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Is Ambien (zolpidem) the same as unisom?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Is Ambien (zolpidem) the same as unisom?

Ambien (zolpidem): Nope. Unisom is over the counter sleep aid. Ambien (zolpidem) is sleep medicine by prescription. ...Read more

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Ambien (Definition)

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


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Could i take an Ambien (zolpidem) with a unisom?

Could i take an Ambien (zolpidem) with a unisom?

Insomnia: Doxylamine (ingredient in unisom) is an antihistamine. The combination could result in excessive sedation. I would guess you are asking because the Ambien (zolpidem) alone is not fully effective? Please let your physician know of your concerns and they can advise you on the appropriate course of action to improve your sleep. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between unisom & ambien (zolpidem)?

What is the main difference between unisom & ambien (zolpidem)?

Sleep aid : Unisom sleep tabs have are doxylamine, which is an antihistamine. Most people develop a tolerance to the sedation of antihistamines over time. Ambien or zolpidem binds to a portion of the gaba-benzodiazepine receptor in the brain. Most people do not become tolerant to the effect of ambien. ...Read more

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I take ambien (zolpidem) but I get my prescription refill at my doctors thursday. I have taken 7 benedryl to sleep, and It doesn't help. I take unisom now, 3 50mg lastnight didn't work, Is it safe to take 4?

I take ambien (zolpidem) but I get my prescription  refill at my doctors thursday. I have taken 7 benedryl to sleep, and It doesn't help. I take unisom now, 3 50mg 
lastnight didn't work, Is it safe to take 4?

Insomnia: Please do not overdose on sleeping medications. Try to avoid using electronics of all kinds, meals, and exercise one hour before bedtime. Make sure your room is dark and quiet with a comfortable temperature. Try a warm bath prior to sleep. Read a book prior to bedtime. You can try melatonin or DreamWater with tryptophan, if you like, but only as directed. There is a reason you aren't sleeping. ...Read more

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How safe is unisom?

How safe is unisom?

Pretty safe: The elderly should avoid it. Next time you see your doctor always mention the medication otc you take just in case there is something particular about your situation. Ongoing rather than occasional sleep is something worth a conversation with your doctor about as well. ...Read more

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What should I do if i took 2 sofgels of unisom, & 10 st. John's wort?

What should I do if i took 2 sofgels of unisom, & 10 st. John's wort?

Probably you're safe: Unisom i believe contains Diphenhydramine ( benadryl) or a related antihistamine. Two of these is safe usually. 10 st. John's wort could cause too much serotonin leading to serotonin syndrome but i believe this is unlikely at this dose. The bigger question is why you would take this? If you're thinking of harming yourself , talk to your family, call your psychiatrist, go to the er, don't drink! ...Read more

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Large doses of ambien (zolpidem)?

Large doses of ambien (zolpidem)?

Unsafe & addictive: Might be life threatening. If u or somebody u know have been taking it, call 911. Otherwise my advice: stay away from it. ...Read more

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What does Ambien (zolpidem) treat?

What does Ambien (zolpidem) treat?

Insomnia: Ambien (zolpidem) treats insomnia, but not curatively. It is a symptom management tool only, to be used on a temporary basis. If your insomnia is long-standing, it's best to have a full evaluation. While it may well help you sleep, Ambien (zolpidem) can also be habit-forming. ...Read more

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What is Ambien (zolpidem) used for?

What is Ambien (zolpidem) used for?

Insomnia: Ambien (zolpidem) has an indication for the short term treatment of insomnia. In clinical practice is not only used on a short-term basis. ...Read more

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