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Ambien (Definition)

Zolpidem is a sleep-inducer which is a kind of ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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After taking a dose of ambien, how long should I wait before taking xanax (alprazolam)?

If prescribed, : They may be taken at the same time. There is no need to stagger them. ...Read more

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I regrettably ate dinner late, ate 7:30 pm - how long do I have to wait for my stomach to empty so I can take my ambien CR?

I regrettably ate dinner late, ate 7:30 pm - how long do I have to wait for my stomach to empty so I can take my ambien CR?

2 hours : Normal gastric empty time is 2 hours post meal. Hi fat and GI motility issues aside, this should be fine. The food just delays absorption so drug would have less effect inducing sleep ...Read more

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How long after taking ambien (zolpidem) 10mg (for chronic insomnia) should I wait to safely take vicodin 5/325 for my hernia pain?

Ambien/Vicodin: Ambien (zolpidem) is usually taken right before bedtime. If pain is keeping you up, take your prescribed dose of Vicodin. ...Read more