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Zoloft And Ambien
Other than melatonin, what could i take to help me stay asleep but not have an effect on sleepwalking. I tend to sleepwalk on Zoloft and ambien (zolpidem).
Insomnia: The best way to initially combat insomnia is proper sleep hygiene. Be sure to exercise and eat healthy throughout the day, don`t drink caffeine 6 hrs before bedtime and only use your bed for sleep or sexual activity. Also, staying away from drugs and alcohol will help you get better rest. ...Read more
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?
I take Zoloft, lamictal, gabapentin and ambien, I just took an oral drug test for work - can they confirm that I'm on rx if I get any false positives?
You can!: Gather together (if you don't still have copies) proof of your Rx's from the Dr(s) and simply present them if necessary. Be as confident as you can and know that for many jobs it would be illegal for anyone to discriminate against you for being treated. You might need to show them evidence - but that's fine! You should be ok. ...Read more
Ambien (zolpidem) & Zoloft: This medication combination can be prescribed if there is an indication for both. ...Read more
Prescribed?: Did Rx for both from the same Dr - or do they know about the other? Did you get instructions? The combo can have risks of dizziness and it's best to avoid driving or many tasks. Alcohol can only add to the risks. Be careful to have a trusted person nearby just in case of side effects. Talk openly w/ Dr's about these things when they prescribe. Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes: You can take these together.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long does insomnia last with zoloft. I've been on it for 3 weeks and now taking Ambien (zolpidem) and still can't sleep. How long does insomnia last on zolof?
It varies: The highest risk period for antidepressant side effects is the first 10-14 days after starting, but side effects can last up to a month before resolving. However, your insomnia sounds quite severe and given it has already been 3 weeks, in my opinion, likely warrants a change in medication. ...Read more
Had unusual side effects from lorazapam Ambien (zolpidem) and zoloft, ended up in hospital there they gave added drugs normal they try drugs first, needed rest.
Your question?: Do you have a question? I don't see one here. If there's something you want to ask, you're welcome to do that. ...Read more
I take Zoloft for panic disorder can I take Ambien (zolpidem) at night for insomnia? Dr put me on a Valium for sleep & its not helping & i don't want to take it!
I take Ultram for fibro, Zoloft and Xanax (alprazolam) for panic anxiety disorder, and a Ambien at night for sleep is this a safe combo?
I'm on wellbutrin, (bupropion) valium, ambien, topomax. Flexeril, hydrocodone (when i need it) and now i'm on zoloft. That's only half my meds i take. Is this ok?
Depends: What medications you take depends on the problems you have, the illnesses you are diagnosed with and your specific reactions. If you have questions, contact your doctor or doctors and ask them about specific concerns. ...Read more
Getting dizzy when getting up from computer prescribed lorazapam, ambien, (zolpidem) Zoloft, after a few weeks found ear inf. can I just stop the other stuff?
Yes: Every medication that has failed to be effective can be stopped however consult your prescribing physician. ...Read more
I have been prescribed 5 mg and then increased to 10 mg ambien. It keeps me awake if not, only allowing me 1 to 3 hours sleep then awake. can this be from gastric bypass or need 15 ambien or a better med?Taking 200 zoloft and 60 latuda (lurasidone) q day.
Ambien (zolpidem): 10 mg is a maximal dose. You need to see your physician as this medication is obviously not right for you ...Read more
Zoloft (sertraline): Sertraline (Zoloft/ Lustral) is one of the Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants. It works primarily by increasing serotonin. it is is FDA approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, post traumatic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder and body dysmorphic disorder. ...Read more
Zoloft (sertraline): All drugs have effects and side effects. Typically Zoloft (sertraline) and the other SSRI's cause insomnia (do not take before bedtime), but paradoxically, they can also cause somnolence, sleepiness and a feeling of the blahs- like your emotional spectrum is narrowed. Get a good psychiatric evaluation. ...Read more
Possible side effect: from Zoloft (sertraline) include: diarrhea, gas, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite,change in weight, headache, dizziness, tremors, feeling tired or erectile dysfunction. More serious side effects include: seizures, bleeding problems, fever, irregular heart rhythm, hallucination and visual changes. A person who has bipolar disorder may flip from depression into mania or hypomania on Zoloft (sertraline). There is a black ...Read more
Dry Mouth Is Cause: Zoloft (sertraline) and most all antidepressants can cause dry mouth as a side effect. Without proper oral hygiene, one may experience a bad taste. Zoloft (sertraline) can inhibit the production of saliva, thus the dry mouth. The natural tendency to drink water can dry the mouth out further. Suck on a sugar-free hard candy or chew sugar-free gum to stimulate mucous production. Use a special otc mouthwash for dry mouth. ...Read more
Depends....: Sometimes two antidepressants may be used at the same time in some cases but the choice of which ones depends on the condition and symptoms being targeted and potential side effects and interactions. Discuss with your treating md to see if another combination of mess will be best for you. ...Read more
Side effect: Yawning is an uncommon side effect of Zoloft (sertraline) and other medications. Discuss with prescribing doctor if this is bothersome. I've not been able to find a good explanation as to why this side effect occurs. It may be related to drowsiness side effect. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Zoloft (sertraline) is an antidepressant, lortab is an opioid pain med. If you suffer from depression and you are in pain your dr may prescribe lortab. Zoloft (sertraline) however can cause side effects -- make you more depressed or even suicidal. Lortab can cause side effects and if taken long enough, addiction.
These meds should only be taken if prescribed for you by your physician. ...Read more