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How Many Nights In A Row Can I Safely Use Ambien 5mg
Ambien (zolpidem): As prescribed by your doc. Who knows your case better than any of us. ...Read more
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?
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
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
Comparable: they are generally comparable , , but like any other medication, there are individual variations in response ...Read more
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
Ambien-CR: Both women & men.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I took 10mg of ambien (zolpidem) 4 hours ago, can i slit one of the pills and take that one now as a 5mg ?
Not rec: No, you have the max dose recommended in you. ...Read more
I am on ambien (zolpidem) 5mg & it has stopped working. My dr. Switched me to 12.5 ext.release & my ins copay is $140. What other options do I have?
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
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
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
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
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
Less effective: It's possible the medication may be less effective. ...Read more
Ambien (zolpidem): Not fda-approved for under age 18.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: That would be an off label use of the drug which could increase side effects. Not a good idea. ...Read more
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
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