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I take zyrtec and align before bed. I was prescribed Ambien (zolpidem) 5mg yesterday. Can I take it at the same time or do I need to take some of them in the am?
All together: You may take them all at the same time. ...Read more
I take ambien due to insomnia. I also have urtricia. I usually take Zyrtec but am out cans I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) after I've taken ambien for the itch I have?
Same and different: Both one and same thing antihitamine once a day pill generic vs no generic, both over the counter. Should be taken at night as it can make you sleepy. Try not to take every day every pill has side effects. ...Read more
Allergies and hives:
Zyrtec (cetirizine) is a new generation antihistamine that is FDA approved for relieving the symptoms of ::
Seasonal Allergic rhinitis (hay fever) from pollen in patients over 2 years old
Perennial allergic rhinitis: year round allergies in patients over 6 months old
Chronic Urticaria (hives) in those over 6 months old
It has been shown to prevent itching and decrease size of mosquito bites! ...Read more
Not really: Valium (diazepam) is a benzodiazepine tranquilizer. Although it helps with sleep, it is mainly for anxiety and muscle relaxation, and can be taken during the day if prescribed that way. Ambien (zolpidem) is chemically different, only used for sleep, never during the day, and is not a tranquilizer (anxiety reducer). Valium is also habit-forming, Ambien less so (but can be too). ...Read more
Yes: In my practice, with my patients, I have not had anyone related any complaints regarding taking milk with Ambien (zolpidem) in the many years I have prescribed the sleeping pill. If you have any specific concerns, please ask the clinician who is prescribing you the ambien (zolpidem). ...Read more
Yes with caution: If zyrtec (cetirizine) is needed every day to control symptoms for more than a week or two, a patient needs evaluation as possibly there is a chronic allergic disorder that needs more study, may be another medication needs to be prescribed, some patients are taking zyretc or other antihistamines for extended periods under medical supervision. ...Read more