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Zolpidem Er 12 5 Vs Ambien
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?
Therapeutic trial: Were you under the care of a health care provider when you were taking Ambien several years ago? Was there a reason that was identified on the loss of efficacy? Have you had an evaluation to assess your sleep hygiene? These would be helpful to determine the potential in the future if this drug may be worth trying again. ...Read more
My father has end stage liver failure I was wondering if there anything that can be done for sleep for him other then ambien (zolpidem) er?
I understand your concern.
You are a Caring son!
Sleep problem can be due to Anxiety or Depression.
Reflect on total life journey of your father and his fulfillment in work, relationships and personal life
Reflect on his contribution to your life; show your appreciation to him.
Express your concerns including sleep problem of your father to Psychiatrist and discuss Therapy and Medication. ...Read more
I want to reduce the amount of Ambien (zolpidem) I take. I have 12.5 ambiencr and want to know if I cut 1 in half would that essentially make it a 6.25ir?
Do not cut: The CR pill is coated in a way that controls the time/speed the medication is released. Cutting it does not make it in to an IR formulation, it just makes the way the medicine will enter your system very unpredictable-not a good idea for a med with potential for serious side effects. Your doctor likely will appreciate your efforts to reduce your dose-call and ask for a new prescription. ...Read more
I've taken ambien (zolpidem) 12.5 CR for year. I'm cutting it down now to 6.25 CR. Some nights I get no sleep at all with this change. Can I take melatonin too?
Ambien (zolpidem): Not likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the best way to taper off ambien (zolpidem)? Have been taking for 5 years 10mg every night.
No "best" way.: A common way would be to take 5 mg for about a week and then stop. That would certainly avoid withdrawal effects. But you may find that you have trouble sleeping, in a way that zolpidem helped with. Then you may chose between resuming zolpidem or trying alternative insomnia treatments. ...Read more
1st question can you take Lexapro after taking nexium40mg in the morning. 2nd question can you take Ambien (zolpidem) at night for bed time 5 mg?
No: Nexium (esomeprazole) taken with Lexapro can cause significant side effects by intensifying the effects of the Lexapro to bring about confusion, hallucination, heart issues etc. Ambien may also be an issue with Lexapro even though the fda has not reported anything, internet reviews from consumers have spoke of side effects. Please consult your physician before you mix these medicines. Take care. ...Read more
Can I take a 10mg Zolpidem (Ambien) 12 hours AFTER taking 3 (40mg) OxyContins? I mean, I already did without realizing it. Will I be perfectly fine?
Have been having nocturnal emissions 5-6 times a week for the past 2-3 months. I started taking ambien (zolpidem) around that time. It was once a month before.
I take 10mg Ambien (zolpidem) and 3.5 sublingual ambien (zolpidem). If I can't find my normal ambien (zolpidem), would it be completely wrong to take the sub in proportion to reg amb?
Yes, wrong: Intermezzo (sublingual ambien) is formulated for people who fall asleep normally, but wake up in the middle of the night & can't get back to sleep. It should also be taken only if you have at least 4 hours of sleep time left before getting up. You should only take 1 tablet a night, & not take extra to make up for the 10 mg immediate release tablets that you "can't find.". ...Read more
Ambien-CR: Both women & men.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm prescribed 10mg Ambien (zolpidem) to take every night, and been on it for 5+ months. I've built up a tolerance, is there a higher dose I can take?
No: Ambien (zolpidem) 10 mg is the maximum dose. The problem with ALL the tranquilizer type sleep meds is you build a tolerance to them and they don't work after a while. This is why it's best not to take these every night. Taking them every 2-3 nights works better. Alternative meds that could help with sleep are Trazodone, Remeron, or Vistaril. These often are not addicting/do not cause tolerance. ...Read more
Ihave been on generic Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg for 5 yrs now, seems as if it is startin not 2 work as well, isn't there a stronger/or different form of ambien (zolpidem)?
Other medications: Using Ambien (zolpidem) non-stop for that long would be expected to not work after awhile, because tolerance has likely developed. Ask your doctor about other possible medications that might pertain to your own case. I'm not sure if your sleep disturbance has been fully evaluated, as to why you need a medication like that for such an extended period? A sleep medicine doc and/ or psychiatrist could help. ...Read more
If I take. 5 mg of lexapro in the morning and 10mg of ambien (zolpidem) at night to sleep is this safe?
Apparently,,,: Apparently, there are no known contra-indications to doing this. Having said this, each drug has side effects, so if you experience anything like drowsiness, irritability, or decreased libido, you might want to see your doctor for a dose adjustment, especially for Ambien, (zolpidem) as 10 mg might be considered too high a dose now. Best of luck. ...Read more
I took a vicodin 5 hours ago and I would like to take 10mg ambien (zolpidem) now. Is this ok? Thank you.
Shared-after 12 years on ambien-zolpidem 10mg I tapered for 5 days then used xanax&melatonin. Then nothing. Sleep much improved after one month.
Good for you: Many others would have taken even longer torrecover. ...Read more
Ambien (zolpidem) is a sleep medication designed to provide you with uninterrupted sleep for about 8 hrs. There can be unwanted and even dangerous side effects. Sleep walking. Sleep eating sleep driving.
If you are tryiing to trip on Ambien (zolpidem) and use it for purposes other than to treat insomnia the results are not predictable. An overdose of Ambien (zolpidem) with or without other drugs may be your last trip. ...Read more
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 :) ...Read more
Less effective: It's possible the medication may be less effective. ...Read more
Ambien (zolpidem): Not fda-approved for under age 18.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: That would be an off label use of the drug which could increase side effects. Not a good idea. ...Read more