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What to do if i had 50 mg of trazodone two days ago and am still feeling the effects. How long does it take to wear off?

What to do if i had 50 mg of trazodone two days ago and am still feeling the effects. How long does it take to wear off?

That is my short ans: 50 mgm trazadone, 48 hours later you still have the effects. You probably went to see an md with some complaints, which included sleep disturbance.He gave you trazadone and you sort of sleeping since then. Time for total truth. What else are you taking ... ...Read more

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Is it possible for trazodone 50 mg and Ambien (zolpidem) 10 mg to be taken together?

Is it possible for trazodone 50 mg and Ambien (zolpidem) 10 mg to be taken together?

Provider supervision: This combination could be reasonable if you are being closely managed by a health professional prescribing them to you. Treatment decisions are always benefits vs. risks. Ambien (zolpidem) is recommended to be started at 5 mg but can be increased to 10 mg if needed and you are aware of the added risks (see the FDA's warning). I am not sure what other medications you may be taking. Alcohol is not recommended. ...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

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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Will ambien (zolpidem) work for me again after 14 month hiatus? Would like to switch back and forth from ambien (zolpidem) and to trazodone to keep both men's working.

Restarting Ambien (zolpidem): If Ambien (zolpidem) helped you in the past, it should be effective now. However, switching on/off Trazodone is not recommended. If Trazodone is helping you sleep, best take consistently to maintain therapeutic blood level. Med changes should not be made without talking to prescribing doctor first. Avoid alcohol while on these meds. All the best. ...Read more

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I have had ambien, trazodone, and now lunesta (eszopiclone). I took 2 mg of luniest but it's not working; can I take 5 mg of ambien?

I have had ambien, trazodone, and now lunesta (eszopiclone).  I took 2 mg of luniest but it's not working; can I take 5 mg of ambien?

No: Stop it, please. Adding more sleeping agents without consulting your prescribing dr is always wrong. Rather go back to the office and ask what other measures and meds can be tried, give your dr a fair chance to fix it please. ...Read more

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Can I take my trazodone 300mg with my newly prescribed ambien (zolpidem) for my severe insomnia?

Insomnia, Depression: I understand your distress of insomnia. It is likely that your Insomnia is due to Stress and Trazodone. Using Ambien (zolpidem) with Trazodone may increase dizziness, difficulty concentrating, some impairment in thinking and judgment Stresses of relationship, s can cause Insomnia and Depression. See Psychiatrist for Therapy for depression, and follow up of Trazodone. Do Yoga, Breathing Relaxation, Meditation ...Read more

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Best med to switch to from ambien that helps with sleep onset problems? Lunesta (eszopiclone) nor trazodone work.

Best med to switch to from ambien that helps with sleep onset problems? Lunesta (eszopiclone) nor trazodone work.

Belsomra: This is a new medication that shows some promising results. It works directly in the "sleep center" and makes falling asleep easier. It is available by prescription only and you should talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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I take trazodone1x50mg at night and low-dose Ambien (zolpidem) taken as needed. Trazodone doesn't seem to get me to sleep; may i add half an ambien (zolpidem)?

See below: Questions about changing medications or doses of current meds are best addressed to the doc who proscribed them. A more natural option might be the addition of melatonin before bedtime. Discuss with doc. Also important to ascertain cause(s) of insomniastress, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, eating too much too late, noisy environment, bright lights. Establish sleep regimen. ...Read more

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I've never taken ambien cr. I took ambien for five years long term. No longer works like it once did. Explained to sleep doc and he still wants me to try it? w the Trazodone 150 mg I stopped after being on it for a year and it stopped working.

I've never taken ambien cr. I took ambien for five years long term. No longer works like it once did. Explained to sleep doc and he still wants me to try it?  w the Trazodone 150 mg I stopped after being on it for a year and it stopped working.

May work better: Ambient CR is a slightly higher dose than the regular ambien (zolpidem) and it is a controlled release (CR) so that the medicine is enters your bloodstream over an extended period of time, so it may help keep you asleep longer. I hope it helps! ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ambien (zolpidem) and trazodone? Ambien (zolpidem) helps to fall asleep but the trazodone helps to stay asleep.

Is it safe to take ambien (zolpidem) and trazodone?  Ambien (zolpidem) helps to fall asleep but the trazodone helps to stay asleep.

Talk to doctor: Please consider other factors before taking more meds for sleeping: recent stress, your intake of alcohol, other meds prescribed or OTC, recent health changes, use of tobacco or any drug use. Discuss openly with your prescribing doctor to make the best decision. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take 2 mg of klonopin, 10 mg of ambien (zolpidem) and 50 mg of trazodone all within a half hour in order to sleep? I'm a 140 lb woman.

Is it dangerous to take 2 mg of klonopin, 10 mg of ambien (zolpidem) and 50 mg of trazodone all within a half hour in order to sleep? I'm a 140 lb woman.

Depends: Usually a doctor will not start with all three of those medications at that dosage. If the medication is being titrated up such dosages might be prescribed. SOmetimes Trazadone will be an even higher dosage. Hopefully you and your doctor will try to figure out why you are having trouble sleeping and psychotherapy might be considered. ...Read more

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No Matter what time I go to bed at night I wake up at 3 AM. What can I do to remedy this situation.? I have tried Ambien (zolpidem) CR, trazodone and remeron.

Don't wast the time!: Get up. Get some chores done. Do something productive with the time. No one has died from lack of sleep!! Very often anxiety wakes us up from sleep. Talk to your doctor about your anxiety threshold And tell him the medications that don't work for you! ...Read more

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150 mg Trazodone, 1 mg klonopin. And 10 mg ambien (zolpidem). Ambien (zolpidem) doesn't work for me by itself been on klonopin for years. Trazodone was great in the past. Any thoughts.? Sounds like a major hangover to me.

Sleep study: This is a potentially very dangerous combination of drugs affecting the brain. Have you had a sleep study done to find out the cause? Depression or anxiety is another cause for insomnia. I would certainly explore both avenues instead of continuing on this medication cocktail. Don't delay any further. ...Read more

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What is the best med for insomnia besides trazodone and ambien (zolpidem) to help with falling asleep?

What is the best med for insomnia besides trazodone and ambien (zolpidem) to help with falling asleep?

See answer: There is no one best answer as every patient is different and the causes for insomnia vary. 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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I was prescibed trazodone for insomnia but had allergy next he prescibed Ambien but makes me feel weird, is it bad to suggest Xanax (alprazolam) or other med?

I was prescibed trazodone for insomnia but had allergy next he prescibed Ambien but makes me feel weird, is it bad to suggest Xanax (alprazolam) or other med?

Cause for insomnia?: Referral (possibly to psychiatrist) for thorough evaluation of your insomnia might be the smartest request you could make. It's better than asking for more medicines when it's not clear "why" you're having this problem. If you're still taking vyvanse (as on your other info), this may be related. Ambien (zolpidem) can indeed result in feeling "weird" -- also doing odd things at night after taking it. ...Read more

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A week ago I stopped taking Zoloft (25) and Ambien (zolpidem) at night and replaced both drugs with trazodone, as per my doc's suggestion. I feel extreme dizzyne?

A week ago I stopped taking Zoloft (25) and Ambien (zolpidem) at night and replaced both drugs with trazodone, as per my doc's suggestion. I feel extreme dizzyne?

Trazodone s/e?: You may have dizziness from Trazodone (dose you take not known). If dizziness occurs when changing positions, eg, from lying down to standing up, more likely from Trazodone. Discuss with prescribing doctor and get blood pressure checked. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have sever insomnia and was prescribed trazodone, that was dc because of allergy. Next he put me on ambien, but it makes me feel realy weird. ** is it frowned upon to suggest Xanax (alprazolam) or another med?

I have sever insomnia and was prescribed trazodone, that was dc because of allergy. Next he put me on ambien, but it makes me feel realy weird. ** is it frowned upon to suggest Xanax (alprazolam) or another med?

Questions are OK: I believe that most physicians would welcome your suggestions and questions. Regarding whether or not xanax (alprazolam) is appropriate for you, however, is something you need to discuss with your doctor. http://bit.ly/109po5n. ...Read more

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Trazodone (Definition)

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Ambien (Definition)

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