definition)

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


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Strange or scary Ambien (zolpidem) side effects?

Strange or scary Ambien (zolpidem) side effects?

Can: 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).
I assume all your papers are up to date. ...Read more

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Does Ambien (zolpidem) have any negative side effects?

Does Ambien (zolpidem) have any negative side effects?

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

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How long will the side effects of Ambien (zolpidem) last after you wake up?

It Varies: For most people there shouldn't be any residual effects since it is rapidly acting with a short half-life. That's what you want when you develop a sleep aid. ...Read more

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

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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What are the typical side effects of Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep?

What are the typical side effects of Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep?

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

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Ambien (zolpidem) side effects when you get off the plane in london?

Ambien (zolpidem) side effects when you get off the plane in london?

Lingering sleepiness: Depending on the length of your flight and if you took ambien/zolpidem when you took off, you may still feel sleepy, groggy, or a "hung-over" feeling. Generally set aside 8 hours when taking Ambien for sleep. ...Read more

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Cyclobenzaprine and Ambien (zolpidem) is it safe and what are the side effects?

Cyclobenzaprine and Ambien (zolpidem) is it safe and what are the side effects?

Sleepiness: Using zolpidem together with cyclobenzaprine may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. ...Read more

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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?

Medication effects: You deserve Relaxation and Good Sleep!
Let Wise Woman within you reflect:
Reasons for
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
Consider:
Discuss with Psychiatrist side effects of Ambien (zolpidem), interaction with other medications, withdrawals; Therapy
Realize and feel Wonder of Breath of Life ...Read more

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Does Ambien (zolpidem) make you depressed? What are the side effects?

Does Ambien (zolpidem) make you depressed? What are the side effects?

Ambien (zolpidem): Ambien (zolpidem) is well-tolerated, however, in some cases it can cause : dizziness, light headedness, feeling tired, dry mouth, nausea, stuffy nose, headache & muscle pain. Depression is occasionally reported upon withdrawal from ambien (zolpidem). ...Read more

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Can I take Ambien (zolpidem) and acyclovir at the same time? Would there be any potential side effects.

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

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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

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Is clonazepam better than Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep in terms of side effects?

Is clonazepam better than Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep in terms of side effects?

Understand: They have the same exact mechanism of action. Ambient better for initiation, Clonazepam better for maintaining. Both will result in dependence and rebound insomnia with prolonged use. Also there will be increased irritability 12-24 hrs later. ...Read more

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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

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

See your doctor: See your doctor any of those medications can be the cause Lexapro (escitalopram) can certainly cause lack of libidos. May have to balance the benefit with the side effects. There are other choices of medications. Talk to your doctor ...Read more

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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

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Are there any negative side effects of being on wellbutrin (bupropion) sr, ambiem, and Accutane all at the same time on a daily basis?

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

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Any ideas on side effects of trimoptin in the elderly?

Any ideas on side effects of trimoptin in the elderly?

Trimethoprim: Trimpotin is a brand of trimethoprim sold in Ireland. Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/cdi/trimethoprim. Html for info regarding this antibiotic. Don't forget to check for drug-drug & drug-condition interactions. And ask about dietary supplement use, too. ...Read more

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Does propofol cause less side effects in the elderly?

Propofol: Propofol causes hypotension. All effects are dose dependent and patient dependent. Your anesthesiologist will adjust the dose based on multiple factors including age. ...Read more

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Are tylenol (acetaminophen) side effects different for the elderly?

Are tylenol (acetaminophen) side effects different for the elderly?

Lower dose: The maximum dose for Acetaminophen has gotten lower over the years, as there has been more liver problems related to it, at even what we though were 'safe' doses. The maximum dose is 2.4 gms a day and probably less for someone that is frail or who drinks alcohol (. ...Read more

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Should elderly take benztropine to help with td (mouth movements) side effects of antipsychotics?

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

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Do the side effects of antipsychotic use (quetiapine) eventually go away after discontinuing? (uncontrolled mouth movements in elderly)

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

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Very outgoing person, leader, handle multiple projects but extreme anxiety at times when formal presentations req. Why, loraz/ambien bad side?

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

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Is brain pressure a side effect of Ambien (zolpidem) withdrawal?

Is brain pressure a side effect of Ambien (zolpidem) withdrawal?

Not sure: Ambien (zolpidem) should be tapered due to the potential for withdrawal. Here is good information: http://ambienwithdrawal. Com/. ...Read more

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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