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Cany Take Methocaramol With Ambien
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
Less effective: It's possible the medication may be less effective. ...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 ›
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
Ambien (zolpidem): Not used for youngsters below 18 years of age. ...Read more
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
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
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
No: That would be an off label use of the drug which could increase side effects. Not a good idea. ...Read more
Not long,but ...: Make sure you do this gradually with your doctor. ...Read more
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
I would not: I would not do thatGet a more detailed answer ›
Ambien (zolpidem): Sure, but let your doctor know.Get a more detailed answer ›
I took 10mg of ambien (zolpidem) 4 hours ago, can I slit one of the pills and take that one now as a 5mg?
Not rec: No, you have the max dose recommended in you. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
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?
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
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