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Can ambian/zolpidem stop working if taken for a long period?

Can ambian/zolpidem stop working if taken for a long period?

Tolerance.: If taken regularly, tolerance develops and then it can stop working. The key is to take it only when really needed and not as a routine every night. ...Read more

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Can I double up on ambian?

Can I double up on ambian?

Ask your own doctor: For this one, please ask your own physician who prescribed the ambien (zolpidem). I don't know what dose you were given, why it was prescribed, what other health conditions you may have, or what other medications you may be also be taking. ...Read more

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Is ambian cr better than ambian?

Is ambian cr better than ambian?

Not necessarily: Once zolpidem came to the market as a generic the manufactured changed Ambien to Ambien cr to sell it as brand. Some pts may feel one or the other is better though. The manufacturer claims cr is better. ...Read more

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I take 2 10 mg ambian a night not helping. If upping 3?to 5 10mg. Would theat be in danager or what to we watch for if precomre?

I take 2 10 mg ambian a night not helping. If upping 3?to 5 10mg. Would theat be in danager or what to we watch for if precomre?

Ambien (zolpidem): You are already above the recommended dose of Ambien (zolpidem). It is dangerous to go any higher and is unlikely to be effective, but may cause the permanent sleep that Michael Jackson obtained. See your doctor for other options. ...Read more

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Is there a way to quit ambian and still get some sleep?

Is there a way to quit ambian and still get some sleep?

Good sleep hygiene: 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in a dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows. ...Read more

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12 year old took 2 Ambian pills by accident what should I do?

12 year old took 2 Ambian pills by accident what should I do?

Call poison control: Call poison control. They would now best whether you need to go to ER or just observe ...Read more

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What will happen if I take an ambian and a Benadryl?

What will happen if I take an ambian and a Benadryl?

Drug combo.: Generally you do not mix Ambien and Benedryl, Benedryl may make you so tired that you don't need the Ambien. ...Read more

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Is it true that ambian comes up as a benzo in a urine test?

Is it true that ambian comes up as a benzo in a urine test?

Bien for Ambien (zolpidem): With the usual urine test it will not and will not cross react with what drugs are usually tested(benzo-diazepines, opiates, barbiturates, cocaine, cannabinoids, or amphetamines). Plus, it's probably all out of your system in 24-48 hours. It can be found if an expensive blood test is used. If you're worried, then just tell them it has been prescribed for you and it shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more

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My sleep dr said ambian/zolpidem isn't good for women to take. Why?

My sleep dr said ambian/zolpidem isn't good for women to take. Why?

I agree: It can cause a number of bizarre reactions and side effects including amnesia and seizures. ...Read more

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I took .50mg of xanax (alprazolam) can I take ambian an hour later?

I took .50mg of xanax (alprazolam) can I take ambian an hour later?

No, not recommended: There's tremendous potential for adverse drug-drug interaction btwn Xanax (alprazolam) & Ambien (zolpidem). Check out http://www.drugs.com/interactions-check.php?drug_list=2333-1544,133-54. Always tell your doctors everything you take, both prescription & OTC, plus dietary supplements. Ask dispensing pharmacist to check for drug-drug interactions again. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take ambian and lunesta (eszopiclone) together?

Is it possible for you to take ambian and lunesta (eszopiclone) together?

Not a good idea...: Insomnia can be frustrating. But medications are only part of the treatment. Don't take them together. Good sleep hygiene is key. Try to avoid electronics, nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, vigorous exercise, bright lights, ; large meals prior to bedtime. Regularize your sleep ; wake up times. Understanding why you have insomnia can be effective in treating it. A sleep medicine specialist can help. ...Read more

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My wife was packing for a trip tonight. Mixed up her meds and ended up taking 30 mg of Ambian and 1 mg Clonozapam. Called her dr. What do you think?

My wife was packing for a trip tonight. Mixed up her meds and ended up taking 30 mg of Ambian and 1 mg Clonozapam. Called her dr. What do you think?

Monitor her. : Those doses are not likely to cause severe pathology, just heavy somnolence. If she exhibits any other side effects or cannot be awakened, then see a doctor. ...Read more

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Does ambian and diazepam work together?

Does ambian and diazepam work together?

Yes: Paroxetine and diazepam are two different types of medications used to treat anxiety. Diazepam is typically only used on a short-term basis, as it can be addictive and cause other side effects. Diazepam and paroxetine typically do not interact with each other. ...Read more

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Why can someone be on adderal, xanax, (alprazolam) ambian, lamictal and busbar?

See below: Ambient and xaxax have the same exact mechanism of action and are addictive. I doubt the other two drugs play a role. ...Read more

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Ambian does not help me to sleep for my insomnia. Why?

Ambian does not help me to sleep for my insomnia. Why?

Not a cure: Ambien is helpful in some, but not all patients. It can also be addictive and have some unusual side effects. Many things can affect sleep patterns. Caffeine, medications, alcohol, anxiety, amongst others can affect your sleep. Try not eating for at least two hours before sleep, avoid alcohol before sleep. Don't nap, and try to go to bed the same time each night. A cheap fix is benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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I was interested in the free trial of ambian. Severe insomnia and can't sleep.

I was interested in the free trial of ambian. Severe insomnia and can't sleep.

See doctor: Insomnia is a sleep disorder which can have many causes from stress to medical illness. Write down all meds (prescribed/OTC/supplements), alcohol/drug/tobacco/caffeine use and current stresses to review with your pcp. He/she will need to do an exam for a proper diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Please see what others on HealthTap have written about sleep hygiene. Take care. ...Read more

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Is there a medication stronger or similar to Ambian er (Zolpidem)? In the same mechanism. Thanks.

Is there a medication stronger or similar to Ambian er (Zolpidem)? In the same mechanism.  Thanks.

Yes, : There are several medications in the same category as Ambien — short duration benzodiazepines. Sonata and Lunesta belong in the same family. Need to discuss your medications with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been taking ambian for 9 years and have started biting my toung while I sleep which is very painful. How do I get off ambian?

I have been taking ambian for 9 years and have started biting my toung while I sleep which is very painful. How do I get off ambian?

See below: Please see a neurologist for evaluation of biting your tongue, which can be a symptom of epilepsy. Additionally, he/she can help manage your ambien (zolpidem). Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is a better sleep aid lorazapan or ambian?

What is a better sleep aid lorazapan or ambian?

Depends on problem: It depends on the exact problem for which the patient is unable to sleep. Lorazepam is indicated to treat anxiety symptoms. Ambien (zolpidem) is indicated for insomnia of the type where sleep initiation isThe problem.if it is anxiety that prevents you from falling or staying asleep then, perhaps lorazepam is better.if one does not suffer from anxiety symptoms but cannot sleep then, perhaps Ambien (zolpidem) is better. ...Read more

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I'm having n allergic reaction to ambian can I take benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help?

I'm having n allergic reaction to ambian can I take benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help with itching and rash from an allergic reaction. An individual with lip or tongue swelling, or any sensation of difficulty breathing should be seen by a doctor right away. ...Read more

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I am on a new mixture if medication and im kind of concerned with mixing any of them. Im on 300mg of welbutrian, 10mg ambian, 400mg seroquel, (quetiapine) and 10mg valium as needed but not exceeding 20mg a day?

I am on a new mixture if medication and im kind of concerned with mixing any of them. Im on 300mg of welbutrian, 10mg ambian, 400mg seroquel, (quetiapine) and 10mg valium as needed but not exceeding 20mg a day?

MED management : I agree that does seem like a lot of medication. Sometimes it's better to start one or two, continue for a few weeks and then change further. Good luck, and make certain to talk with the prescribing doctor ...Read more

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What does ambian show up as in a mouth swab test for gov agencies

What does ambian show up as in a mouth swab test for gov agencies

Ambien (zolpidem) is a benzo-: Diazepene detectable in saliva for 4-6 weeks after the last dose, if it's been used chronically. After short-term, therapeutic use it's detectable for a week or more. ...Read more

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Ambian does not help me to sleep for my insomnia that my doctor prescribed. Why?

Ambian does not help me to sleep for my insomnia that my doctor prescribed. Why?

Etiology of insomnia: What is the cause of your insomnia? How does your doctor explain it? Ambien (zolpidem) not the best choice for many, and no surprises here. Prior to trying multiple meds, why not figure out what is occurring and treat to underlying problem directly instead of throwing meds at it. ...Read more

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Which of these 2 medications I took that possibly caused my Overactive bladder for 1 straight month is it Ambian Er or Trazodone?

Which of these 2 medications I took that possibly caused my Overactive bladder for 1 straight month is it Ambian Er or Trazodone?

I'm not sure: Either one is responsible! Both of these medications work largely in the central nervous system, typically by inhibiting certain neurotransmitters or promoting others. They both list a ton of potential side effects including nausea, tremors, trouble concentrating, agitation. Cause of overactive bladder often difficult to pinpoint. Continue to work with your doctor to explore causes and treatment. ...Read more

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Just found out I'm prego no insurance but I'm prescribed ambian 10 mg adderal 30 mg xs2 and klonopin (clonazepam) 2 mg xs2 and perc 10s is suboxone strip safe?

Just found out I'm prego no insurance but I'm prescribed ambian 10 mg adderal 30 mg xs2 and klonopin (clonazepam) 2 mg xs2 and perc 10s is suboxone strip safe?

Complicated: Understand that you do not have insurance but it is very important that you let your doctors know now about your pregnancy. This is because you are taking medications that can be harmful to the fetus. ...Read more

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I have problems with sleepwalking and insomnia my whole life. My doctor recently prescribed ambian. I have not takin it yet. Can it make my sleepwalking worse?

I have problems with sleepwalking and insomnia my whole life. My doctor recently prescribed ambian.  I have not takin it yet. Can it make my sleepwalking worse?

Hopefully not: All medications can have side effect and it can vary from one person to another. I have heard about people leaving their house and driving their car and not remembering doing that. I took it before and I had no problem with it, . ...Read more

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I was advised not to take ZOLPIDEM (Ambian) on daily basis so that i don't get used to it and then stops workin. What other alternative prescription in days i don't take.I tried Melatonin makes me miserable and don't stay asleep. Severe insomna?

I was advised not to take ZOLPIDEM (Ambian) on daily basis so that i don't get used to it and then stops workin. What other alternative prescription in days i don't take.I tried Melatonin makes me miserable and don't stay asleep.  Severe insomna?

Insomnia: There a re few other Rx medications you can ask your doctor about such as Lunesta or Belsomra. Over the counter Tylenol (acetaminophen) PM often helps people sleep. Benadryl is often Rx'd by some docs at 50mg nightly to help with sleep as well. Ask you doctor for other alternatives since they are telling you to take the ambien as needed sporadically only. They should have continuity of care and know. ...Read more

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What's the strongest thing a dr can perscribe 4sleep? I have severe insomnia xanax, (alprazolam) klonopin, trazadone, venlaflaxine or nothing helps. Allergic ambian

If you have not: Had a sleep study, you need to get one done. It should not take that much medication to get you to sleep. I am not going to say that I've never seen that be the case, but I will never try that many sleeping medications without getting a sleep study. There is a 20% chance of anyone with depression having sleep apnea and vice versa. That is something that needs to be looked into as well as the more than 80 sleep disorders that have been defined so far. You also should be practicing sleep hygiene. If you can google that term and that will be a website that will come up from vassar college counseling that gives two pages of excellent sleep hygiene recommendations. If you have post-traumatic stress disorder, Minipress can be an option. Otherwise, your doctors next option would be seroquel (quetiapine). Or low-dose doxepin. ...Read more