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Dr. Katharine Cox
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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. Katharine Cox
126 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 problems, like physical dependency. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: zolpidem?

Please describe the medication: zolpidem?

Sleeping medication: Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Zolpidem (ambien) is a sedative-hypnotic medicine used for the short-term treatment of insomnia (trouble falling asleep). ...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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Are zolpidem and diazepam lethal together?

Are zolpidem and diazepam lethal together?

Depends upon dose: If taken ask prescribed there should be no problem. In overdose, I'll spare you the sickening details of suffering that can occur. If you are suicidal call 911 or go to the nearest er. ...Read more

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Which would be more likely to cause the amnesia side effect some sleep meds can cause, zolpidem or temazepam?

Which would be more likely to cause the amnesia side effect some sleep meds can cause, zolpidem or temazepam?

Could be both: Since both have anti-cholinergic effects, either could be the culprit but together, likely additive. If you are taking both, have an in-depth discussion with your doctor. ...Read more

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Side effects of zolpidem?

Side effects of zolpidem?

Many: Zolpidem or Ambien (zolpidem) is a short acting sleeping med which often doesn't make someone tired. So you need to go to bed right after taking. People have fallen going for a walk waiting for it to take effect. Sleep walking, eating at night and amnesia is more common than realized. If you don't go to bed, after an hour or so it won't work. I see tolerance and insomnia on stopping which can last days. ...Read more

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I abruptly stopped.taking zolpidem because I felt that is wasn't working and I took them longer than recommended. How long does withdrawal last?

I abruptly stopped.taking zolpidem because I felt that is wasn't working and I took them longer than recommended.  How long does withdrawal last?

Insomnia: The only withdrawal you usually see from zolpidem is insomnia. If the insomnia was long term before you started the zolpidem, it may continue after you stop taking the medication. There should be no other side effects or withdrawal symptoms, but you may still find yourself needing something to help you sleep ...Read more

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Will my propranolol interact with my zolpidem?

Will my propranolol interact with my zolpidem?

No: No significant interactions between these two drugs is known to exist. Some people feel slighty tired or fatigued on propanolol, to the zolpidem may appear extra-effective if you take both at once. ...Read more

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What happens when you mix Valium and zolpidem together? Do you overdose?

Valium & Ambien (zolpidem): Valium is anxiety medication, Ambien (zolpidem) is sleep aid. Mixing both can cause more sedation, depending on the dose. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for zolpidem overdose?

What is the treatment for zolpidem overdose?

Flumazenil (clonazepam): Zolpidem overdose can be treated with the drug flumazenil, (clonazepam) a benzodiazepine antagonist. Flumazenil (clonazepam) inhibits the GABA receptor to which zolipidem attaches to, thus displacing zolpidem and reversing its effects. ...Read more

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Is 70 mg of zolpidem too much?

It is too much: The manufacturer recommends a maximum adult dose of 20 milligrams. Ask your doctor for more information and be careful. ...Read more

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How many adco zolpidem should one take anght for a good night sleeo?

How many adco zolpidem should one take anght for a good night sleeo?

Your Dr's order : You should take only the amount prescribed by your doctor. Doing otherwise may be present dangers to your health. So, discuss with your doctor if you are still having sleep problems ...Read more

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