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I take Adderall 10mg i'm doing good on it except i can't sleep geodon (ziprasidone) 60mg isn't working anymore what's a good sleep medicine that will work quickly?

Depends : From your information it looks as if you been diagnosed with more than just adhd and that the insomnia preceded the use of adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). In general that low dose taken in the am does not usually cause sleep issues in an adult although it might aggravate existing issues. It is also contraindicated to be taking the additional meds you have listed at the same time. Need visit with provider. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Is there any good sleeping medication for teens?

Is there any good sleeping medication for teens?

Sort of: There are very few sleep medications that approved for use in teens. Medication may not be the answer. Keeping consistent sleep times, not watching tv one hour before bed, "unplugging" from all electronics one hour before bed and morning time exercise can fix may sleep problems. Many teens can also be helped with melatonin. ...Read more

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What sleeping medication is safe for glucoma?

What sleeping medication is safe for glucoma?

Depends on type: Most sleeping aides are acceptable for open angle glaucoma. The exceptions are individuals affected with narrow or closed angle glaucoma. Therefore your treating eye physician should inform you directly as to the type of glaucoma you have and what sleeping aides are permissible. ...Read more

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What is the best sleeping medication prescribed?

What is the best sleeping medication prescribed?

Alternative to meds: I'm sorry, i'm not really answering your question. Still i hope I am helpful. Every sleep med has s/e and none is safe, or even effective when taken long-term. Best way to manage sleep problems (after making sure that all treatable emotional and physical causes are appropriately managed), is to follow good sleep hygiene. An example of what that means is here (from harvard) - http://tinyurl.Com/8c7vqlw. ...Read more

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What sleeping medication is safe to take if you have glucoma?

What sleeping medication is safe to take  if you  have  glucoma?

Few exceptions: Most commonly, glaucoma is an open angle form and there are no contraindications to sleep aides. Exceptionally are narrow angle glaucoma, neovascular glaucoma, and rarely forms of anterior segment dysgenesis. ...Read more

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Nitazepam - sleeping medication, how is this?

Nitazepam - sleeping medication, how is this?

Nitrazepam: This is long acting sedative and like many other medications in this group, works well for short term but should be avoided for long term use. Dependence is a common problem. They also become ineffective over time, if used continuously. ...Read more

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I only sleep on sleeping medication, what do I do to avoid it?

I only sleep on sleeping medication, what do I do to avoid it?

Sleep meds: Many are habit forming. Need to see physician and work out a course of treatment consider sleep study to determine if underlying problem interferes with your ability to sleep. Important to use sleep inducing environment eliminate noise no television etc to stimulate you. There are better options. Relaxation techniques etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if baclofen (liosreal) is safe to use as a sleeping medication ?

It's ok: It is a medicine chiefly used as a muscle relaxer for those with spastic muscle conditions. Since drowsiness is one of its side effects, I can see how it might help with sleep if taken at night. But that is not its primary indication. ...Read more

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