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Dr. SG Erman Dr. Erman
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How much more efficacious is suvorexant than Ambien or lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Dr. SG Erman Dr. Erman
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How much more efficacious is suvorexant than Ambien or lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Unknown: As far as i know, suvorexant is not yet on the market in the us. ...Read more

Ambien (Definition)

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


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Trazodone and lunesta (eszopiclone) wich is better to sleep?

Trazodone and lunesta (eszopiclone) wich is better to sleep?

Depends: Generally speaking, Lunesta (eszopiclone) may be better for sleep onset, trazodone for sleep maintenance, though there might be exceptions. Ideally, best approach to resolve sleep issues is to treat underlying cause (e.g. Depression, anxiety, sleep apnea), then practice sleep hygiene (sleep-promoting behaviors), and then consider meds for sleep. ...Read more

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Which is best for sleep Ambien or lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Both effective: Some pts complain of a metallic taste with lunesta@//taking it with juice gets rid of it. ...Read more

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What sedatives work best Ambien cr, sonata, (zaleplon) lunesta, rozerem or silenor?I take restoril but doesn't work.I can't sleep unless i take an extra seroquel.

What sedatives work best Ambien cr, sonata, (zaleplon) lunesta, rozerem or silenor?I take restoril but doesn't work.I can't sleep unless i take an extra seroquel.

Don't get dependent: Taking more and more sleep meds is a dangerous path. Figure out why you can't sleep; see your primary care md first. Eliminate caffeine; don't exercise too late in the evening; stay away from your cell phone and other bright screens just before going to bed. Don't go to bed until you're sleepy. May need referral to sleep lab. Try to get off all sleep meds. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which sedative is biggest for bi polar?Ambien, lunesta (eszopiclone) or silenor?

Lunesta (eszopiclone): Lunesta (eszopiclone) is by far the safest of the three. Ambien causes too much sleep-eating, sleep-walking, sleep talking, and even sleep driving. I have not seen any of this with lunesta (eszopiclone). Silenor is horrifically expensive for an old generic drug in low doses and is probably the closest in effect to benadryl. I don't know of anyone that has switched into mania on it, but it is a theoretical possibility. ...Read more

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Request Ambien (zolpidem) taper schedule. Current dose = Ambien (zolpidem) 5mg and Ambien (zolpidem) cr 6.5mg q.D. At bed for ssri taper. 1 month clear of ssri, doing well...Desire taper from ambien (zolpidem). Otc meds (melatonin) help?

Request Ambien (zolpidem) taper schedule.  Current dose = Ambien (zolpidem) 5mg and Ambien (zolpidem) cr 6.5mg q.D. At  bed for ssri taper.  1 month clear of ssri, doing well...Desire  taper from ambien (zolpidem).  Otc meds (melatonin) help?

Work w/your doctor: For this question, it's best to work with your own physician so that you and s/he can be on the same page together. You need to be followed so that help is available if any of your symptoms return, etc. ...Read more

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Which is better for sleep and starting sleep Ambien or lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Which is better for sleep and starting sleep Ambien or lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Try other means 1st: The best sleep is natural sleep. If you're having trouble sleeping, try simple changes: don't go to bed if you're not sleepy, avoid caffeine and alcohol, and don't exercise late in the day. Stay off your computer or phone late in the evening; bright screens can interfere with natural sleep cycles. Try meds only under a doctor's care and for occasional, not daily use. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do sleep aides (benadryl, ambien, sonata (zaleplon) ,lunesta, prosom, elavil) not work for me?

Why do sleep aides (benadryl, ambien, sonata (zaleplon) ,lunesta, prosom, elavil) not work for me?

Different: Everyone is different. It also depends upon why you are having difficulty with sleep. If you suffer insomnia talk to your doctor about this. There are many medications that can be used for this disorder. ...Read more

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Which is more powerful Ambien or lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Neither: Zolpidem (Ambien) and eszopiclone (Lunesta) are medications used on a short-term basis for insomnia. Both act at the benzodiazepine receptor although they are not chemically in the benzodiazepine class. They are generally useful for early insomnia (getting to sleep). Neither is more "powerful", but effect depends on dose, and sometimes one works for a patient and the other doesn't. ...Read more

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What puts you to sleep faster? 150 mg Trazodone or lunesta (eszopiclone) 3 mg? Which med is a stronger sleep aid?

Lunesta (eszopiclone): Trazodone was originally introduced as an antidepressant, but was found to help induce normal sleep. Lunesta (eszopiclone) was developed for use in chronic primary insomnia, and has demonstrated rapid onset, adequate duration, and no significant tolerance or side effects over time. ...Read more

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Is clonazepam better than Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep in terms of side effects?

Is clonazepam better than Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep in terms of side effects?

Understand: They have the same exact mechanism of action. Ambient better for initiation, Clonazepam better for maintaining. Both will result in dependence and rebound insomnia with prolonged use. Also there will be increased irritability 12-24 hrs later. ...Read more

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Which medicine is better for insomnia trazadone or zoplicone?

Which medicine is better for insomnia trazadone or zoplicone?

Insomnia: Zopiclone is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant and trazodone is an antidepressant. Both can be used for insomnia. I find with these medications - that determining what will work best for a person - requires a medication trial to find out. ...Read more

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Is hydroxyzine or cyclobenzaprine better for sleep?

Is hydroxyzine or cyclobenzaprine better for sleep?

Neither best: Many drugs have sedation as one of many side effects, such as the two you mention. In fact, Restoril (temazepam) is an old brand of hydroxyzine I'd written for years ago whose use is implied by the name. Yet it is primarily an antihistamine. Better to ask for currently used drugs whose effects are more specific for insomnia. ...Read more

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What works best for insomnia: elavil or seroquel (quetiapine)?

What works best for insomnia: elavil or seroquel (quetiapine)?

One make work : Better for one individual and vice versa. In other words - there is not a one size fits all response to these medications. They both can be very effective for sleep. Both have potential side effects. Seroquel (quetiapine) has potential to cause tardive dyskensia ; neuroleptic malignant syndrome. ...Read more

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Tranxene (clorazepate) vs. Valium what is better?

Tranxene (clorazepate) vs. Valium what is better?

Whatever works: Either drug may be effective. Both are benzodiazepines. Both have strongly addictive profiles. Both are respiratory depressants and mood depressants. Both are significantly augmented by alcohol consumption. The less you take of a "benzo" the better off you are. This class of drugs needs frequent monitoring to avoid problems. ...Read more

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Is it safe to combine lunesta (eszopiclone) 3mg and ambie 20mg for insomnia from wellbutrin?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Is it safe to combine lunesta (eszopiclone) 3mg and ambie 20mg for insomnia from wellbutrin?

Sleep meds.: Risky. In addition to the high doses of both medications u mentioned, combining medications from the same group is not wise & can create more insomnia & other tolerance issues. Talk to your doctor first. ...Read more

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Which is better, librium vs xanax (alprazolam)?

Which is better, librium vs xanax (alprazolam)?

Both: Both of these medications are antianxiety medications. Which will be most effective for an individual depends on many factors. Consult your doctor about which might be best for you. ...Read more

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How safe is temazepam vs other benzodiazepines?

How safe is temazepam vs other benzodiazepines?

They are all equal: In their side effects and safety, in equivalent doses, for the most part. Temazepam (restoril) is used as a sleeping pill, but is essentially identical to Oxazepam (serax). It is relatively short-acting, takes a couple of hours to peak, and is gone within 6 hours. It does not accumulate in people with liver problems. Too much can cause problems, and regular use can cause dependence, like all benzos. ...Read more

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What is the best sedative for bi polar? Can't sleep.I've heard of Ambien cr and lunesta (eszopiclone)

What is the best sedative for bi polar? Can't sleep.I've heard of Ambien cr and lunesta (eszopiclone)

No best medicine: I am not sure that there is any specific study indicating the absolute best medication for sleep for the collective of patients with bipolar disorder. Among the likely candidates however there are ziprasidone, olanzapine, and quetapine and specifically these medications also have a characterized capacity to treat mood disturbances attributable to bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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Amitriptyline or ativan, (lorazepam) which is better?

Amitriptyline or ativan, (lorazepam) which is better?

Neither: Amitriptyline is an antidepressant. Ativan (lorazepam) is an antianxiety medication. The have two different mechanisms of action and two different effects. Contact your doctor to determine which is best for you and your circumstances. ...Read more

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