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What sort of problem does Ambien (zolpidem) treat?

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

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Ambien (Definition)

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


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I was on ambien (zolpidem) for five years prior and it stopped working. So I should have no problems trying it again after 14 month hiatus?

Probably not.: I assume that you were taking generic Ambien; i.e., zolpidem. Thee are occasional generic products that are poorly made and do not provide the benefit. There are also various medical and psychiatric conditions that interfere with effectiveness of Ambien both then and now. Your MD can help answer these questions--better to do so now than have medication failure. ...Read more

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Does Ambien (zolpidem) cause problems with sleep patterns and dreaming?

Does Ambien (zolpidem) cause problems with sleep patterns and dreaming?

Yes: Though zolpidem (ambien) is primarily used for insomnia it can have other effects on sleep including sleepwalking. Discuss with your doctor if you have concerns. There are many alternatives. ...Read more

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I give my son Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep. The problem is that he hates to take them. Could I put it in his food to make it easier on him and get the same effect?

I give my son Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep. The problem is that he hates to take them. Could I put it in his food to make it easier on him and get the same effect?

He should see doctor: How old is your son ? Ambien (zolpidem) is not recommended for children. It is critical that he be seen by his own doctor to determine cause of sleep problems and determine best treatment . U also want to identify what he dislikes about taking it; Once understood, the doctor can work with you and your son to treat sleep issues in a way that is comfortable for him ...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 have insomnia and tried numerous medications. I am now taking 100mg of seroquel with 10 mg of Ambien (zolpidem) and it is working great. Any problems w/this.

The main question: Is why you have insomnia in the first place. What evaluations have you had for this? There are many causes -- and although the seroquel and Ambien (zolpidem) may knock you out, this does not get to the root cause of your problem. Also, Ambien (zolpidem) is habit-forming, and in time you'll need more medication for the same effect. You might consider seeing a sleep medicine physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can Ambien (zolpidem) cause a loss of appetite and breathing problems?

Can Ambien (zolpidem) cause a loss of appetite and breathing problems?

Anything is possible: Hypnotics can suppress the nervous system, however you need to share these symptoms with your prescribing doctor. With sleep problems, loss of appetite, depression, hypothyroidism, etc. Deep bs for what? If not contraindicated an antidepressant may return your natural sleep. ...Read more

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I just recently strating having problems with anxiety and depression this year. And I'm not sure what is the right way to handle it. I do take lexapro at night and ambien to sleep but I don't feel aby different and I have gained 30 Poulsbo so all around I

I just recently strating having problems with anxiety and depression this year. And I'm not sure what is the right way to handle it. I do take lexapro at night and ambien to sleep but I don't feel aby different and I have gained 30 Poulsbo so all around I

Depression, Anxiety: I understand your concern. Using Ambien (zolpidem) with Lexapro may increase dizziness and difficulty concentrating. You may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. Gain of 30 pounds is likely a symptom of Depression due to stress.. See Physician for diagnosis of weight gain. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, dose , and Therapy for stresses in your life. ...Read more

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Have had chronic sleeping problems for some time now, have tried several with no change. Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg worked for a month. Changed to restoril, no luck.

Have had chronic sleeping problems for some time now, have tried several with no change. Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg worked for a month. Changed to restoril, no luck.

Medications : Medication questions like these should be addressed in person. Also the reason for your difficulty sleeping should be discussed with your primary care doctor or neurologist. ...Read more

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I have always had problems sleeping. It has gotten a lot worse with the tamoxifen.I think it's anxiety about no sleep.With Ambien (zolpidem) i lay there for 4 hrs. No tv in room, don't smoke or drink.Suggestions?

I have always had problems sleeping. It has gotten a lot worse with the tamoxifen.I think it's anxiety about no sleep.With Ambien (zolpidem) i  lay there for 4 hrs. No tv in room, don't smoke or drink.Suggestions?

Other options: Tamoxifen can cause insomnia in about 9% of patients. It sounds like you know about sleep hygiene -- here is a reference for reminders: http://tinyurl.Com/lpcwhxt you might discuss low dose Elavil or sinequan with your physician, especially if Ambien (zolpidem) does not seem to help. By low dose, i mean 10mg - 25mg at bedtime. It may help without causing side effects at that dose. ...Read more

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