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I take 10mg Ambien and 3.5 sublingual ambien. If i can't find my normal ambien, would it be completely wrong to take the sub in proportion to reg amb?
Yes, wrong: Intermezzo (sublingual ambien) is formulated for people who fall asleep normally, but wake up in the middle of the night & can't get back to sleep. It should also be taken only if you have at least 4 hours of sleep time left before getting up. You should only take 1 tablet a night, & not take extra to make up for the 10 mg immediate release tablets that you "can't find.". ...Read more
I can't take Ambien on an empty stomach so it doesn't work. The sublingual preparation is far too costly. Can standard Ambien be taken sublingualy ?
Not wise: Before you do, call your provider's office to ask - at least ask a good pharmacist. Medications are intended for use as directed. It might not be effective because of the coating or it might be too quickly absorbed and have more side effect risk. Again, we must recognize that products that come w/ clear instructions for use don't do it for no reason. If anything goes badly, you'd feel like a fool. ...Read more
go right to sleep!: If you mean drink alcohol, don't! if you simply meant you wanted a drink of water, there is a sublingual form of zolpidem called edular that does require you to wait a while before having anything to eat or drink; however, you are supposed to put yourself in bed, and be ready to fall asleep after taking Ambien or you could get yourself into trouble doing something unsafe you do not remember. ...Read more
I know ambien is short term but I have an anxiety disorder and trying to find a combination along w diet and exercise that will help me sleep at night. Please nothing natural does not work for me. Practice sleep hygiene. Take klonopin but I do not li?
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
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