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Sonata And Lunesta Together
Not advised: Ativan (lorazepam) and Restoril (temazepam) are both benzodiazepine tranquilizers. Their effects can add together in a potentially dangerous way. That said, sometimes doctors prescribe both, with careful instructions to take them at different times (Ativan during the day, Restoril only at night). Since "benzos" are addictive, taking 2 different kinds is doubly risky. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
yes: There are no drug-to-drug interactions that contraindicate the two be taken together. ...Read more
not really: Valium (diazepam) is a benzodiazepine tranquilizer. Although it helps with sleep, it is mainly for anxiety and muscle relaxation, and can be taken during the day if prescribed that way. Ambien (zolpidem) is chemically different, only used for sleep, never during the day, and is not a tranquilizer (anxiety reducer). Valium is also habit-forming, Ambien less so (but can be too). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not recommended: If your doctor has prescribed both of these medications for you, i suggest taking them at separate times. They are both sedating and could add to each other. Please ask your own physician about his/her intent with these medications, and how s/he wants you to take them. ...Read more
Review with doctor: Klonopin and Restoril (temazepam) are similar chemically, sedating, anti-anxiety. Better to take one or the other. However, discuss with prescribing doctor to be sure you understand the reason for taking both. Avoid alcohol while taking these medications. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: These will not cross react and the desired effect of each will be expressed even when you take them together. ...Read more
Ambien (zolpidem): More sedation, otherwise ok.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes-with chronic use: Good question. The "z drugs" disrupt sleep less than benzodiazepines but there is evidence that there is some disruption with chronic use that becomes a big problem when people try to stop taking these drugs. See http://www.Mylwi.Com/ehealth-newsletter/why-you-shouldnt-confuse-ambien-use-with-sleep/ & http://weeksmd.Com/2013/04/sleeping-pills-and-death/ & http://bit.Ly/17uogmu for details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Actually, Ambien and Lunesta (eszopiclone) are benzodiazepines they have more specific activity for selective receptors directed at sedation, and have a short half life or time in your system, but they affect sleep architecture just like other benzodiazepines or alcohol, just in a milder manner. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sonata: Addiction: 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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