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Can you take Suboxone and Ambien (zolpidem) together just for one night?

Can you take Suboxone and Ambien (zolpidem) together just for one night?

Dual diagnosis: I recommend not taking ambien (zolpidem) and suboxone. Withdrawal and insomnia is part of the process of withdrawal. Taking another potentially addictive medication is not recommended. I would only advise it's use under the strict oversight of an addiction specialist during the time of use under a medication of Suboxone which enhances it's effects ...Read more

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


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I am a 39 year old female, can I take 2-5mg Ambien (zolpidem) as 1 only allows 2 hrs of sleep. I have not slept more than 4 hrs a night in 2 years.

I am a 39 year old female, can I take 2-5mg Ambien (zolpidem) as 1 only allows 2 hrs of sleep. I have not slept more than 4 hrs a night in 2 years.

Alternatives: You have a sleep disordedr and Ambien (zolpidem) may not be the correct medicine. You should also have a formal sleep study and consult your physician regarding alternative medication. ...Read more

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I'm not sure if 5mg Ambien (zolpidem) is working. Can I take two?

I'm not sure if 5mg Ambien (zolpidem) is working. Can I take two?

Ask your own doctor: Please ask the doctor who prescribed this medicine for you. S/he knows you and your case best. I hope your doctor also talked with you about sleep hygiene and you are employing those suggestions before relying on Ambien (zolpidem) alone. It does have side effects such as activation and sleepwalking in some patients. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after two drinks to take ambien (zolpidem)?

How long should I wait after two drinks to take ambien (zolpidem)?

As long as possible: You should wait at least 12 hours before taking ambien (zolpidem). If the drinks were very strong, you should wait a few more hours. It is not a good idea to mix alcohol with sleeping pills as they can slow or stop your breathing in high doses and cause oversedation or coma. It is better to find other ways to treat insomnia including cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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One Ambien (zolpidem) has no effect. Is it safe to take two?

One Ambien (zolpidem) has no effect. Is it safe to take two?

No: U should never exceed the recommended dose, in addition this medication. Should be taken only in as needed basis, otherwise u get used to it and will stop working. ...! ...Read more

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Can I mix 5mg Ambien (zolpidem) and 50mg trazodone? My Dr added the Ambien (zolpidem) but didn't say how exactly to take the two together

Mixing Ambien (zolpidem): With trazodone may increase your risk for injury through somnambulism (sleep walking) I suggest you get with the prescribing physician and discuss in detail the risk and benefits of using one, the other or both. ...Read more

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Can I take two oxycodone 15 hours later after ambien (zolpidem)?

If prescribed that: Way. Ambien (zolpidem) is out of your system by now. As long as you're taking the prescribed dose of Oxycontin and he feel free to go ahead and do so. Also, for future reference, Ambien (zolpidem) as a minimal effect in terms of respiratory suppression so as long as you take the standard recommended adult dose of Ambien (zolpidem) along with the oxycodone I would not worry about it unless you happen to have advanced pulmonary disease. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can I take a low dose Ambien (zolpidem) with and OTC sleep aid...Two Ambien (zolpidem) (or the stronger dose) leaves me groggy in the am...One I only sleep 4-5 hours?

Can I take a low dose Ambien (zolpidem) with and OTC sleep aid...Two Ambien (zolpidem) (or the stronger dose) leaves me groggy in the am...One I only sleep 4-5 hours?

MAYBE?: Perhaps but maybe just ask for a different sleep aid that is longer acting like Restoril (temazepam) for instance. Explain to your physician. ...Read more

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Prescribed flexeril for neck / nerve pain and also ambien (zolpidem) for sleep. I have never taken the two on the same day. Can I take ambien (zolpidem) to sleep after flex?

You can, but: Flexeril can cause drowsiness, and of course, Ambien (zolpidem) is intended to help you fall asleep. The two can easily have additive effects, so if you do take together, do not drive, or engage in any hazardous activities. Otherwise, you can take together, usually. ...Read more

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Can I take these two medications together? I take Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep on a regular basis and pulled a muscle in my back and happen to have some leftover flexeril. Can I take these two medications together?

Ambien (zolpidem): Ambien (zolpidem) and Flexeril are both drugs that are likely to sedate you. If you take both you should do it when you plan to be in a safe place. Your response to the drugs taken together may affect your level of awareness. Do not take them together if you plan to drive or use power tools. Do not combine them with alcohol. ...Read more

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Is taking two Ambien (zolpidem) cr's and melatonin safe?

You didn't: Tell us the dose of Ambien (zolpidem) cr or melatonin. Please clarify and re-ask question. ...Read more

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I'm out of my normal sleep med Ambien, can I take 2 unisom for tonight?

I'm out of my normal sleep med Ambien, can I take 2 unisom for tonight?

Sleep.: You can try to take Unisom for now, but only in a dose recommended on the box. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Ambien (zolpidem) withdrawal and symptoms two weeks afterwards?

First, insomnia.: Second, what was the cause of the insomnia. Several medial and psychiatric problems can cause insomnia. If Ambien (zolpidem) masked a medical problem, then it would return and perhaps be more severe. While Ambien (zolpidem) does not usually have a significant effect on daytime anxiety, there is a small possibility of rebound anxiety upon its cessation. If you are having other symptoms, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I took a 5mg Valium and was wondering if I can take a 5mg ambien (zolpidem) 2-3 hours later?

Prescribed or not?: If you are on prescribed benzodiazepines, your doctor and pharmacist should be the best ones to give you advice, since they know your medical history and all the medications you are on, and I do not. If they are NOT prescribed, you shouldn't be taking them. Valium is very rapidly acting and should be enough to help you sleep without the ambien (zolpidem). If not prescribed, this is abuse. Talk to counselor. ...Read more

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Can I take a Zolpidem (Ambien) 8 hours AFTER taking 2 (50mg) Tramadols? I did this yesterday.

Can I take a Zolpidem (Ambien) 8 hours AFTER taking 2 (50mg) Tramadols? I did this yesterday.

Beware: While the litmus test may be that you did it and it's ok, you should know that zolpidem is famous for bizarre nocturnal behaviors, which people don't remember. And the chances are increased when someone takes other medicines, including pain medicines. You may wish to find an alternative ...Read more

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I'm on 10 mg ambien, (zolpidem) it's not working, I wake up 2-3 time at night and can't get back to sleeep for a while. Can I take 2 before bed?

I'm on 10 mg ambien, (zolpidem) it's not working, I wake up 2-3 time at night and can't get back to sleeep for a while. Can I take 2 before bed?

Sleep: 10 mg is the max for Ambien, (zolpidem) don't take a second. Go back to whomever prescribed the Ambien, (zolpidem) they might have to change up your medicine. Have you ever tried Melatonin, which is over the counter? That sometimes will help people sleep. ...Read more

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I've been taking two Ambien (zolpidem) cr at night instead of one because I got used to dosage. Is this safe? Could it kill me? I know others do it.

I've been taking two Ambien (zolpidem) cr at night instead of one because I got used to dosage. Is this safe? Could it kill me? I know others do it.

Discuss with ur Dr: Regarding this matter. Taking any medications beyond the recommended dose will give d potential for a cardiovascular event or respiratory xompromise. God bless you. Http://www. Rxlist. Com/ambien-drug/overdosage-contraindications. Htm. Http://www. Rxlist. Com/ambien-drug/overdosage-contraindications. Htm. Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/art. Asp? Articlekey=47584. ...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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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

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I was prescribed 10mg of ambien, (zolpidem) is it ok if I take 20mg?

No: That would be an off label use of the drug which could increase side effects. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 1 ambiencr & 1 normal Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg? Thank you!

Ambien (zolpidem): Ambien (zolpidem) works no better when unusually high doses are used. You have developed a tolerance to this medication. Please do not keep taking more of it. It is time to learn how to sleep again. ...Read more

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What's the max dose of ambien (zolpidem) you can take? Example 15mg to much.

Ambien (zolpidem): No, but if not effective then need to ask doctor for different medication for sleep as Ambien (zolpidem) is short acting ...Read more

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I just found a bottle of Ambien (zolpidem) I was prescribed in 2011 is it ok to take it?

My be less potent: Medications start to lose their potency after 2-3 yrs so you would be in the grey window with just over three years when the medicine was prescribed. But it is worth trying for a couple of nights before calling your doc for a refill, if needed. ...Read more