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I regrettably ate dinner late, ate 7:30 pm - how long do I have to wait for my stomach to empty so I can take my ambien CR?

I regrettably ate dinner late, ate 7:30 pm - how long do I have to wait for my stomach to empty so I can take my ambien CR?

2 hours : Normal gastric empty time is 2 hours post meal. Hi fat and GI motility issues aside, this should be fine. The food just delays absorption so drug would have less effect inducing sleep ...Read more

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Zolpidem is a sleep-inducer which is a kind of ...Read more


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I've never taken ambien cr. I took ambien for five years long term. No longer works like it once did. Explained to sleep doc and he still wants me to try it? w the Trazodone 150 mg I stopped after being on it for a year and it stopped working.

I've never taken ambien cr. I took ambien for five years long term. No longer works like it once did. Explained to sleep doc and he still wants me to try it?  w the Trazodone 150 mg I stopped after being on it for a year and it stopped working.

May work better: Ambient CR is a slightly higher dose than the regular ambien (zolpidem) and it is a controlled release (CR) so that the medicine is enters your bloodstream over an extended period of time, so it may help keep you asleep longer. I hope it helps! ...Read more

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What is the best sedative for bi polar? Can't sleep.I've heard of Ambien cr and lunesta (eszopiclone)

What is the best sedative for bi polar? Can't sleep.I've heard of Ambien cr and lunesta (eszopiclone)

No best medicine: I am not sure that there is any specific study indicating the absolute best medication for sleep for the collective of patients with bipolar disorder. Among the likely candidates however there are ziprasidone, olanzapine, and quetapine and specifically these medications also have a characterized capacity to treat mood disturbances attributable to bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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Good medicines that work for insomnia. I've tried ambien, (zolpidem)ambien CR, restoril, metrazapine, silenor,trazadone, also OTC meds and nothing seems to work?

Good medicines that work for insomnia. I've tried ambien, (zolpidem)ambien CR, restoril, metrazapine, silenor,trazadone, also OTC meds and nothing seems to work?

Ambien (zolpidem): Zolpidem (Ambien (zolpidem)) is indicated for short-term treatment of insomnia with difficulty of sleep onset. Ambien (zolpidem) produces tolerance and dependence when used long-term. Although trazodone is efficacious for sleep maintenance difficulties, its use in insomnia is off-label and is associated with cognitive and motor impairments. Long-term treatment with medication alone is not the optimal treatment strategy ...Read more

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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

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Is it possible to buy generic Ambien (zolpidem tartrate) online without a prescription?

Yes but not legally: A brief search shows that it is possible to buy virtually any medication online without a prescription. However, it is illegal to sidestep us laws this way. Zolpidem is a prescription drug in the us and cannot legally be purchased without a prescription, online or any other way. ...Read more

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Chronic constipation and Shy-Dragar syndrome in a 41 yr old woman.....?

Chronic constipation and Shy-Dragar syndrome in a 41 yr old woman.....?

Shy Drager is the clue: This falls into a group of conditions under the heading of dysautonomia. In my view you have overwhelming mitochondrial dysfunction, resulting in energy deficiency, particularly in the lower brain. Though it sounds unlikely, you need to be given intravenous water-soluble vitamins to stimulate the mitochondria. I suggest that you find a physician that practices Alternative Complementary Medicine. Though the symptoms may sound to be psychological, they are the result of abnormal chemistry. ...Read more

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Okay to split Ambien (zolpidem) cr?

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Okay to split Ambien (zolpidem) cr?

Ambien-CR: Not advised to split any slow release medication. ...Read more

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