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Sonata And Lunesta Together
Why do sleep aides (benadryl, ambien, sonata (zaleplon), lunesta, prosom, elavil) not work for me?
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
Do you need to?: The first question I must ask is why do you feel you need both? Have you tried either one alone? Did your doctor advise the combination? You should let your doctor know your plans since melatonin could combine with OTHER drugs you could be taking that you didn't mention and that could be problematic. If you'd like to drop me a line and we can talk more: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more
No: These meds have similar use and taking them together could be too sedating. Do not take together!!! ...Read more
Not a good idea...: Insomnia can be frustrating. But medications are only part of the treatment. Don't take them together. Good sleep hygiene is key. Try to avoid electronics, nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, vigorous exercise, bright lights, ; large meals prior to bedtime. Regularize your sleep ; wake up times. Understanding why you have insomnia can be effective in treating it. A sleep medicine specialist can help. ...Read more
Who knows/ best not: There are no systematic studies of the 2 together. So, in one sense - who knows! However, if a recommendation is to be made on the basis of clinical reasoning, I would say it makes no sense to combine these 2 medications, and a person doing so better be ready for s/e that they may not experience on either one alone. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Hello. I have been snorting, sonata (zaleplon) for two month ireaaly am addicted and I have headaches what should I do? Ehat happens when you snort I mean bad?
Addiction Medicine: I would advise an immediate phone call to a medical detox center or an addiction medicine specialist. Please use the urgency you feel today to get yourself to the appropriate place to get real and lasting help. There is a very real miracle available to get you clean and keep you clean from this drug. ...Read more
No, I do not believe: It would work well. Work with a psychiatrist or sleep doc to transition you to another med like trazodone. You should have a psych eval and sleep to look into other causes of insomnia that may be underlying your dependence. Once off meds a trial of cognitive therapy for insomnia could be very helpful. Make sure you practice good sleep hygiene. (google. This term or read one of dr heidi fowler's sleep hygiene posts right here on healthtap. Best wishes. ...Read more
Please note that if you take sonata (zaleplon) more than seven days in a row you are addicted. This is a very dangerous medication and I would hope you are using it only sparingly.
Once you take sonata (zaleplon) you should be in bed. There are significant reports of sleep walking, sleep cooking, sleep driving, etc. Please be very careful. ...Read more
Something put me into severe withdrawal. I combined effexor, sonata (zaleplon) and suboxone? What could have done it??? I still don't feel great but better
Withdrawal is due to neurotransmitters that have adapted to a substance then trying to return to baseline.
Without knowing details, it is hard to say more.
Neurotransmitters can take weeks to reset. ...Read more
With a international flight soon, I will try to get ativan for the flight. To sleep good while there, would 1-3 mg of melatonin or sonata (zaleplon) be better?
I would start with: Melatonin taken about two hours before your desired bedtime. If that does not work, you can use 10 mg of sonata (zaleplon) if prescribed for you and in this situation I write may repeat x 1 if you wake up and have at least three hours of sleep time left, so you can take another and go back to sleep within about twenty minutes. Have a great flight and a happy new year. ...Read more
I snorted sonata (zaleplon) and then I tried to get my nose clean. While cleaning I had a little blood from nose so what bad happens when you snort to sonata (zaleplon)?
Addicted Brain: Regardless it surely sounds like you need drug treatment. Snorting sonata (zaleplon) is no joke. It is very common to become addicted to sonata (zaleplon) and other drugs like it on the market. And, many people in drug treatment programs are there for prescription drug misuse and abuse. ...Read more
I've struggled with insomnia my entire life. Even when I decided to get off all medications. I never could I sleep... my boyfriend's mom gives me her sonata prescription at times when needed... it helps me fall asleep... can't find doc?
Why?: Can't you find a doctor? Never use anyone else's medication. Consult a psychologist for relaxation techniques and speak to a medical doctor regarding newer therapies for insomnia.Not sure what you mean by "can't find a doctor". Consult local hospital referral services or your local county health clinic. ...Read more
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
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
Lunesta (eszopiclone) & food: Lunesta (eszopiclone) is absorbed faster on empty stomach. ...Read more
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
Call emeergency: Call the local emergency telephone number in your area immediately. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Because of the timed-release feature of Lunesta, (eszopiclone) is its effectiveness compromised if a tablet is cut in half and taken?
Lunesta (eszopiclone): The manufacturer does not recommend breaking the tablet in half. A broken tablet has a horrible metallic taste. ...Read more
If I took a 2mg Lunesta at 11pm, but am wide awake at 3am, can I take another, even a half (1mg)? I don't need to be up for another 8 hours. Jet lag!
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