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Accidentally took Ambien CR this morning. Can't believe it. How do I handle a mistake like this safely? Can I try to stay awake for work?

Accidentally took Ambien CR this morning. Can't believe it. How do I handle a mistake like this safely? Can I try to stay awake for work?

The best thing to do: Is not to drive anywhere or to handle dangerous equipment until sedation has worn off. These things can happen - just need to keep yourself safe until you are more awake.

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Just took 1 mg lunesta (eszopiclone). I have no more lunesta (eszopiclone) but have 5mg of ambien. I am still awake can I take the 5mg of lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Just took 1 mg lunesta (eszopiclone). I have no more lunesta (eszopiclone) but have 5mg of ambien. I am still awake can I take the 5mg of lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Sleeping Pills: Lunesta (eszopiclone) 1 mg is a starting low dose. It sounds like its not strong enough for you. Ambian 5 mg is also a starting low dose. It goes up to 10 mg. This answer comes an hour after you asked the question, so hopefully you're sound asleep! If not, its okay to take the 5 mg Ambian. But recommend just taking one of those at an effective dose, not both for longer use. Add Ashwagandha 500 mg.

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I take Ambien (zolpidem) to sleep at night. I have been taking it for 3 months now. I took it at 9:30pm I'm still awake. It's 12:15am. Why can't I fall asleep?

I take Ambien (zolpidem) to sleep at night. I have been taking it for 3 months now. I took it at 9:30pm I'm still awake. It's 12:15am. Why can't I fall asleep?

Maybe not as effect.: You may be becoming sensitized meaning it will not work as good. You need to discuss with your doctor other options.

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What to do if I have already taken 6 Ambien and 12 or more Xanax (alprazolam) and I'm still awake so I'm going to go take more. What can I do to help with my insomnia?

What to do if I have already taken 6 Ambien and 12 or more Xanax (alprazolam) and I'm still awake so I'm going to go take more. What can I do to help with my insomnia?

Please don't: Overdose yourself. If you are having this type of problem, encourage you to see a sleep specialist. A polysomnogram may be recommended as well.

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What do you suggest if I have already taken 6 Ambien and 12 or more Xanax (alprazolam) and I'm still awake so I'm going to go take more. What can I do to help with my insomnia?

What do you suggest if I have already taken 6 Ambien and 12 or more Xanax (alprazolam) and I'm still awake so I'm going to go take more. What can I do to help with my insomnia?

Stop: Your sedatives the tolerance and rebound withdrawal/ insomnia hhave made them less than useless and a cause of the problem. However, your obvious tolerance necessitates a weaning process by an provider experienced in this.

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I had a large ischenic stroke 2years ago I can't dream or feel awake during day is Ambien (zolpidem) safe to take? On it I get to sleep but feel unrefreshed the ne

I had a large ischenic stroke 2years ago I can't dream or feel awake during day is Ambien (zolpidem) safe to take? On it I get to sleep but feel unrefreshed the ne

See your Neurologist: It sounds like you may need a sleep study & further evaluation. For instance if you have sleep apnea, you may be at risk for further cerebral vascular problems. Ambien (zolpidem) is probably safe but may be masking some other problem.

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What happens if you take Ambien & lunesta (eszopiclone) together?

No: These meds have similar use and taking them together could be too sedating. Do not take together!!!

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What happens if you take Ambien (zolpidem) and vicadon at the same time?

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.

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What happens if you take expired ambien (zolpidem)?

Less effective: It's possible the medication may be less effective.

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What happens if you take lunesta (eszopiclone) or Ambien with an energy drink like red bull?

What happens if you take lunesta (eszopiclone) or Ambien with an energy drink like red bull?

Why: If you mean at the same time they defeat the purpose of each other. Red Bull and other energy drinks have caffeine which is a stimulant. They also have many other chemicals and are definitely not healthy. Lunesta (eszopiclone) and ambien are both sleeping medicstions

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Can you take 30mg of ambien (zolpidem)?

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Can you take 30mg of ambien (zolpidem)?

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

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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 :)

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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!

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How many ambien (zolpidem) does it take to over dose?

Just one. . .: You only need to take one too many pills to overdose. Heck, it's dangerous if you take even just one pill that's not prescribed for you. So don't do it! If you think you need more or something different, then ask your prescribing doc.

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Can you cut Ambien (zolpidem) in half in still take it?

Possibly: If you're using the regular immediate release ambien, (zolpidem) cutting a pill in half and using it is possible. It's not recommended with Ambien (zolpidem) cr (controlled release), though. Controlled release or xr medications have a special coating that allows them to be released over time, in different parts of your GI system. Cutting the pill breaks this coating, and then you no longer have "controlled release.".

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Is it true that it's bad for kids to take ambien (zolpidem)?

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Ambien (zolpidem): Not used for youngsters below 18 years of age.

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Can I take xanx 24 hrs after taking 5mg of ambien (zolpidem)?

Can I take xanx 24 hrs after taking 5mg of ambien (zolpidem)?

Yes: The half life of Ambien is 4-6 hours, so you should be fine, but it also depends on the amount of xanax (alprazolam) you are taking. Consult with your doctor first.