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I'm looking for medication that can make me fall asleep fast seroquel did it but i gained a lot of weight i take Ambien (zolpidem) 10 mg i need to fall asleep ?

I'm looking for medication that can make me fall asleep fast seroquel did it but i gained a lot of weight i take Ambien (zolpidem) 10 mg i need to fall asleep ?

COMPLICATED: Several issues. Make sure Adderall is taken early enough. Reduce or stop caffeine. Exercise early in the day. Have a good sleep /wake routine. Other sleep aides like Restoril (temazepam) may be better. ...Read more

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My doc started me on 15mg of restaril today I have been taking 10mg of ambien (zolpidem). I'm still not able to fall asleep is it OK to take 30mg?

My doc started me on 15mg of restaril today I have been taking 10mg of ambien (zolpidem). I'm still not able to fall asleep is it OK to take 30mg?

Consult your doctor: Consult your doctor and take your medications as you have been directed. If you need something else or a stronger dosage discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Take hydrocodone 5/325 and i take Ambien (zolpidem) every night. Hydro doesn't help me fall asleep so i need the ambien (zolpidem). Is it ok to take it?

Hydrocodone: is a narcotic pain medication and in conjunction with Ambien (zolpidem) can cause fatal drug-drug reactions. H-C is NOT a sleeping pill and it seems that you are also on medication for depression and anxiety (Lexapro). You are gambling with your life. Please get counseling and medication adjustments and evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ambien (zolpidem) and trazodone? Ambien (zolpidem) helps to fall asleep but the trazodone helps to stay asleep.

Is it safe to take ambien (zolpidem) and trazodone?  Ambien (zolpidem) helps to fall asleep but the trazodone helps to stay asleep.

Talk to doctor: Please consider other factors before taking more meds for sleeping: recent stress, your intake of alcohol, other meds prescribed or OTC, recent health changes, use of tobacco or any drug use. Discuss openly with your prescribing doctor to make the best decision. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am a 53 yo female with lower back pain and insomnia. I have amitriptyline 10 mg. If it doesn't help me fall asleep can I take 5 mg ambien also? I a

I am a 53 yo female with lower back pain and insomnia.  I have amitriptyline 10 mg. If it doesn't help me fall asleep can I take 5 mg ambien also? I a

Depends: These two medicines can be taken together but you may end up feeling more groggy/drowsy then you want in AM. 10 mg of amitriptyline is a starting dose,instead of combining the two drugs, increasing the dose of it may be a better option. But before you up that dosage, talk to you doctor about the best plan of action, especially if you have any other issues like kidney or heart disease. ...Read more

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Have a sleep study in a week can I take a Ambien or lunesta (eszopiclone) to fall asleep quick ? I take clonazepam 3mg inderal 80mg and remeron 45 mg at night ?

Have a sleep study in a week can I take a Ambien or lunesta (eszopiclone) to fall asleep quick ? I take clonazepam 3mg inderal 80mg and remeron 45 mg at night ?

You will need to: ask the sleep specialist this specific questions. I have seen sleep specialists tell people to continue their sleep meds and have also seen them instruct patients to hold them. ...Read more

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Can you get addicted to Ambien (zolpidem) where you can't fall asleep at all after stopping it? \

Can you get addicted to  Ambien (zolpidem) where you can't fall asleep at all after stopping it? \

Ambien (zolpidem): Depending on how long you've been on it & if it was helping you fall asleep. ...Read more

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Started Ambien (zolpidem) last night and it did nothing . Took it at 10 pm didn't fall asleep until 1am?

Reg or time release: The regular Ambien (zolpidem) usually starts working with-in 30 minutes. The time release can take longer. Three hours is longer than expected. Your bedroom should be dark and quiet. No tv. Try to relax your body starting at the toes and slowly working your was up to your head. ...Read more

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Given Ambien (zolpidem) yesterday. 5mg helped me fall asleep but was still up several times. Was told i could go to 10 if needed. Would 10 help me sleep more?

Given Ambien (zolpidem) yesterday. 5mg helped me fall asleep but was still up several times. Was told i could go to 10 if  needed.  Would 10 help me sleep more?

Perhaps, but: You still need a comprehensive assessment of your sleep problem, rather than only medicating it. A sleep medicine physician can help you with this. A psychiatrist may also be helpful in investigating possible disorders like depression, which are known to interfere with sleep. You list "always tired" as a symptom, so your sleep problem sounds chronic and/or this is more than episodic insomnia. ...Read more

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I took 5mg of Ambien (zolpidem) more than 3 hours ago and i still cannot fall asleep, would it be alright if I took 25mg of benadryl (diphenhydramine)? (usually works)

Sure: Zolpidem ( Ambien) and diphenhydramine ( Benadryl) act on different receptors in the brain and it would not be to much medication if you took it 3 hours before. Please remember that you need to give yourself 8 hours after these to sleep. otherwise you might be drowsy the next day ...Read more

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Halcion or ambien (zolpidem)? Which is better for chronic inability to fall asleep insomnia? I was on ambien (zolpidem) from 2009-2014. Doesn't work like it used to. Thx

Neither.: These two drugs should only be used short time. Like any other addicting drugs, tolerance to their effects develops. There are better, healthier treatments out there, both pharmaceutical and behavioral. Talk to your doc about alternatives that do not depend on a controlled substance, or get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Could an Ambien (zolpidem) tab not activate right after ingesting? I wasn't able to fall asleep, but 8hrs later, i got dizzy with vertigo. I ate 2x in between.

Could an Ambien (zolpidem) tab not activate right after ingesting? I wasn't able to fall asleep, but 8hrs later, i got dizzy with vertigo. I ate 2x in between.

A bad generic ?: I personally have taken a generic of Ambien (zolpidem) that while it did help me sleep caused me to feel dizzy, nauseous, and to have brief spell of vertigo in the morning as well. I have had patients describe certain generics that simply did not help with sleep when the brand always did. So while I am very concerned that people take Ambien (zolpidem) the correct way, I do believe there are some bad generics out there. ...Read more

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Just wanted to know if the following medicines are safe to take while breastfeeding: ambien/zolpidem, melatonin, low dose aspirin.

Probably: We have little evidence about any harmful effects. Trust what your OB/GYN suggests to you. If you continue to have concerns, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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