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I'm just wondering, if you take Ambien (zolpidem) for a long time, can it cause depression or other side effects?

I'm just wondering, if you take Ambien (zolpidem) for a long time, can it cause depression or other side effects?

No depression, but..: I am not aware of any studies indicating a correlation between chronic zolpidem use and major depression. Some patients have become physically dependent on the medication; some develop tolerance (i.e. They need to increase their dose over time); some pts have memory impairment, usually while the med. Is in their system; and some have had episodes of sleepwalking or doing other purposeful behavior.

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How long will the side effects of Ambien (zolpidem) last after you wake up?

How long will the side effects of Ambien (zolpidem) last after you wake up?

It Varies: For most people there shouldn't be any residual effects since it is rapidly acting with a short half-life. That's what you want when you develop a sleep aid.

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Had unusual side effects from lorazapam Ambien (zolpidem) and zoloft, ended up in hospital there they gave added drugs normal they try drugs first, needed rest.

Had unusual side effects from lorazapam Ambien (zolpidem) and zoloft, ended up in hospital there they gave added drugs normal they try drugs first, needed rest.

Your question?: Do you have a question? I don't see one here. If there's something you want to ask, you're welcome to do that.

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Ambien (zolpidem) side effects when you get off the plane in london?

Ambien (zolpidem) side effects when you get off the plane in london?

Lingering sleepiness: Depending on the length of your flight and if you took ambien/zolpidem when you took off, you may still feel sleepy, groggy, or a "hung-over" feeling. Generally set aside 8 hours when taking Ambien for sleep.

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How long will the side effects of Ambien (zolpidem) last after you wake up?

It Varies: For most people there shouldn't be any residual effects since it is rapidly acting with a short half-life. That's what you want when you develop a sleep aid.

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Are there any sexual side effects of ambien (zolpidem)?

Are there any sexual side effects of ambien (zolpidem)?

Yes: With any sedating medication, there can be effects on libido. Ambien (zolpidem) is included in this category.

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What are the typical side effects of Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep?

What are the typical side effects of Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep?

Sleep :-): Most of the side effects are dose-dependent and related to your central nervous system: sedation, dizziness or light-headedness, headache, "drugged" feeling -- and sometimes confusion and memory loss as well. I have also known patients who had sleepwalking with Ambien (zolpidem) -- which can be disconcerting depending on what activities are done in that state.

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Had unusual side effects from lorazapam Ambien (zolpidem) and zoloft, ended up in hospital there they gave added drugs normal they try drugs first, needed rest.

Your question?: Do you have a question? I don't see one here. If there's something you want to ask, you're welcome to do that.

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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.

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Does Ambien (zolpidem) have any negative side effects?

Yes.: All medications have the potential for negative side effects. More common side effects include dizziness, lethargy, drugged feeling and headache. More serious side effects can include retrograde (going backward) or anterograde (going forward) amnesia, hallucinations, complex sleep-related behavior, worsening depression and suicidal ideation.

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Why do elderly people have more Ambien (zolpidem) side effects?

Elderly people: Are gradually winding down due to the fact that aging gradually produces oxidative inefficiency in their cells. They have more side effects from any drug.

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Ambien (zolpidem) side effects when you get off the plane in london?

Lingering sleepiness: Depending on the length of your flight and if you took ambien/zolpidem when you took off, you may still feel sleepy, groggy, or a "hung-over" feeling. Generally set aside 8 hours when taking Ambien for sleep.

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Cyclobenzaprine and Ambien (zolpidem) is it safe and what are the side effects?

Cyclobenzaprine and Ambien (zolpidem) is it safe and what are the side effects?

Sleepiness: Using zolpidem together with cyclobenzaprine may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment.

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I was taken off serqqueol 25mg taken 5 months and mirtazpine 25mg taken 9 months cold turkey and put on ambien (zolpidem) 5mg and 4 0.5 mg night. Side effects?

Medication effects: You deserve Relaxation and Good Sleep! Let Wise Woman within you reflect: Reasons for •Seroquel being taken off •Mirtazapine taken off cold turkey •Taking Ambien (zolpidem) and duration if is more than 1 month •Stresses causing Anxiety and Depression Consider: Discuss with Psychiatrist side effects of Ambien (zolpidem), interaction with other medications, withdrawals; Therapy Realize and feel Wonder of Breath of Life

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Does Ambien (zolpidem) make you depressed? What are the side effects?

Does Ambien (zolpidem) make you depressed? What are the side effects?

Ambien (zolpidem): Ambien (zolpidem) is well-tolerated, however, in some cases it can cause : dizziness, light headedness, feeling tired, dry mouth, nausea, stuffy nose, headache & muscle pain. Depression is occasionally reported upon withdrawal from ambien (zolpidem).

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Can I take Ambien (zolpidem) and acyclovir at the same time? Would there be any potential side effects.

Can I take Ambien (zolpidem) and acyclovir at the same time? Would there be any potential side effects.

No drug interactions: There are no known drug interactions with these meds. You may experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache or fatigue with acyclovir. Less common and more serious side effects with Acyclovir include seizures, hallucinations, rash, coma and renal impairment. Ambien (zolpidem) causes drowsiness. Amnesia, depression, sluggishness and complex sleep related behaviors have also been reported with ambien (zolpidem).

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I'm just wondering, if you take Ambien (zolpidem) for a long time, can it cause depression or other side effects?

No depression, but..: I am not aware of any studies indicating a correlation between chronic zolpidem use and major depression. Some patients have become physically dependent on the medication; some develop tolerance (i.e. They need to increase their dose over time); some pts have memory impairment, usually while the med. Is in their system; and some have had episodes of sleepwalking or doing other purposeful behavior.

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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.

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