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

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

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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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