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Is memory loss from Ambien (zolpidem) permanent?

Is memory loss from Ambien (zolpidem) permanent?

Unlikely: Memory loss is not an uncommonly seen "side effect" of the sedative hypnotics. I'd discuss with your prescribing physician, as you may benefit from a lower dose, or perhaps a completely different medication. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Can Ambien (zolpidem) cause a loss of appetite and breathing problems?

Can Ambien (zolpidem) cause a loss of appetite and breathing problems?

Anything is possible: Hypnotics can suppress the nervous system, however you need to share these symptoms with your prescribing doctor. With sleep problems, loss of appetite, depression, hypothyroidism, etc. Deep bs for what? If not contraindicated an antidepressant may return your natural sleep. ...Read more

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Can Ambien (zolpidem) make you gain weight even if you don't eat while you are on it?

Can Ambien (zolpidem) make you gain weight even if you don't eat while you are on it?

Unpredictable: One of the common side effects of the Ambien (zolpidem) is change in appetite. This side effect can either increase or a decrease the appetite. Depending on your individual situation, you could gain or lose weight. Rec.: if you experience sharp weight change ask your prescribing physician for medication adjustment. ...Read more

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Ambien: 5 milligrams don't seem to help. My sleep doctor says to take 10 milligrams because of my weight (260lb).Does weight matter with this med?

Ambien (zolpidem): Not necessarily. If the 10mg. does not work, talk with your doctor about other options such as the CR Ambiuen. ...Read more

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I'm looking for medication that can make me fall asleep fast seroquel did it but i gained a lot of weight i take Ambien (zolpidem) 10 mg i need to fall asleep ?

I'm looking for medication that can make me fall asleep fast seroquel did it but i gained a lot of weight i take Ambien (zolpidem) 10 mg i need to fall asleep ?

COMPLICATED: Several issues. Make sure Adderall is taken early enough. Reduce or stop caffeine. Exercise early in the day. Have a good sleep /wake routine. Other sleep aides like Restoril (temazepam) may be better. ...Read more

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Severe insomnia, depression. Taking zonisamide, tizanidine, ambien (zolpidem). Averaging 2 hrs sleep. Zyprexa just added, weight gain concern! syroquel prev added 80lbs w/strict diet, exercise. Likely w/zyprexa?

Severe insomnia, depression. Taking zonisamide, tizanidine, ambien (zolpidem). Averaging 2 hrs sleep. Zyprexa just added, weight gain concern! syroquel prev added 80lbs w/strict diet, exercise. Likely w/zyprexa?

Need diagnosis: Have a sleep study to ascertain the correct diagnosis and thus the correct treatment. Mood disorders[depression] is made more difficult to treat when there is an underlying sleep disorder.. We are always on shaky ground when we treat symptoms without having the diagnosis established. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Ambien (Definition)

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