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I take 10mg Ambien (zolpidem) and 3.5 sublingual ambien (zolpidem). If I can't find my normal ambien (zolpidem), 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 (zolpidem) on an empty stomach so it doesn't work. The sublingual preparation is far too costly. Can standard Ambien (zolpidem) 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
Ambien (zolpidem) is a sleep medication designed to provide you with uninterrupted sleep for about 8 hrs. There can be unwanted and even dangerous side effects. Sleep walking. Sleep eating sleep driving.
If you are tryiing to trip on Ambien (zolpidem) and use it for purposes other than to treat insomnia the results are not predictable. An overdose of Ambien (zolpidem) with or without other drugs may be your last trip. ...Read more
Not usually: Not usually but if you suddenly stop taking it after being on it for a while some patients may get a jittery feeling due to a withdrawal effect. Obviously it would be best if you didn't need Ambien (zolpidem) to sleep. The following websites may be helpful in dealing with insomnia:http://bit. Ly/1H64Naf and http://bit. Ly/1BBVVRw Also go to the CheckList discussing CBT: "Overcoming Anxiety and Stress" ...Read more
Temazepam ; Desyrel (trazodone): Temazepam and trazodone (desyrel) remain excellent options if you need long=term medicinal insomnia treatment. You can also try cbti, psychotherapy to teach you how to fall asleep without medication. There are also plenty of sleep apps noted on this site and can be helpful and look up one of dr. Heidi fowler's excellent sleep hygiene responses on this site. Best wishes. ...Read more
Ambien (zolpidem) -- how many?: Ambien (zolpidem) (or zolpodem) comes in 5mg and 10mg tablet strengths. Ambien (zolpidem) cr (controlled release) is available in 6.25mg and 12.5 mg tablet strengths. Most commonly, Pts are rx'ed one tab of whichever strength their doc thinks best, right before bedtime. However, it's most important that you follow the instructions your doc gave about how, exactly, to take your ambien (zolpidem). If unsure, give a call :) ...Read more
Yes: The studies would suggest not, but my experience with patients says yes. Ambien (zolpidem) only treats difficulty falling asleep which can be due to many different problems. It doesn't treat the underlying cause, eg depression, anxiety, adhd, drug abuse etc. You need to treat the underlying cause otherwise Ambien (zolpidem) will either not work or make the problem worse. ...Read more
Yes: Sounds like you have some concern; a frank discussion with your physician is the first step. ...Read more
Difficulty Sleeping: Ambien (zolpidem) is a prescription medicine that is used after sleep hygiene has failed-- same bedtime, no caffeine after 1pm, exercise but not too close to bedtime, avoiding alcohol. It is also important to make sure there are no other issues such as anxiety or depression, or medical conditions such as thyroid disorders. ...Read more
Ambien (zolpidem): Try Melatonin, or call your doctor for a refill. ...Read more
Ambien (zolpidem)?: 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 more
Less effective: It's possible the medication may be less effective. ...Read more
Yes: It would be a very un - smart thing to do. ...Read more
Ambien (zolpidem): Not fda-approved for under age 18.Get a more detailed answer ›
Flexeril/Ambien: Some added sedation, otherwise ok.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yup: Now why would you take a sleeping med; unless you are working swing shift and you and your doctor have agreed on when and how much. ...Read more