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Time Release Ambien
"If used at same time(altivan,ambien), sleep depth and duration will increase, maybe dangerously." please explain. ?
CNS depression: Michael Jackson is a good illustration of what can happen. He stopped breathing due to central nervous system depression. If you have sleep apnea, it is particularly dangerous. Drowsiness can result in motor vehicle accidents and accidents with heavy equipment. That is also why the combination of alcohol and benzodiapenes can kill. They are both CNS depressants and may lead to apnea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's my first time taking ambien (zolpidem) I'm a male about 45 yo and 288 pounds I have 10 ng should I cut it in half first?
Insomnia, Obesity: Please Reflect: Stress causing sleep problem and increased weight Day time sleepiness Snoring or sleep apnea information from your bed partner See Physician for weight problem its complications, insomnia, Balanced Diet, Exercise Program, and referral to Sleep Center Before sleeping, do Music Relaxation, Meditation. See Psychiatrist for Therapy for stress, Visual Imagery and Medication. ...Read more
I am on ambien (zolpidem) 5mg & it has stopped working. My dr. Switched me to 12.5 ext.release & my ins copay is $140. What other options do I have?
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer