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Ambien (zolpidem) and claritind?

Ambien (zolpidem) and claritind?

Sleepy not sneezy?: Ambien (zolpidem) will help you sleep; Claritin d will help with nasal allergy symptoms, but sometimes can cause restlessness and difficulty sleeping. ...Read more

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Zolpidem (Definition)

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Zolpidem (ambien) is a sedative-hypnotic medicine used for the short-term treatment of ...Read more


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Large doses of ambien (zolpidem)?

Large doses of ambien (zolpidem)?

Unsafe & addictive: Might be life threatening. If u or somebody u know have been taking it, call 911. Otherwise my advice: stay away from it. ...Read more

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What does Ambien (zolpidem) treat?

What does Ambien (zolpidem) treat?

Insomnia: Ambien (zolpidem) treats insomnia, but not curatively. It is a symptom management tool only, to be used on a temporary basis. If your insomnia is long-standing, it's best to have a full evaluation. While it may well help you sleep, Ambien (zolpidem) can also be habit-forming. ...Read more

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What is Ambien (zolpidem) used for?

What is Ambien (zolpidem) used for?

Insomnia: Ambien (zolpidem) has an indication for the short term treatment of insomnia. In clinical practice is not only used on a short-term basis. ...Read more

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Is Ambien (zolpidem) habit forming?

Is Ambien (zolpidem) habit forming?

Yes: Yes it can be habit forming. Other sleeping agents are not. Ask your dr if any options exist for you. ...Read more

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Okay to split Ambien (zolpidem) cr?

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

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Can you take 30mg of ambien (zolpidem)?

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Ambien (zolpidem): That would exceed the recommended dose of 10mg. ...Read more

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Ambien (zolpidem) trip and its affects?

Ambien (zolpidem) trip and its affects?

Results vary..: Ambien (zolpidem) is a sleep medication designed to provide you with uninterrupted sleep for about 8 hrs. There can be unwanted and even dangerous side effects. Sleep walking. Sleep eating sleep driving.
If you are tryiing to trip on Ambien (zolpidem) and use it for purposes other than to treat insomnia the results are not predictable. An overdose of Ambien (zolpidem) with or without other drugs may be your last trip. ...Read more

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How hard is it coming off ambien (zolpidem)?

Not very, but. ..: Do this gradually under your physician's direction. ...Read more

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Can ambien (zolpidem) make you feel jittery?

Can ambien (zolpidem) make you feel jittery?

Not usually: Not usually but if you suddenly stop taking it after being on it for a while some patients may get a jittery feeling due to a withdrawal effect. Obviously it would be best if you didn't need Ambien (zolpidem) to sleep. The following websites may be helpful in dealing with insomnia:http://bit. Ly/1H64Naf and http://bit. Ly/1BBVVRw Also go to the CheckList discussing CBT: "Overcoming Anxiety and Stress" ...Read more

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When Ambien (zolpidem) doesn't work any longer?

When Ambien (zolpidem) doesn't work any longer?

Temazepam ; Desyrel (trazodone): Temazepam and trazodone (desyrel) remain excellent options if you need long=term medicinal insomnia treatment. You can also try cbti, psychotherapy to teach you how to fall asleep without medication. There are also plenty of sleep apps noted on this site and can be helpful and look up one of dr. Heidi fowler's excellent sleep hygiene responses on this site. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What number of Ambien (zolpidem) should I take?

Ambien (zolpidem) -- how many?: Ambien (zolpidem) (or zolpodem) comes in 5mg and 10mg tablet strengths. Ambien (zolpidem) cr (controlled release) is available in 6.25mg and 12.5 mg tablet strengths. Most commonly, Pts are rx'ed one tab of whichever strength their doc thinks best, right before bedtime. However, it's most important that you follow the instructions your doc gave about how, exactly, to take your ambien (zolpidem). If unsure, give a call :) ...Read more

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Do you build a tolerance with ambien (zolpidem)?

Yes: The studies would suggest not, but my experience with patients says yes. Ambien (zolpidem) only treats difficulty falling asleep which can be due to many different problems. It doesn't treat the underlying cause, eg depression, anxiety, adhd, drug abuse etc. You need to treat the underlying cause otherwise Ambien (zolpidem) will either not work or make the problem worse. ...Read more

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Can ambien (zolpidem) be prescribed on healthtap?

Can ambien (zolpidem) be prescribed on healthtap?

Ambien (zolpidem): Ambien (zolpidem) is not available via Healthtap since it is a controlled substance. ...Read more

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Can I take ambien (zolpidem) and luesta togerher?

No: Not advisable to take 2 medications that work on the same receptors. Talk to your doctor about switching medications (or changing/titration the overall dose). Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: ambien (zolpidem)?

Please describe the medication: ambien (zolpidem)?

Ambien (zolpidem): Ambien (zolpidem) is prescription sleep aid. Helps initiate sleep. ...Read more

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Does Ambien (zolpidem) cr work on the first night?

Yes: Sounds like you have some concern; a frank discussion with your physician is the first step. ...Read more

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What sort of problem does Ambien (zolpidem) treat?

Difficulty Sleeping: Ambien (zolpidem) is a prescription medicine that is used after sleep hygiene has failed-- same bedtime, no caffeine after 1pm, exercise but not too close to bedtime, avoiding alcohol. It is also important to make sure there are no other issues such as anxiety or depression, or medical conditions such as thyroid disorders. ...Read more

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How is Ambien (zolpidem) dangerous to your health?

Amnesia: Multiple post marketing reports have been forwarded to providers regarding problems with ambein. In addition, reports of addiction can result for use. Fda sent out recommendations to no longer prescribe 10mg dose. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about taking ambien (zolpidem)?

Ambien (zolpidem)?: Is sleeping medication, that should be taken on as needed basis only. However, u should be careful when u take it, until u see how it impact u. I have seen patient who claimed they found themselves clocking in the kitchen or driving their car without remembering. ...Read more

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What happens if you take expired ambien (zolpidem)?

Less effective: It's possible the medication may be less effective. ...Read more

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Is taking Ambien (zolpidem) during the day dangerous?

Yup: Now why would you take a sleeping med; unless you are working swing shift and you and your doctor have agreed on when and how much. ...Read more

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How does Ambien (zolpidem) work with or without food?

How does Ambien (zolpidem) work with or without food?

ABSORPTION: The issue involves absorption so if empty stomach absorption more rapid. After food and the stomach coated and absorption is slower. ...Read more

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How many ambien (zolpidem) does it take to over dose?

Just one. . .: You only need to take one too many pills to overdose. Heck, it's dangerous if you take even just one pill that's not prescribed for you. So don't do it! If you think you need more or something different, then ask your prescribing doc. ...Read more

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How can I counteract the effects of ambien (zolpidem)?

How can I counteract the effects of ambien (zolpidem)?

Ambien (zolpidem): Assuming u only took the prescribed dose, staying physically active would lessen the effects, but then sleep would be a problem afterwards. ...Read more

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Can you cut Ambien (zolpidem) in half in still take it?

Possibly: If you're using the regular immediate release ambien, (zolpidem) cutting a pill in half and using it is possible. It's not recommended with Ambien (zolpidem) cr (controlled release), though. Controlled release or xr medications have a special coating that allows them to be released over time, in different parts of your GI system. Cutting the pill breaks this coating, and then you no longer have "controlled release.". ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to cut Ambien (zolpidem) in half?

Is it possible for you to cut Ambien (zolpidem) in half?

Yes: If it is five or 10 mg tablets. Do not attempt that with the 6.25 or 12.5 extended relief release form. ...Read more

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Is 15 mg of Ambien (zolpidem) too much for 200 lb. Female?

Is 15 mg of Ambien (zolpidem) too much for 200 lb. Female?

FDA thinks so: Amien/zolpidem is not approved by the fda for more than 10 mg in any person regardless of weight. With that being said, it is studied in europe to 20mg+. Side effects go up with increased dose. ...Read more

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Is it true that it's bad for kids to take ambien (zolpidem)?

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Ambien (zolpidem): Not used for youngsters below 18 years of age. ...Read more

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Could Ambien (zolpidem) be causing my infrequent black outs?

Yes: Ambien (zolpidem) is a great sleeper to have on hand but can do as you mention in some individuals. However "black outs" have different meaning to different people. To me these sound like some form of seizures and need immediate investigation. What is needed and when can only be decided by your primary doc and he may want a neurologist involved in the workup. Do not delay visit to primary doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take xanx 24 hrs after taking 5mg of ambien (zolpidem)?

Can I take xanx 24 hrs after taking 5mg of ambien (zolpidem)?

Yes: The half life of Ambien is 4-6 hours, so you should be fine, but it also depends on the amount of xanax (alprazolam) you are taking. Consult with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Is it true that snorting Ambien (zolpidem) gets faster results?

Is it true that snorting Ambien (zolpidem) gets faster results?

"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 more

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How long will it take to become resistant to ambien (zolpidem)?

Unknown: My experience has been that people do not really become resistant to it so much as they become reliant on it. Few people need doses higher than 10mg and typically don't routinely need higher doses of the medication over time. Technically, it should be used in the short term, but practically there are many people on it for longer periods of time (years) - there is little known about long term fx. ...Read more

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Can you take a finergin and Ambien (zolpidem) at the same time?

Probably not.: They can both cause drowsiness and psychomotor impairment, so if you have nausea or allergies, then just take the phenergan, (promethazine) b/c it will probably make you sleepy anyway and then you won't need to take the ambien. Ginger is good for nausea also. ...Read more

Stilnox (Definition)

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


Ambien (Definition)

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