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Why do sleep aides (benadryl, ambien, sonata (zaleplon) ,lunesta, prosom, elavil) not work for me?
Biggest?: I'm not sure what you mean by "biggest." strictly speaking, Ambien and Lunesta (eszopiclone) are not sedatives. They are meant to put you to sleep, not calm or relax you. Silenor is sedating and works like an antihistamine (like benadryl). None are treatments for bipolar disorder. Which is likely to be more effective for *you* depends on what kind of insomnia, and your individual responses to these meds. ...Read more
Request Ambien (zolpidem) taper schedule. Current dose = Ambien (zolpidem) 5mg and Ambien (zolpidem) cr 6.5mg q.D. At bed for ssri taper. 1 month clear of ssri, doing well...Desire taper from ambien (zolpidem). Otc meds (melatonin) help?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stimulant & Stones: Stimulants, like adderall, as well as seroquel (quetiapine) have potential anti-cholinergic side effects, which includes dehydration, which can increase the risk of developing kidney stones. If the use of these medications is indicated for you, to reduce the risk of kidney stones, drink 8-10 glasses water (8oz each) every day.If you are having pain or blood with urination or have questions, call your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both commonly used: Both of these are commonly used over-the-counter. They are sedating and help people fall and stay asleep to a greater or lesser degree depending on the person. Often tolerance develops if the person takes one or the other regularly. Melatonin is another otc medication that can help with sleep. Be sure to practice sleep hygiene -- structuring your sleep, avoid lying long periods not sleeping, etc. ...Read more
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Is name brand Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR better than the generic brands? I'm reading horror stories online about the generic brands.
Generic vs. brand: While generics are claimed to be the exact equivalent as brand name medications, individuals may respond better to trade name medications. However most patients tolerate the generics without problem. Since the generics are less expensive and usually have a lower co-pay, i would try it once. If it does not work as well as the brand, it will not take long to make that determination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer