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Currently on 60mg temazepam and it takes so long to work. Ambien (zolpidem) no longer works for me. Any suggestions on what could?

Currently on 60mg temazepam and it takes so long to work. Ambien (zolpidem) no longer works for me. Any suggestions on what could?

Go see ur family doc: Temazepam 60mg is way too much (30mg is max - see http://www.drugs.com/dosage/temazepam.html). Ambien (zolpidem) dose for women cut in half earlier this year b/c stays in system too long. Study published earlier this wk (http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g5205) linked benzodiazepine use to Alzheimer's disease. Do some research on sleep hygiene. Find other options for sleep. Meditation? Exercise? ...Read more

Temazepam (Definition)

Temazepam (restoril) -- a benzodiazepine -- is a sedative/hypnotic used for the short-term (7-10 days) treatment of insomnia. It helps you fall asleep faster, decreases the # of times you awaken during the night, & gives you longer periods of uninterrupted sleep. It produces a calming effect. Take 30 min before bedtime. To avoid temporary memory loss, be sure to get 7-8 hrs ...Read more


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Is it safe to take .5 of Zanix with either Ambien (zolpidem) or RESTORIL?

Is it safe to take  .5 of Zanix with either Ambien (zolpidem) or RESTORIL?

No: Mixing Xanax (alprazolam) with sedatives like ambien or restoril is not safe due to additive effects of drowsiness and sedation both meds can cause. This is even magnified for people your age. Please do not drive or operate any machinery on these medications. Please consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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I use Restoril or Ambien (zolpidem) occasionally, but I still wake up a bit on them. Neither gives me the good night's sleep I seek. I'm always tired. What next?

I use Restoril or Ambien (zolpidem) occasionally, but I still wake up a bit on them. Neither gives me the good night's sleep I seek. I'm always tired. What next?

Sleep hygiene : Pharmaceuticals are not the panacea we hope them to be. Assuming good general health, there are important natural remedies and lifestyle changes to improve your sleep hygiene that will help you to get healthy sleep. Please see your primary care doctor or feel free to make a virtual appointment with me for more guidance. ...Read more

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I've been taking 20mg Ambien (zolpidem) for years; my insurance now won't pay for 2 10mg tablets. What are equivalent dosages of Triazolam, Sonota, and Restoril?

I've been taking 20mg Ambien (zolpidem) for years; my insurance now won't pay for 2 10mg tablets. What are equivalent dosages of Triazolam, Sonota, and Restoril?

Each : Medication is different so I would talk to your doctor and try the new medicine to see which one works best for you. So it will be trial of each. Adjusting the dose as needed ...Read more

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Have had chronic sleeping problems for some time now, have tried several with no change. Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg worked for a month. Changed to restoril, no luck.

Have had chronic sleeping problems for some time now, have tried several with no change. Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg worked for a month. Changed to restoril, no luck.

Medications : Medication questions like these should be addressed in person. Also the reason for your difficulty sleeping should be discussed with your primary care doctor or neurologist. ...Read more

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Ambien, prosom, restoril, and lunesta (eszopiclone) don't work for me. What sleeping pills could I take that would work?

Ambien, prosom, restoril, and lunesta (eszopiclone) don't work for me. What sleeping pills could I take that would work?

Consider evaluation: The key to treating and saw me is finding the underlying cause. Some patients have insomnia because they are born with it but most patients have insomnia secondary to another medical issue. Commonly this includes anxiety/depression but medical issues such as pain and reflux can keep people awake at night. Biofeedback may be superior to pills. Consider an evaluation by a sleep specialist. ...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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I take Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg PO HS. In the past I have tried Ativan 2mg, Klonopin 2mg and Restoril 30mg.They All make me groggy! Would Halcion 0.25mg be better?

Sleeping Pill: Let me see if I understand your question correctly. You are taking a sleeping pill and you are concerned that they make you groggy.That is what they are designed to do! If you are groggy when you wake up then you are taking too high of a dose of the medication. All of the doses you have mentioned are the high range of the medication. Halcion is much longer acting. Ask your doc about 1/2 Ambien (zolpidem) ...Read more

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Restoril (Definition)

Restoril 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