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Can I take ambien (zolpidem) and luesta togerher?

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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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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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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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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Can I take Ambien (zolpidem) and nyquil together?

Can I take Ambien (zolpidem) and nyquil together?

No: Both are sedating medicines, and it's best to take only one at a time. ...Read more

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Is it better to take Ambien (zolpidem) or melatonin?

Is it better to take Ambien (zolpidem) or melatonin?

Melatonin: Ambien (zolpidem) is prescription sleep aid. Melatonin is over the counter. Each works differently for different people. Best to get advice from your doc. Who knows your case better. ...Read more

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Can I take ambien (zolpidem) and meclizine together?

Yes: These will not cross react and the desired effect of each will be expressed even when you take them together. ...Read more

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Can you take Ambien (zolpidem) and fiorinal with cosine?

Can you take Ambien (zolpidem) and fiorinal with cosine?

Ambien (zolpidem): I believe you're referring to fiorinal with codeine. It is not a good idea to mix narcotics and sleeping medication, such as Codeine and ambien (zolpidem). This could result in the sedation and possible respiratory depression. Additionally both drugs are metabolized by the liver and could cause liver damage. Make sure that your prescribing doctor knows that you're taking both medications and discuss it thoroughly with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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How many hours after drinking can u take ambien (zolpidem)?

Caution: Not a good idea to mix these. Ambioen has its own side effects even without alcohol. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Ambien (zolpidem) and loralzepalm together?

Yes: Yes, these may be safely taken together as long as it is under the supervision of a physician and they are being taken as prescribed. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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What happens if you take Ambien (zolpidem) and vicadon at the same time?

Depends: Both are significant chemicals that would be indicated for insomnia and pain. However, please discuss with your physician your concern. It is important that your physician be aware of the medications and any herbal, otc you take.
In the appropriate situation, there is a low concern for difficulty.
And, we are going after the cause, not just the symptom. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Ambien (zolpidem) that has been stored in the dark for a little over a year?

Yes, in general: If stored under good conditions (appropriate temperature and humidity and light) the medicines are supposed to maintain their potency at least through their experation date (printed on the label). Over time all chemicals can deteriorate. That's most important to be careful with meds for serious conditions such as seizure disorders or high BP. Ambien (zolpidem) is just to make you sleepy, not so serious. ...Read more

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1st question can you take Lexapro after taking nexium40mg in the morning. 2nd question can you take Ambien (zolpidem) at night for bed time 5 mg?

No: Nexium (esomeprazole) taken with Lexapro can cause significant side effects by intensifying the effects of the Lexapro to bring about confusion, hallucination, heart issues etc. Ambien may also be an issue with Lexapro even though the fda has not reported anything, internet reviews from consumers have spoke of side effects. Please consult your physician before you mix these medicines. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it safe for children to take ambien (zolpidem)?

Is it safe for children to take ambien (zolpidem)?

Ambien (zolpidem): Not safe, not approved, although off-label use in under 18 years of age has been reported. ...Read more

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Can you take Ambien (zolpidem) and Advil together?

Can you take Ambien (zolpidem) and Advil together?

Yes: In my practice I have many patients taking Ambien (zolpidem) to sleep who also take some form of anti-inflammatory medicine for arthritis or other joint pain, and do well. Please discuss this in detail with your treating physician for specific answers to your situation. ...Read more

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Can I take Ambien (zolpidem) and flexeril together?

Can I take Ambien (zolpidem) and flexeril together?

No: These are both sedatives and can cause central nervous system slow-down. They should not be combined. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Ambien (zolpidem) and Suboxone together?

Individualized: These types of questions are best answered by the prescribing doctor as each scenario and each patient is unique. It is extremely rare to encounter adverse outcome with this combination when prescribed for their indicate purpose to the reliable patient. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Ambien (zolpidem) and Suboxone together?

Ambien and suboxone: Ambien works on a type of benzodiazepine receptor. It is not recommended to take any Benzo or Benzo type drug with an opioid. ...Read more

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Hi, I am taking Zyrtec, can I take Ambien (zolpidem) at night? Thank you!

Yes: Zyrtec (cetirizine) has a slight sedating effect for some people but the effect is likely minimal for most people. There is no interaction between the two drugs other than the potentially sedating effect from Zyrtec (cetirizine). ...Read more

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Can you take Ambien (zolpidem) a day after you tried lorazapam at 2 mgs and how different is this sleep add from lorazapam.?

Can you take Ambien (zolpidem) a day after you tried lorazapam at 2 mgs and how different is this sleep add from lorazapam.?

Sleep meds: Chronically taking Ativan is not a good idea. If you are already on ativan, adding Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep is duplicating a medication. Also if you are taking Ativan during the day you should not be driving. This is the equivalent of dui, with all of its risks and rewards. ...Read more

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I take Ambien (zolpidem) occasionally, maybe 2-3 times a month. Usually works great. The last 2 times I took it, I felt no effects. Didn't get sleepy at all?

I take Ambien (zolpidem) occasionally, maybe 2-3 times a month. Usually works great. The last 2 times I took it, I felt no effects. Didn't get sleepy at all?

In bed right away?: Why Ambien (zolpidem) taken only occasionally would work so well for you and then suddenly stop having any effect is a mystery to me. Have you been getting into bed as soon as you have taken it? In my experience that's very important. Are you sure the tablets are actually ambien? Have you started some other medication or using a substance that you were not when Ambien was working for you? ...Read more

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My partner is a 50 yr old male with good health that takes no medication. He has chronic sleep issues, is it safe for him to take Ambien (zolpidem) every night?

My partner is a 50 yr old male with good health that takes no medication. He has chronic sleep issues, is it safe for him to take Ambien (zolpidem) every night?

Ambien (zolpidem): Nope. Not at all. This highly addicting and dangerous medication does not provide good restorative sleep. It is something that knocks a person out but does not allow all the necessary stages of sleep. Think of the drug that killed michael jackson. The same principles apply. Ambien (zolpidem) will knock one out but cause brain disease over time given the lack of good sleep. ...Read more

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If I take Ambien (zolpidem) & wake up really early (6), is it a sign to get up or drug wearing off? Usually groggy & not ready to get up but hard to fall back.

Could be either: Actually, it could be either of the reasons you listed. First, Ambien (zolpidem) should work for ~6-7 hours. That said, If you've been taking Ambien (zolpidem) for awhile, talk to your doctor about the possibility of rotating medications. This usually helps to reduce tolerance. Also, remember to take Ambien (zolpidem) on an empty stomach - as food decreases absorption of the drug. Hope that helps! ...Read more

Ambien (Definition)

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


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