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Zopiclone And Zolpidem
I have tried diazepam, zolpidem, zopiclone and now temazepam and I am still not sleeping. Why do these drugs have no effect? Insomnia is debilitating
Stop the pills: Rather than taking another pill I think you need to step back and be evaluated for the diagnosis of insomnia. Your sleep pattern has to be analyzed your blood needs to be drawn. There is a lot of evaluation that must be done before the rare diagnosis of insomnia can be made. Start over ...Read more
NO: They both are of the same class of medicines and used for sleeping problems. Mixing them will not help at all and increase the chances serious side effects and lead to very serious complications, Please NEVER EVER try to mix them. ...Read more
I had zolpidem they have stopped working I'm now on zopiclone but they hardly work what els can I take.
Insomnia treatment: Medications for insonmnia, including zolpidem and zopiclone are indicated for short term treatment of insomnia. Over longer periods of time, these types of medications often stop working, prompting people to switch medications or increase the doses. These strategies usually do not work in the long run and also can (at times) promote addictive issues. Cognitive behavioral therapy treats insomnia. ...Read more
Comparable: They are generally comparable, , but like any other medication, there are individual variations in response ...Read more
I have chronic insomnia + problems with sleep fragmentation, am waiting for appt but having a bad week. Can I take 10mg zolpidem + 3.75mg zopiclone?
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
Not usually: Not usually but if you suddenly stop taking it after being on it for a while some patients may get a jittery feeling due to a withdrawal effect. Obviously it would be best if you didn't need Ambien (zolpidem) to sleep. The following websites may be helpful in dealing with insomnia:http://bit.ly/1H64Naf and http://bit.ly/1BBVVRw Also go to the CheckList discussing CBT: "Overcoming Anxiety and Stress" ...Read more
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
Probably: These medications are both in the same class and may potentiate one another. If your doctor has prescribed both then s/he has probably already considered this possible interaction. It would not hurt to call and ask. ...Read more
Temazepam ; Desyrel (trazodone): Temazepam and trazodone (desyrel) remain excellent options if you need long=term medicinal insomnia treatment. You can also try cbti, psychotherapy to teach you how to fall asleep without medication. There are also plenty of sleep apps noted on this site and can be helpful and look up one of dr. Heidi fowler's excellent sleep hygiene responses on this site. Best wishes. ...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
Should be fine: Withdrawal from zolpidem tartrate is usually not an issue when done slowly and with regard to the patient's medical condition as well as other drugs they may be taking. I would tend to agree with your physicians suggestions but if you have concerns you should raise them. ...Read more