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What number of Ambien (zolpidem) should I take?

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


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Can i take ambien (zolpidem) and luesta togerher?

No : Not advisable to take 2 medications that work on the same receptors. Talk to your doctor about switching medications (or changing/titration the overall dose). Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Should i be worried about taking ambien (zolpidem)?

Ambien (zolpidem)?: Is sleeping medication, that should be taken on as needed basis only. However, u should be careful when u take it, until u see how it impact u. I have seen patient who claimed they found themselves clocking in the kitchen or driving their car without remembering. ...Read more

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How can I counteract the effects of ambien (zolpidem)?

How can I counteract the effects of ambien (zolpidem)?

Ambien (zolpidem): Assuming u only took the prescribed dose, staying physically active would lessen the effects, but then sleep would be a problem afterwards. ...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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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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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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How long should I wait after two drinks to take ambien (zolpidem)?

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