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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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Lunesta (eszopiclone) withdrawal symptoms?

Lunesta (eszopiclone) withdrawal symptoms?

Rare: In clinical trials, patients that stopped Lunesta (eszopiclone) typically did not have noticeable withdrawal symptoms, but anything is possible. Sometimes if you have gotten used to taking a sleep medication at night and you try to stop it, your body can have a little more difficulty in falling asleep without the help of the medication. You can try cutting the dose more slowly. ...Read more

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Are 30 lunesta (eszopiclone) and wine fatal?

Are 30 lunesta (eszopiclone) and wine fatal?

In some yes: Toxic for sure. First alcohol and sedatives do not mix because of the respiratory depressant effect. Also 30 of any prescribed medication or otherwise is excessive. If you or someone you know has discussed this, assess seriousness as this could be cry for help and immediate attention is needed. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Please describe the medication: lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Sleep Aid 1-3 mg : Lunesta (eszopiclone) or Eszopiclone is a short-acting nonbenzodiazepine sedative. This means that it is not as addictive as benzodiazepines, but it does carry a small risk. Side effects include metallic taste, daytime sleepiness, lightheadedness, dry mouth, upset stomach, headaches, etc. Like all sleep aids, it is useful temporarily and best with sleep hygiene. ...Read more

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Strange or scary Ambien (zolpidem) side effects?

Strange or scary Ambien (zolpidem) side effects?

Can: Strangest is the various sleep activities of which driving while eating was related to me from the psychiatrist of the patient. These variants are unpredictable and never--that i know of--as dramatic. I would not let this negate taking buproprion-that is generic for wellbutrin (bupropion). I assume all your papers are up to date. ...Read more

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Ambien (zolpidem) and claritind?

Ambien (zolpidem) and claritind?

Sleepy not sneezy?: Ambien (zolpidem) will help you sleep; Claritin d will help with nasal allergy symptoms, but sometimes can cause restlessness and difficulty sleeping. ...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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Is Ambien (zolpidem) addictive?

Yes.: Dependence is possible and we see it regularly. Further, all sleep aids can cause issues with psychological dependence, and they truly change sleep architecture in unnatural ways. Ideally, these medications should not be used for more than a few weeks. ...Read more

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Black box warning Zoloft (sertraline) effects to wear off?

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Black box warning Zoloft (sertraline) effects to wear off?

Zoloft (sertraline): Warning exists while taking the medication.

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Metformin, dextroamphetamine, maxalt, (rizatriptan) celexa, seroquel, labetalol, any of these drugs dangerous to take together?

Metformin, dextroamphetamine, maxalt, (rizatriptan) celexa, seroquel, labetalol, any of these drugs dangerous to take together?

Possibly : If all of those drugs are being used together there is a possibility of a negative drug interaction. Two of the drugs in particular could have a serious effect. It is important to have a primary provider, in addition to specialists, who is aware of all the prescriptions that are taken and can make sure inappropriate combinations are not used together. ...Read more

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Adverse drug reactions from mixing lexapro, Xanax (alprazolam) and metoprolol?

Adverse drug reactions from mixing lexapro, Xanax (alprazolam) and metoprolol?

No, should be OK: These medications may be used together and should not cause any significant interactions. There is a slight chance of a small increase in the blood level of metoprolol caused by the lexapro, (escitalopram) but it is unlikely that this would be significant. ...Read more

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Can I take lunesta (eszopiclone) together with seroquel for insomnia??

Can I take lunesta (eszopiclone) together with seroquel for insomnia??

Ask your Dr: Usually sleep aids and Seroquel (quetiapine) are not contraindicated, but it is best to take them under the care of a doctor and report excessive fatigue, somnolence or other symptoms immediately. ...Read more

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1/2 soma, melatonin, mobic (meloxicam) & Mucinex taken at bedtime. Have sleep apnea controlled w/ cpap, fibro. Having dreams so vivid I confuse them w/ reality!?

1/2 soma, melatonin, mobic (meloxicam) & Mucinex taken at bedtime. Have sleep apnea controlled w/ cpap, fibro. Having dreams so vivid I confuse them w/ reality!?

Alcohol?: What you are describing happens when you wake up from rem sleep. Melatonin has nothing to do with it, it is not an fda approved medication, and I am not sure why you are taking it. None of the medications you listed is expected to cause vivid dreams. Alcohol, and certain sleeping pills could do that. Recovering from sleep deprivation (long work nights) can precipitate it. ...Read more

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Can I use plexus slim with Vyvanse Lexapro Suboxone klonopin Ambien (zolpidem) hctz atenolol levothyroxine & atorvastatin?Thank you.

Yes you can but: You can as there is no interaction but since you do have several medical conditions and taking all those meds i will advice to get approval of your doctor if you go on any very low calorie diet. ...Read more

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

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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I took my normal 3mg lunesta at 11:00 pm and at 3:30 am I accidentally took 2 more. What are likely affects?

As long as u: woke up, there may be some leftover sedation, which should wear off throughout the day. No driving for 24 hours. After that, you should be ok. Ensure this doesn't happen again. ...Read more

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Is lunesta (eszopiclone) safe for long term use? Isn't it the same as zipicolone a medecine with many warnings about tolerance and withdrawl?

Lunesta (eszopiclone): The word on the street is that if you use this sleeping pill seven days in a row you are hooked. These drugs are highly addictive. I would advise that you find another way at your young age to relearn how to sleep without medicine. There are lots of ways to get there. Please do not put this off. You can do this. ...Read more

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Does lunesta (eszopiclone) actually work?

Lunesta (eszopiclone): It is an effective sleep medication, if u can tolerate the sour after-taste in mouth. ...Read more

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Is 4mg of lunesta (eszopiclone) ok to take?

Lunesta (eszopiclone): The recommended dose is 2 or 3 mg, if you do not have liver disease, otherwise 1 mg is safer, if you need more than 3 mg it is better to see sleep doctor to find out the cause of your insomnia. ...Read more

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Can you take diclofenac and lunesta together?

Can you take diclofenac and lunesta together?

No prob.: Diclofenac is an anti-inflammatory medication. Lunesta is a sleep medication. They can be taken together. ...Read more

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What do you think about lunesta (eszopiclone)?

What do you think about lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Treats insomnia: Lunesta (eszopiclone) is a medication specifically intended to treat insomnia. It has a short duration of action and does not interfere with normal sleep patterns as much as medications like benadryl, trazodone, or benzodiazepines (ativan, xanax, Klonopin etc). It has an abuse and dependence potential. Patients may have withdrawal symptoms if taking for an extended period of time. ...Read more

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Can I take .5mg of Ativan with 3mg of lunesta?

Not a problem if: Ok if the same MD is prescribing or if different MDs that they both know. Also be careful w Ativan and Lunesta both addicting ...Read more

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Can someone take 9mg lunesta (eszopiclone) safely?

Overdosing: Taking three times the maximum of an addictive and dangerous sleeping medication is not sane, safe, or wise. The answer is no. Overdoing it will not add to the ability of sleep or the quality of sleep and can lead to seizures and other dangerous physical results. Please stop. Please go speak to your physician and tell them you have developed tolerance to this medication. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Sleep Aid 1-3 mg : Lunesta (eszopiclone) or Eszopiclone is a short-acting nonbenzodiazepine sedative. This means that it is not as addictive as benzodiazepines, but it does carry a small risk. Side effects include metallic taste, daytime sleepiness, lightheadedness, dry mouth, upset stomach, headaches, etc. Like all sleep aids, it is useful temporarily and best with sleep hygiene. ...Read more

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Took 10 lunesta (eszopiclone) (3mg ea) pills just now.

Call emeergency: Call the local emergency telephone number in your area immediately. ...Read more

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What happens when you do take two 3mg lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Not much: This will have the primary effect of one dose but will cause no harm or problems. Simply a wasted extra pill. ...Read more

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How long does it take for lunesta (eszopiclone) to have effect?

How long does it take for lunesta (eszopiclone) to have effect?

Typical 15min to 1hr: According to the medication action it can take somewhere between 15 minute and one hour to have effect. This depends on a lot of factors but mostly your age and also gut function of how you absorb medications. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Eszopiclone: Lunesta (eszopiclone) is the brand name for Eszopiclone produced by sunovion pharmaceuticals. It is a sedative/hypnotic (sleeping pill) which in lower doses helps with sleep onset, and in higher doses can help with sleep maintenance as well. ...Read more

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Can i take another lunesta (eszopiclone) if I am still wide awake?

Can i take another lunesta (eszopiclone) if I am still wide awake?

if not prescribed-no: Lunesta (eszopiclone) comes in 3 doses. If you were on the lowest dose and your doctor okayed it, you could take two safely. You need to make sure that you have 8 hours left to sleep. If dose or medication your doctor prescribed is not working, talk to them. May not be the right medicine or dose for you. ...Read more

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20mg of Lunesta (eszopiclone)?? Serious answers only, please. No rudeness.

Serious answer it is: What exactly are you asking about Lunesta (eszopiclone)? There is no such thing as a 20mg. tablet. Anybody who prescribes 20 mg. of Lunesta (eszopiclone) is going to overdose the patient in a seriously exaggerated fashion. Lunesta (eszopiclone) comes as 1, 2, and 3 mg. tablets. ...Read more

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Can I take lunesta (eszopiclone) 3mg on a overnight flight? Thanks in advance.

Lunesta (eszopiclone) while flying: Hypnotic meds can be useful on long flights, but there are caveats 1) Never take a medication for the first time on the plane. Adverse reactions happen. Better that they happen on the ground. 2) Take a low dose. While the idea may be appealing, it is not safe to be sedated so much that emergency responses are not possible. 3mg is a high dose for Lunesta; 1mg would be a better choice. ...Read more

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I might have taken two 3 mg Lunesta (eszopiclone) by mistake, am I going to be ok?

I might have taken two 3 mg Lunesta (eszopiclone) by mistake, am I going to be ok?

After you wake up!: This may make you rather sleepy but after you wake up you should be fine. While a high dose, it is not dangerous unless you are driving or doing something that requires you to be alert. ...Read more

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I accidentally took 3 3mg lunesta (eszopiclone) pills and was curiousif there isanythingi shouldworry about.

Lunesta (eszopiclone) overdose: That is three times the maximum dose of this drug. Please go to the ER for evaluation. This can cause respiratory problems and hallucinations. Someone else should drive you. Not sure how you accidentally take three sleeping pills? ...Read more

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