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


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How many hours after drinking can u take ambien (zolpidem)?

How many hours after drinking can u take ambien (zolpidem)?

Caution: Not a good idea to mix these. Ambioen has its own side effects even without alcohol. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wait to drink after taking ambien (zolpidem)?

How long do I need to wait to drink after taking ambien (zolpidem)?

go right to sleep!: If you mean drink alcohol, don't! if you simply meant you wanted a drink of water, there is a sublingual form of zolpidem called edular that does require you to wait a while before having anything to eat or drink; however, you are supposed to put yourself in bed, and be ready to fall asleep after taking Ambien or you could get yourself into trouble doing something unsafe you do not remember. ...Read more

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My last drink was last night 11 pm.can i take an ambien to sleep now 8am?

Ambien and Alcohol: Mixing ambien and alcohol can be DEADLY; and the FDA warns against even taking it hours after consuming alcohol. Ambien can be detected in urine 12-60 hours after you take it. If you consume alcohol, don't take Ambien; it's too dangerous. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take prescribed Ambien (zolpidem) within a few hours of drinking caffeine?

Is it okay to take prescribed Ambien (zolpidem) within a few hours of drinking caffeine?

Not recommended: as caffeine is a stimulant and Ambien (zolpidem) is a tranquilizer. You are creating a roller coaster effect on your body which is harmful. Rather than using Anbien decrease caffiene intake ( more than 100mg a day causes sleep problems). And try other sleep hygiene techniques rather than using a tranquilizer. ...Read more

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I had one drink 3 hours ago. I am currently taking Zoloft. Can I take a 10 mg ambien (zolpidem)?

Prescribed?: Did Rx for both from the same Dr - or do they know about the other? Did you get instructions? The combo can have risks of dizziness and it's best to avoid driving or many tasks. Alcohol can only add to the risks. Be careful to have a trusted person nearby just in case of side effects. Talk openly w/ Dr's about these things when they prescribe. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What happens if you take lunesta (eszopiclone) or Ambien with an energy drink like red bull?

What happens if you take lunesta (eszopiclone) or Ambien with an energy drink like red bull?

Why: If you mean at the same time they defeat the purpose of each other. Red Bull and other energy drinks have caffeine which is a stimulant. They also have many other chemicals and are definitely not healthy. Lunesta (eszopiclone) and ambien are both sleeping medicstions ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to drink coffee and take a sleeping pill like ambien (zolpidem)?

Used a drug: interaction checker which revealed no significant interaction btwn caffeine and ambien (zolpidem). But why take in a substance that stimulates with one that sedates? ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink the night after you took an ambien (zolpidem)?

Yes: Ambien (zolpidem) is short acting. It's gone the next night. Of course it's not cool to then take more Ambien (zolpidem) after drinking. ...Read more

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How many hours should I wait after drinking a few beers and taking an ambien (zolpidem)?

How many hours should I wait after drinking a few beers and taking an ambien (zolpidem)?

24: It is very dangerous to combine any sedative and alcohol. Ambien (zolpidem) is particularly dangerous. It has a negative side effect of causing you to act out your dreams, and that side effects is more likely to happen if combined with alcohol. If you drink any alcohol, do not use Ambien (zolpidem) until the next alcohol-free night. ...Read more

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I have always had problems sleeping. It has gotten a lot worse with the tamoxifen.I think it's anxiety about no sleep.With Ambien (zolpidem) i lay there for 4 hrs. No tv in room, don't smoke or drink.Suggestions?

I have always had problems sleeping. It has gotten a lot worse with the tamoxifen.I think it's anxiety about no sleep.With Ambien (zolpidem) i  lay there for 4 hrs. No tv in room, don't smoke or drink.Suggestions?

Other options: Tamoxifen can cause insomnia in about 9% of patients. It sounds like you know about sleep hygiene -- here is a reference for reminders: http://tinyurl.Com/lpcwhxt you might discuss low dose Elavil or sinequan with your physician, especially if Ambien (zolpidem) does not seem to help. By low dose, i mean 10mg - 25mg at bedtime. It may help without causing side effects at that dose. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while on butrans? How about one glass of wine at night to wash down an ambien (zolpidem)?

Can you drink alcohol while on butrans? How about one glass of wine at night to wash down an ambien (zolpidem)?

Hysterical: Thanks, you made me laugh. I hope you are being silly... One should never "wash down" Ambien (zolpidem) with alcohol. And one should not drink alcohol while on butrans. If you are not joking, then you might want to check into a rehab facility. ...Read more

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How long after drinking alcohol can you take ambein?

How long after drinking alcohol can you take ambein?

One day, minimum: Alcohol and Ambien (zolpidem) are both central nervous system depressants; their additive effect can be dangerous, even fatal. If you run across someone who exhibits symptoms of having combined the two - pinpoint pupils, slurred speech, strange behavior, inability to wake up - call 911 immediately. ...Read more

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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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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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Currently on 60mg temazepam and it takes so long to work. Ambien (zolpidem) no longer works for me. Any suggestions on what could?

Go see ur family doc: Temazepam 60mg is way too much (30mg is max - see http://www.drugs.com/dosage/temazepam.html). Ambien (zolpidem) dose for women cut in half earlier this year b/c stays in system too long. Study published earlier this wk (http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g5205) linked benzodiazepine use to Alzheimer's disease. Do some research on sleep hygiene. Find other options for sleep. Meditation? Exercise? ...Read more

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I am currently taking half of a 10 mg ambien (zolpidem) but after a while it no longer helps with sleep. My question is can i also take 10 mg of melatonin?

I am currently taking half of a 10 mg ambien (zolpidem) but after a while it no longer helps with sleep. My question is can i also take 10 mg of melatonin?

Sleep hygiene : Ambien (zolpidem) is not recommended for long term use, you develop tolerance After a period of time. The best advise I can give is to develop what is called a sleep hygiene , I mean by that is going to bed every night @ the same time and waking up every morning @ the same time, avoid any stimulus including TV, computers, smart phones. I also recommend avoiding sleeping aids, like in your case Ambien (zolpidem). ...Read more