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Snorting Ambien Effects
Yes: It would be a very un - smart thing to do. ...Read more
"Results"?: By snorting medications or drugs, the "results" you get could be devastating to your health and well being. Little particles of ground up Ambien (zolpidem) could end up in your lungs, creating the environment for infection or worse. Not to mention the unknown pharmacological results of snorting a medication formulated to be swallowed and processed in your GI system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can i take melatonin and ambien (zolpidem) (10mg) together? ambien (zolpidem) has lost it's effects and melatonin barely works. whats an overdose level?
Melatonin and Ambien (zolpidem): do not have significant interaction. Melatonin (OTC) has a role in regulation of the sleep-wake cycle. May dose up to 20 mg/d. Ambien (zolpidem) (prescribed) improves sleep onset; best taken without food. If effect lost then consult prescriber to review your situation and determine best course of action. Review good sleep hygiene (https://sleepfoundation.org/ask-the-expert/sleep-hygiene). Best regards. ...Read more
What are the most common symptoms and effects when Valium 10mg and Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg are combined for a single time use, and what is the average duration?
Wow: I'd avoid that combination. Valium is relatively short acting. Ambien (zolpidem) should only be taken if you have a window of 8 hours where you expect to be asleep. Have somebody keep an eye on you to make sure you don't get in trouble (respiratory suppression, sleep walking etc). Realize that Ambien (zolpidem) is for occasional use (insomnia). Valium is a skeletal muscle relaxer / sedative. (occasional use mostly) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Would you advise taking Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep? My current meds aren't working. I was worried about possible side effects.
Dependency issues...: and amnestic syndromes should concern you.Get a more detailed answer ›
I take Ambien (zolpidem) occasionally, maybe 2-3 times a month. Usually works great. The last 2 times i took it, i felt no effects. Didn't get sleepy at all?
In bed right away?: Why Ambien (zolpidem) taken only occasionally would work so well for you and then suddenly stop having any effect is a mystery to me. Have you been getting into bed as soon as you have taken it? In my experience that's very important. Are you sure the tablets are actually ambien? Have you started some other medication or using a substance that you were not when Ambien was working for you? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ...Read more
Does long-term use of Ambien cause cancer I have been told for the past 5 years that Ambien is a safe medication to use for sleep (i even asked my dorctor if it caused any types of cancer). I have taken it regularly, with few negative effects - it has hel
The : The recent study you are most likely alluding to does not establish an actual cause and effect relationship. It is not known if the sleep medications cause increased risk or if people who are at increased risk are just the people who tend to use these medications. However, Ambien (zolpidem) increases interluken 8, which stimulates cancer growth. Regardless, congratulations for successfully coming off a sleep medication after being on it for so long. Take care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer