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Dr. Austina Cho
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Zolpidem (Overview)

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Zolpidem (ambien) is a sedative-hypnotic medicine used for the short-term treatment of insomnia (trouble falling asleep).


Dr. Austina Cho
122 doctors shared insights

Zolpidem (Overview)

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Zolpidem (ambien) is a sedative-hypnotic medicine used for the short-term treatment of insomnia (trouble falling asleep).


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Can there be any research into the possibility of treating mental health disorders with zolpidem?

Can there be any research into the possibility of treating mental health disorders with zolpidem?

Maybe: But i doubt they'll find anything beyond its effectiveness as a sleep aid. Zolpidem (ambien) is designed to work through its action on a subset of benzodiazepine receptors. The hope was to find a medication that would provide the sleep benefit of a benzodiazepine without some of the problems, like physical dependency. ...Read more

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My doctor prescribed me zolpidem (ambien) but I wake up 5 hours later, why?

My doctor prescribed me zolpidem (ambien) but I wake up 5 hours later, why?

Short acting: Sleeping meds are only partially effective and people tend to get tolerant to them. It is more important to treat the underlying problem. Good sleep hygiene includes regular sleep/ wake hours, avoiding light several hours before bed, avoiding alcohol, caffeine and rigorous exercise before bed. Poor sleep is often a symptom of depression and anxiety which should be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Doctor prescribed zolpidem tartrate 10 mg is it ok to take more?

No: This is the maximum dose and should be taken only on as needed basis , it is habit forming and if u take it every day will stop working. ...Read more

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I am 19 years old .. . I use zolpidem hemitartarate but can not sleep for more than 2 hours at night can i take another 10 mg tab after 5 hours again?

I am 19 years old .. . I use zolpidem hemitartarate but can not sleep for more than 2 hours at night can i take another 10 mg tab after 5 hours again?

Sleeplessness: Try alternative routes to a good nights sleep. Exercise regularly - more vigorously and longer than anything you do now. Eat regular meals. Avoid caffiene, alcohol and any other stimulants. Keep a regular routine. Do not eat within 2 hours of sleep. Good luck! Sleeping pills are addictive and should be avoided whenever possible. ...Read more

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Zolpidem is said to be used for a rape drug, is this true and how does it work. Can a man that has taken zolpiden get an erection while asleep?

Zolpidem is said to be used for a rape drug, is this true and how does it work. Can a man that has taken zolpiden get an erection while asleep?

Zolpidem: Zolpidem and any other medication or substance which sedates people can probably be used for "date rape." however, this is not an appropriate use of a medicine prescribed for temporary insomnia. Rape is a serious crime. Men often have erections while asleep, at certain phases of sleep cycle. This still doesn't excuse rape. ...Read more

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Unlike most pregnancy where people sleep I don't, is it safe to take zolpidem 10mg while pregnant?

Unlike most pregnancy where people sleep I don't, is it safe to take zolpidem 10mg while pregnant?

Ambien (zolpidem) & pregnancy: 95% of women experience sleep difficulties during pregnancy so you are not alone. Ambien (zolpidem) has been linked to low birth weight and preterm delivery. Ambien (zolpidem) has a category C rating for pregnancy by the FDA. See your obstetrician or a sleep specialist for guidance with improving sleep habits to reduce insomnia and to discuss the pros and cons of taking Ambien (zolpidem). ...Read more

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Feeling tired all the time exausted no life since on 300mg lyrica, (pregabalin) 10mg zolpidem, 5mg valium, 10mg acutane. Daily pvcs. Dangerous should I be worried?

Feeling tired all the time exausted no life since on 300mg lyrica, (pregabalin) 10mg zolpidem, 5mg valium, 10mg acutane. Daily pvcs. Dangerous should I be worried?

Colloboration: I agree with dr. Ali. If is important that if you are in treatment with more than one physician that they consult with each other. Collaboration is essential for safe & effective treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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