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Is Ambien (zolpidem) the same as unisom?

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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

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'm out of my normal sleep med Ambien, can I take 2 unisom for tonight?

I'm out of my normal sleep med Ambien, can I take 2 unisom for tonight?

Sleep.: You can try to take Unisom for now, but only in a dose recommended on the box. ...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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Ambien (zolpidem) and claritind?

Ambien (zolpidem) and claritind?

Sleepy not sneezy?: Ambien (zolpidem) will help you sleep; Claritin d will help with nasal allergy symptoms, but sometimes can cause restlessness and difficulty sleeping. ...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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Is Ambien (zolpidem) habit forming?

Is Ambien (zolpidem) habit forming?

Yes: Yes it can be habit forming. Other sleeping agents are not. Ask your dr if any options exist for you. ...Read more

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Okay to split Ambien (zolpidem) cr?

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Ambien-CR: Not advised to split any slow release medication. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take two unisom pills?

Probably: If you have taken a single unisom pill before and are now not getting effective results than using two of them should be acceptable for you ...Read more

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Can you take 30mg of ambien (zolpidem)?

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Ambien (zolpidem): That would exceed the recommended dose of 10mg. ...Read more

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Ambien (zolpidem) trip and its affects?

Ambien (zolpidem) trip and its affects?

Results vary..: Ambien (zolpidem) is a sleep medication designed to provide you with uninterrupted sleep for about 8 hrs. There can be unwanted and even dangerous side effects. Sleep walking. Sleep eating sleep driving.
If you are tryiing to trip on Ambien (zolpidem) and use it for purposes other than to treat insomnia the results are not predictable. An overdose of Ambien (zolpidem) with or without other drugs may be your last trip. ...Read more

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Can you take unisom with chocolate drink?

Absolutely: The miniscule amount of caffeine and theobromine in a chocolate drink is not going to counteract the effect of unisom. However, after taking unisom, you may find yourself craving sweets and chocolate even more. ...Read more

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How hard is it coming off ambien (zolpidem)?

Not very, but. ..: Do this gradually under your physician's direction. ...Read more

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Can ambien (zolpidem) make you feel jittery?

Can ambien (zolpidem) make you feel jittery?

Not usually: Not usually but if you suddenly stop taking it after being on it for a while some patients may get a jittery feeling due to a withdrawal effect. Obviously it would be best if you didn't need Ambien (zolpidem) to sleep. 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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Can I take two unisom and a melatonin together?

Can I take two unisom and a melatonin together?

Generally yes: The better question is why? Unisom contains mainly a sedating antihistamine in otc doses. This medication while it makes you sleepy with one, can often make people groggy or excessively tired with more than one. Melatonin may be helpful to add but not if experiencing tolerance to unisom. ...Read more

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When Ambien (zolpidem) doesn't work any longer?

When Ambien (zolpidem) doesn't work any longer?

Temazepam ; Desyrel (trazodone): Temazepam and trazodone (desyrel) remain excellent options if you need long=term medicinal insomnia treatment. You can also try cbti, psychotherapy to teach you how to fall asleep without medication. There are also plenty of sleep apps noted on this site and can be helpful and look up one of dr. Heidi fowler's excellent sleep hygiene responses on this site. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What number of Ambien (zolpidem) should I take?

Ambien (zolpidem) -- how many?: Ambien (zolpidem) (or zolpodem) comes in 5mg and 10mg tablet strengths. Ambien (zolpidem) cr (controlled release) is available in 6.25mg and 12.5 mg tablet strengths. Most commonly, Pts are rx'ed one tab of whichever strength their doc thinks best, right before bedtime. However, it's most important that you follow the instructions your doc gave about how, exactly, to take your ambien (zolpidem). If unsure, give a call :) ...Read more

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Do you build a tolerance with ambien (zolpidem)?

Yes: The studies would suggest not, but my experience with patients says yes. Ambien (zolpidem) only treats difficulty falling asleep which can be due to many different problems. It doesn't treat the underlying cause, eg depression, anxiety, adhd, drug abuse etc. You need to treat the underlying cause otherwise Ambien (zolpidem) will either not work or make the problem worse. ...Read more

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Can ambien (zolpidem) be prescribed on healthtap?

Ambien (zolpidem): Ambien (zolpidem) is not available via Healthtap since it is a controlled substance. ...Read more

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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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Please describe the medication: ambien (zolpidem)?

Please describe the medication: ambien (zolpidem)?

Ambien (zolpidem): Ambien (zolpidem) is prescription sleep aid. Helps initiate sleep. ...Read more

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Does Ambien (zolpidem) cr work on the first night?

Yes: Sounds like you have some concern; a frank discussion with your physician is the first step. ...Read more

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What sort of problem does Ambien (zolpidem) treat?

Difficulty Sleeping: Ambien (zolpidem) is a prescription medicine that is used after sleep hygiene has failed-- same bedtime, no caffeine after 1pm, exercise but not too close to bedtime, avoiding alcohol. It is also important to make sure there are no other issues such as anxiety or depression, or medical conditions such as thyroid disorders. ...Read more