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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

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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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Is it ill advised to take 20mg of ambien (zolpidem)? The 10's don't seem to be working so well lately and I could really use the sleep. Thanks!

Is it ill advised to take 20mg of ambien (zolpidem)? The 10's don't seem to be working so well lately and I could really use the sleep. Thanks!

Yes: Ambien (zolpidem) if taken every night without a several day break occasionally will get less effective. You should always do well with 10 mg. Stop on a weekend during which you should have a couple of good days of relaxation and exercise and then restart for the days of stress when you can't get to sleep. ...Read more

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What does Ambien (zolpidem) treat?

Insomnia: Ambien (zolpidem) treats insomnia, but not curatively. It is a symptom management tool only, to be used on a temporary basis. If your insomnia is long-standing, it's best to have a full evaluation. While it may well help you sleep, Ambien (zolpidem) can also be habit-forming. ...Read more

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Can you take 30mg of ambien (zolpidem)?

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Ambien (zolpidem): That would exceed the recommended dose of 10mg. ...Read more

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Can i take ambien (zolpidem) and luesta togerher?

Can i take ambien (zolpidem) and luesta togerher?

No : Not advisable to take 2 medications that work on the same receptors. Talk to your doctor about switching medications (or changing/titration the overall dose). Hope that helps! ...Read more

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How is Ambien (zolpidem) dangerous to your health?

Amnesia: Multiple post marketing reports have been forwarded to providers regarding problems with ambein. In addition, reports of addiction can result for use. Fda sent out recommendations to no longer prescribe 10mg dose. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about taking ambien (zolpidem)?

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

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How can I counteract the effects of ambien (zolpidem)?

How can I counteract the effects of ambien (zolpidem)?

Ambien (zolpidem): Assuming u only took the prescribed dose, staying physically active would lessen the effects, but then sleep would be a problem afterwards. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to cut Ambien (zolpidem) in half?

Is it possible for you to cut Ambien (zolpidem) in half?

Yes: If it is five or 10 mg tablets. Do not attempt that with the 6.25 or 12.5 extended relief release form. ...Read more

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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


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