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Citalopram (Definition)

Citalopram is a ssri medication used to treat anxiety and depression disorders, it's also used to treat ptsd and ocd. It takes 4 to 6 weeks to be fully effective. Side effects; sedation, minor temporary stomach issues, delayed orgasm in males and rarely weight gain. It is ...Read more


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I've tried restoril trazadone remeron celexa an Ambien (zolpidem) none of them worked or just worked for like two weeks & stopped what's the best sleep meds?

I've tried restoril trazadone remeron celexa an Ambien (zolpidem) none of them worked or just worked for like two weeks & stopped what's the best sleep meds?

Worked for 2 weeks: Only Ambien (zolpidem) is habit forming. If you took many of those COMBINED and not sleep well, means you have severe mental disease not just sleep problem. If Rx works for only 2w then means not proper dosing for long term benefit. You have severe problem and need a psychiatrist early to avoid aggravation and waste of time and health by symptomatic treatment. ...Read more

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Busy tapering off citalopram (Celexa). Can I take ambien during celexa withdrawal?

Busy tapering off citalopram (Celexa). Can I take ambien during celexa withdrawal?

Maybe: In the US Ambien is a controlled medication used for insomnia. Mixing medications without your prescribers knowledge is not recommended. It does go on. So I understand why you want advice.
Can you ask your doctor for best practices and safety? ...Read more

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Can a person take tramadol and Ambien (zolpidem) at pm and also celexa in am?

Can a person take tramadol and Ambien (zolpidem) at pm and also celexa in am?

Pain and depression: While pain and depression can contribute to each other, and insomnia can be both a symptom of depression and a perpetuating factor -- you may want to review these meds with your MD. You want to be sure your depression is adequately treated, so that you are not taking unnecessary pain medicine. You may want to review effective non-habit forming sleep aids and pain meds with your doc. ...Read more

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Can I take Ambien (zolpidem) with depression medication desipramine and celexa?

Same doctor gave it?: You better make sure the same doctor who gave you desipramine and Celexa knows you are planning to take Ambien (zolpidem) too. If more than one doctor gave you these medications, then you are going to get in trouble because all these medications work on the brain and interact. I highly recommend you pick one doctor and make sure he/she recommends you take all three before you proceed. ...Read more

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Taking Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep, & my doctor is weaning me off of ativan after 3 yrs with giving me celexa now. I worry about replacing one drug with another.

Taking Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep, & my doctor is weaning me off of ativan after 3 yrs with giving me celexa now. I worry about replacing one drug with another.

Switch improvement: Ambien (zolpidem) is a much better med for sleep than Ativan as it lasts longer and is considered less addicting. Celexa may help anxiety or mood symptoms that may contribute to sleep difficulties and may be a better medication over the long term for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Will the psyc meds I'm on effect my teeth sencitve wellbutrinsr topamax (topiramate) ativan Ambien lamictal in the last 3 day was taken of celexa do to bad manic?

Will the psyc meds I'm on effect my teeth sencitve wellbutrinsr topamax (topiramate) ativan Ambien lamictal in the last 3 day was taken of celexa do to bad manic?

Biotene: Most psych medication cause dry mouth focus on hydration also use special tooth paste and mouthwash by ne of biotene to prevent teeth problem see regularly dentist. ...Read more

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Ambien (zolpidem) and claritind?

Sleepy not sneezy?: Ambien (zolpidem) will help you sleep; Claritin d will help with nasal allergy symptoms, but sometimes can cause restlessness and difficulty sleeping. ...Read more

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What is Ambien (zolpidem) used for?

What is Ambien (zolpidem) used for?

Insomnia: Ambien (zolpidem) has an indication for the short term treatment of insomnia. In clinical practice is not only used on a short-term basis. ...Read more

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Is Ambien (zolpidem) addictive?

Yes.: Dependence is possible and we see it regularly. Further, all sleep aids can cause issues with psychological dependence, and they truly change sleep architecture in unnatural ways. Ideally, these medications should not be used for more than a few weeks. ...Read more

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Will ambien show up on drug screens?

Shouldn't: But would depend on what they are testing for. Are you taking drugs not prescribed? Why are you taking a drug test. ...Read more

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Is Ambien (zolpidem) the same as unisom?

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Ambien (zolpidem): Nope. Unisom is over the counter sleep aid. Ambien (zolpidem) is sleep medicine by prescription. ...Read more

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Can u mix vicoden and ambien (zolpidem)?

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Vicodin/Ambien: Taken at same time, not good idea due to excess sedation. ...Read more

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Are Valium and Ambien (zolpidem) similar?

Are Valium and Ambien (zolpidem) similar?

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

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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

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Can I mix Ambien (zolpidem) with caffeine?

Can I mix Ambien (zolpidem) with caffeine?

Okay.......,: There is no specific drug drug interaction between caffeine and ambien, (zolpidem) although I'm not sure exactly why you would be wanting to mix a hypnotic and a stimulant? ...Read more

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Can celexa (citalopram) help with anxiety?

Can celexa (citalopram) help with anxiety?

Celexa (citalopram): Among other ssris as well as snris, yes it does. ...Read more

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Is Ambien (zolpidem) considered a narcatic?

Is Ambien (zolpidem) considered a narcatic?

Category IV: Ambien, the brand name for zolpidem, is a category IV controlled substance per the controlled substances act determined by the dea and fda. That means that zolpidem, like other benzodiazepines and their "relatives" have a potential for abuse/dependence. ...Read more

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Can I take Valium with celexa (citalopram)?

Can I take Valium with celexa (citalopram)?

Check with your MD!: Patients who are being treated for anxiety or depression with drugs like Celexa do sometimes need an additional sedative for anxiety (often, Klonopin (clonazepam) or Ativan are prescribed), particularly when they first start celexa. However, the use of both medications can at times cause sedation. Always check with your doctor before combining medications. ...Read more

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Headache medicine with celexa (citalopram)?

OK OTC: Celexa has many interactions, so tylenolol or Aleve (naproxen) is recommmended. ...Read more

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Side effects of celexa (citalopram) (20 mg)?

Side effects of celexa (citalopram) (20 mg)?

Celexa (citalopram): Generally very well tolerated, side effects may include constipation; decreased sexual desire or ability; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; increased sweating; light-headedness when you stand or sit up; loss of appetite; nausea; stuffy nose; tiredness; weakness; yawning. ...Read more

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Is it OK to take. 25mg Xanax and 5 mg Ambien?

No!: Do not take this two together. They are the same type of medication and you can become overly sedated, or worse, by mixing them. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 15 mg of ambien (zolpidem)?

Is it safe to take 15 mg of ambien (zolpidem)?

Maybe: The usual upper dose for a male is 10 mg. However, everyone is different. 15 mg is too much for some and not enough for another. If you have a concern, consult your prescriber. ...Read more

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Can someone be addicted to zolpidem or ambien?

Can someone be addicted to zolpidem or ambien?

Tolerance: You could develop tolerance to zolpidem (ambien is a brand name). That means you could require higher doses over time to achieve the same effect. As a result, when possible it is best to limit Ambien to short term use. ...Read more

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How do you treat Ambien (zolpidem) withdrawal?

How do you treat Ambien (zolpidem) withdrawal?

By not taking Ambien (zolpidem): The question is too vague/far-reaching for a good answer. Given success of pharmacotherapy for some issues, many assume medical disease industry has good treatments for most symptoms: not true. As embodied Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body creatures, health is extremely complex, only partially understood & most treatments are for symptoms of advanced disease, not health or truly solving most health problems. ...Read more

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Can u take Mucinex while on ambien (zolpidem)?

Can u take Mucinex while on ambien (zolpidem)?

Should be fine.: I can think of no reason why it should be a problem taking Mucinex while also taking Ambien (zolpidem) for insomnia. ...Read more

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Can you take Ambien with cymbalta (duloxetine)?

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Cymbalta (duloxetine): Ambien on "as needed" basis is safe with cymbalta (duloxetine). ...Read more

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Could I take an Ambien (zolpidem) with a unisom?

Could I take an Ambien (zolpidem) with a unisom?

Insomnia: Doxylamine (ingredient in unisom) is an antihistamine. The combination could result in excessive sedation. I would guess you are asking because the Ambien (zolpidem) alone is not fully effective? Please let your physician know of your concerns and they can advise you on the appropriate course of action to improve your sleep. ...Read more

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Strange or scary Ambien (zolpidem) side effects?

Strange or scary Ambien (zolpidem) side effects?

Can: Strangest is the various sleep activities of which driving while eating was related to me from the psychiatrist of the patient. These variants are unpredictable and never--that I know of--as dramatic. I would not let this negate taking buproprion-that is generic for wellbutrin (bupropion).
I assume all your papers are up to date. ...Read more

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Ambien (zolpidem) and nyquil ok to take together?

Yes: But at recommended doses. I wonder if you would need the Ambien (zolpidem) if you take the nyguil however. I would try it without the Ambien (zolpidem) first, and if it does not work within anhour, you can add the Ambien (zolpidem) in. ...Read more

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Can I take Ambien (zolpidem) and nyquil together?

Can I take Ambien (zolpidem) and nyquil together?

No: Both are sedating medicines, and it's best to take only one at a time. ...Read more

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I missed 4 doses of celexa (citalopram). Am I ok?

I missed 4 doses of celexa (citalopram). Am I ok?

Are you ok?: By missing 4 doses, that typically mean you did not take it for 4 days. How do you feel? If this the beginning of treatment this will affect you more than if you have been taking the Celexa (citalopram) for quite a while. I would guess 4 days is about as many as you can miss and not notice much difference; after that I would bet you might not feel so ok any more. Best to take every day! ...Read more

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I took 6 Ambien (zolpidem) pills will it kill me?

Why?: I doubt that 6 ambien (zolpidem) would be lethal, but the more important question is why you would take more than prescribed. ...Read more

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Is Ambien (zolpidem) a good medication for sleep?

Ambien (zolpidem): Works well to help people sleep but my concerns are more focused on why you are having trouble sleeping at your age. ...Read more

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Celexa (Definition)

Celexa is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more


Ambien (Definition)

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