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Can you take 30mg of ambien (zolpidem)?

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Can you take 30mg of ambien (zolpidem)?

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

Ambien (Definition)

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


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What number of Ambien (zolpidem) should I take?

What number of Ambien (zolpidem) should I take?

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

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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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What happens if you take expired ambien (zolpidem)?

Less effective: It's possible the medication may be less effective. ...Read more

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How many ambien (zolpidem) does it take to over dose?

How many ambien (zolpidem) does it take to over dose?

Just one . . .: You only need to take one too many pills to overdose. Heck, it's dangerous if you take even just one pill that's not prescribed for you. So don't do it! If you think you need more or something different, then ask your prescribing doc. ...Read more

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Can you cut Ambien (zolpidem) in half in still take it?

Possibly: If you're using the regular immediate release ambien, (zolpidem) cutting a pill in half and using it is possible. It's not recommended with Ambien (zolpidem) cr (controlled release), though. Controlled release or xr medications have a special coating that allows them to be released over time, in different parts of your GI system. Cutting the pill breaks this coating, and then you no longer have "controlled release.". ...Read more

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Is it true that it's bad for kids to take ambien (zolpidem)?

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Ambien (zolpidem): Not used for youngsters below 18 years of age. ...Read more

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Can I take xanx 24 hrs after taking 5mg of ambien (zolpidem)?

Can I take xanx 24 hrs after taking 5mg of ambien (zolpidem)?

Yes: The half-life of Ambien is 4-6 hours, so you should be fine, but it also depends on the amount of xanax (alprazolam) you are taking. Consult with your doctor first. ...Read more

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How long will it take to become resistant to ambien (zolpidem)?

Unknown: My experience has been that people do not really become resistant to it so much as they become reliant on it. Few people need doses higher than 10mg and typically don't routinely need higher doses of the medication over time. Technically, it should be used in the short term, but practically there are many people on it for longer periods of time (years) — there is little known about long term fx. ...Read more

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Can you take a finergin and Ambien (zolpidem) at the same time?

Probably not.: They can both cause drowsiness and psychomotor impairment, so if you have nausea or allergies, then just take the phenergan, (promethazine) b/c it will probably make you sleepy anyway and then you won't need to take the ambien. Ginger is good for nausea as well. ...Read more

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I'm not sure if 5mg Ambien (zolpidem) is working. Can I take two?

I'm not sure if 5mg Ambien (zolpidem) is working. Can I take two?

Ask your own doctor: Please ask the doctor who prescribed this medicine for you. S/he knows you and your case best. I hope your doctor also talked with you about sleep hygiene and you are employing those suggestions before relying on Ambien (zolpidem) alone. It does have side effects such as activation and sleepwalking in some patients. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after two drinks to take ambien (zolpidem)?

How long should I wait after two drinks to take ambien (zolpidem)?

As long as possible: You should wait at least 12 hours before taking ambien (zolpidem). If the drinks were very strong, you should wait a few more hours. It is not a good idea to mix alcohol with sleeping pills as they can slow or stop your breathing in high doses and cause oversedation or coma. It is better to find other ways to treat insomnia including cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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I was prescribed 10mg of ambien, (zolpidem) is it ok if I take 20mg?

No: That would be an off label use of the drug which could increase side effects. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 1 ambiencr & 1 normal Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg? Thank you!

Ambien (zolpidem): Ambien (zolpidem) works no better when unusually high doses are used. You have developed a tolerance to this medication. Please do not keep taking more of it. It is time to learn how to sleep again. ...Read more

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If you take Ambien (zolpidem) for two months daily will you become addicted?

Some do: Ambien (zolpidem) use can lead to physical addiction. It can also lead to psychological addiction. Discuss options with your doctor. ...Read more

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What's the max dose of ambien (zolpidem) you can take? Example 15mg too much.

Ambien (zolpidem): No, but if not effective then need to ask doctor for different medication for sleep as Ambien (zolpidem) is short acting ...Read more

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I just found a bottle of Ambien (zolpidem) I was prescribed in 2011 is it ok to take it?

My be less potent: Medications start to lose their potency after 2-3 yrs so you would be in the grey window with just over three years when the medicine was prescribed. But it is worth trying for a couple of nights before calling your doc for a refill, if needed. ...Read more

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I currently take 10mg of ambien (zolpidem) but have taken 20mg in the past. 10mg is not working. Can I take 15mg?

I currently take 10mg of ambien (zolpidem) but have taken 20mg in the past. 10mg is not working. Can I take 15mg?

Your choice what you: Do, as always. 10 mg/day is the max approved dosage, adjusting to response makes sense. Study the Prescribing information, for Ambien at: http://products.sanofi.us/ambien/ambien.pdf & https://www.google.com/search?q=ambien+overdose, https://www.google.com/search?q=zolpidem%20molecule. You are the person with the most vested interest in understanding how others have responded, for comparison. ...Read more

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I'm prescribed 10mg Ambien (zolpidem) 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 (zolpidem) 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 more

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I want to reduce the amount of Ambien (zolpidem) I take. I have 12.5 ambiencr and want to know if I cut 1 in half would that essentially make it a 6.25ir?

I want to reduce the amount of Ambien (zolpidem) I take. I have 12.5 ambiencr and want to know if I cut 1 in half would that essentially make it a 6.25ir?

Do not cut: The CR pill is coated in a way that controls the time/speed the medication is released. Cutting it does not make it in to an IR formulation, it just makes the way the medicine will enter your system very unpredictable-not a good idea for a med with potential for serious side effects. Your doctor likely will appreciate your efforts to reduce your dose-call and ask for a new prescription. ...Read more

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Ambien (zolpidem) seems to take away most of my physical pain-is this possible? Obviously impossible to use it 4 that even if it was rx'd 4 that, is it real?

Ambien (zolpidem) seems to take away most of my physical pain-is this possible? Obviously impossible to use it 4 that even if it was rx'd 4 that, is it real?

Sleep soothes all: Not sure if it helps pain but anything is possible. More likely helps sleep which overrides pain plus good sleep helps everything. Most docs discourage chronic Ambien (zolpidem) and would continue to look for other causes/ treatments for your pain. ...Read more

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My husband is 6' 10" tall and weighs in excess of 350 pounds. The 10 mg dosage of Ambien (zolpidem) does not work for him. Can he take more due to size/weight?

My husband is 6' 10" tall and weighs in excess of 350 pounds. The 10 mg dosage of Ambien (zolpidem) does not work for him. Can he take more due to size/weight?

No: No, this is habit-forming medication if u take it every day it will stop working, let him practice sleep hygiene and discuss his medication with his prescriber. ...Read more

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Can you take milk with ambien (zolpidem)?

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