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How many nights in a row can I safely use Ambien (zolpidem) 5mg?

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How many nights in a row can I safely use Ambien (zolpidem) 5mg?

Ambien (zolpidem): As prescribed by your doc. Who knows your case better than any of us. ...Read more

Ambien (Definition)

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


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Started ambien (zolpidem) 10 mg and 50 mg Seroquel two days ago for bad insomnia. Woke up with bad headaches two days in a row. Should I be concerned?

Started ambien (zolpidem) 10 mg and 50 mg Seroquel two days ago for bad insomnia. Woke  up with bad headaches two days in a row. Should I be concerned?

Yes: Is not a good idea to start two kinds of meds at same time. Your headaches likely due to the interaction of both. Try Ambien (zolpidem) alone first and see. If not working then ask your Dr. What to do. Seroquel helps to sleep but is not what's designed for... ...Read more

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Can I safely use Ambien for sleep, then Xanax (alprazolam) during the day for anxiety? Can I safely switch between Xanax (alprazolam) or Ativan If I find one works better?

Can I safely use Ambien for sleep, then Xanax (alprazolam) during the day for anxiety?  Can I safely switch between  Xanax (alprazolam) or Ativan If I find one works better?

Your question sounds: like there may not be a prescribing physician involved with this, or at least you don't say anything about the advice of that physician. Benzodiazepines are not necessarily the best treatment for chronic anxiety states like generalized anxiety disorder, panic and especially not PTSD. Antidepressants work without producing tolerance and with much less of a risk of dependency. Talk to the prescriber ...Read more

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Can I safely use Ambien for sleep, then Xanax (alprazolam) during the day for anxiety? my doctor describing me this combination but Im not sure.

Can I safely use Ambien for sleep, then Xanax (alprazolam) during the day for anxiety?  my doctor describing me this combination but Im not sure.

Depends: Not knowing your age, duration ,other hx, this will be a good "band aid " treatment. Long term you will be a good and assured business for your doctor. ...Read more

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Which would be the strongest: Ambien / zolpidem 10mg or zopiclone 7.5mg?

Comparable: they are generally comparable , , but like any other medication, there are individual variations in response ...Read more

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Is 5mg of ambien ok while pregnant for insomnia?

Why chance it: Prescription drugs are rarely studied in pregnant women, and since this drug enters your brain, it will,also enter your baby's brain. Forget ambien, and take L tryptophan or melatonin instead. Keep the bedroom dark and quiet, only,use BR for sex or sleep. No TV, reading and especially no iPad, computer, or cell,phone before sleep ...Read more

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Can i take xanx 24 hrs after taking 5mg of ambien (zolpidem)?

Can i take xanx 24 hrs after taking 5mg of ambien (zolpidem)?

Yes: The half life of Ambien is 4-6 hours, so you should be fine, but it also depends on the amount of xanax (alprazolam) you are taking. Consult with your doctor first. ...Read more

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I'm not sure if 5mg Ambien (zolpidem) is working. Can i take two?

I'm not sure if 5mg Ambien (zolpidem) is working. Can i take two?

Ask your own doctor: Please ask the doctor who prescribed this medicine for you. S/he knows you and your case best. I hope your doctor also talked with you about sleep hygiene and you are employing those suggestions before relying on Ambien (zolpidem) alone. It does have side effects such as activation and sleepwalking in some patients. ...Read more

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I've taken 25mg promothazine an hour ago - i feel very awake still so i took 5mg Ambien (zolpidem) & another 25mg promo.. If this doesn't work what to do?

Another Ambien (zolpidem) 5 mg.: Both medications help you sleep. You can take another 5 mg. Of ambien, (zolpidem) lie down and try counting sheep. You're very anxious which prevents you from sleeping. Seriously, drink a glass of warm milk, go to bed, turn of the lights, listen to soft music and just relax. You are trying too hard to fall asleep. ...Read more

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Is Taking clonazepam 0.5mg & ambien (zolpidem) 20mg between 8pm-10pm ok?

Cloneazepam ambien (zolpidem): wow you are taking two medications that work on the Benzo receptor. Your Ambien (zolpidem) is far too high and current recommendation is that ambien (zolpidem) should not exceed 6.25mg and only to be used short duration. So I guess its not okay to use both at the same time. ...Read more

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Does ambien have a shelf life?

Yes: All drugs have an expiration date based on stability studies performed. On your prescription bottle, there should be a date of expiration; if you have any questions, your local pharmacist can help. ...Read more

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What will 15mg of ambien do to me and how long until it works?

Zolpidem (ambien): Ambien is extremely habit forming SE include Dizziness, Headache, Drowsiness, Hallucinations, Memory disorder, Muscle pains, Flu like symptoms. Can have full blown Allergic Rxn. Extremely dangerous if taken with Pain meds, Valium, Soma, alcohol, Antidepressants. Can all cause you to stop breathing especially during sleep, and you snore, you are over weight, you have asthma/COPD Try MELATONIN SL ...Read more

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Large doses of ambien (zolpidem)?

Large doses of ambien (zolpidem)?

Unsafe & addictive: Might be life threatening. If u or somebody u know have been taking it, call 911. Otherwise my advice: stay away from it. ...Read more

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Is Ambien (zolpidem) habit forming?

Is Ambien (zolpidem) habit forming?

Yes: Yes it can be habit forming. Other sleeping agents are not. Ask your dr if any options exist for you. ...Read more

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Okay to split Ambien (zolpidem) cr?

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Ambien-CR: Not advised to split any slow release medication. ...Read more

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Ambien (zolpidem) trip and its affects?

Ambien (zolpidem) trip and its affects?

Results vary..: Ambien (zolpidem) is a sleep medication designed to provide you with uninterrupted sleep for about 8 hrs. There can be unwanted and even dangerous side effects. Sleep walking. Sleep eating sleep driving.
If you are tryiing to trip on Ambien (zolpidem) and use it for purposes other than to treat insomnia the results are not predictable. An overdose of Ambien (zolpidem) with or without other drugs may be your last trip. ...Read more

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What number of Ambien (zolpidem) should I take?

Ambien (zolpidem) -- how many?: Ambien (zolpidem) (or zolpodem) comes in 5mg and 10mg tablet strengths. Ambien (zolpidem) cr (controlled release) is available in 6.25mg and 12.5 mg tablet strengths. Most commonly, Pts are rx'ed one tab of whichever strength their doc thinks best, right before bedtime. However, it's most important that you follow the instructions your doc gave about how, exactly, to take your ambien (zolpidem). If unsure, give a call :) ...Read more

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Can ambien (zolpidem) be prescribed on healthtap?

Ambien (zolpidem): Ambien (zolpidem) is not available via Healthtap since it is a controlled substance. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: ambien (zolpidem)?

Please describe the medication: ambien (zolpidem)?

Ambien (zolpidem): Ambien (zolpidem) is prescription sleep aid. Helps initiate sleep. ...Read more

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What happens if you take expired ambien (zolpidem)?

Less effective: It's possible the medication may be less effective. ...Read more

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I was prescribed 10mg of ambien, (zolpidem) is it ok if i take 20mg?

No: That would be an off label use of the drug which could increase side effects. Not a good idea. ...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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Would Ambien (zolpidem) be considered a depressant?

No: Ambien (zolpidem) is not an antidepressant. It is a medication used to treat insomnia. Insomnia is often a symptom associated with depression. Sometimes if you have depression your doctor may include a medication like Ambien (zolpidem) to help treat those symptoms initially until the antidepressant can reach full effect. ...Read more