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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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Zolpidem (Definition)

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


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Can I mix zolpidem with zopiclone?

Can I mix zolpidem with zopiclone?

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

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I had zolpidem they have stopped working I'm now on zopiclone but they hardly work what els can I take.

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

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Which would be the strongest: Ambien / zolpidem 10mg or zopiclone 7.5mg?

Which would be the strongest: Ambien / zolpidem 10mg or zopiclone 7.5mg?

Comparable: They are generally comparable, , but like any other medication, there are individual variations in response ...Read more

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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?

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?

Choose one: I would not take both of these agents together. If neither one works by itself, then try doxylamine 25 mg at bed time. Get some magnesium glycinate 200-300 mg and take it at bedtime as well. ...Read more

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Do people ever get red flagged on sleeping pills for Ambien (zolpidem) or zopiclone?

Do people ever get red flagged on sleeping pills for Ambien (zolpidem) or zopiclone?

Yes: Many doctors would react with concern if it was discovered you were: 1) taking more than one tab/night, or 2)getting Ambien (zolpidem) from multiple providers. ...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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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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Any zolpidem side effects?

Any zolpidem side effects?

The Haze: Tiger woods made this famous... You better be in bed with your eyes closed when the effects start. People been known to do some weird stuff and stuff their pie holes and not remember a thing. ...Read more

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Ambien (zolpidem) and claritind?

Ambien (zolpidem) and claritind?

Sleepy not sneezy?: Ambien (zolpidem) will help you sleep; Claritin d will help with nasal allergy symptoms, but sometimes can cause restlessness and difficulty sleeping. ...Read more

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Large doses of ambien (zolpidem)?

Large doses of ambien (zolpidem)?

Unsafe & addictive: Might be life threatening. If u or somebody u know have been taking it, call 911. Otherwise, my advice: stay away from it. ...Read more

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What does Ambien (zolpidem) treat?

Insomnia: Ambien (zolpidem) treats insomnia, but not curatively. It is a symptom management tool only, to be used on a temporary basis. If your insomnia is long-standing, it's best to have a full evaluation. While it may well help you sleep, Ambien (zolpidem) can also be habit-forming. ...Read more

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What is Ambien (zolpidem) used for?

What is Ambien (zolpidem) used for?

Insomnia: Ambien (zolpidem) has an indication for the short term treatment of insomnia. In clinical practice is not only used on a short-term basis. ...Read more

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Is Ambien (zolpidem) habit-forming?

Is Ambien (zolpidem) habit-forming?

Yes: Yes it can be habit-forming. Other sleeping agents are not. Ask your dr if any options exist for you. ...Read more

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Okay to split Ambien (zolpidem) cr?

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Ambien-CR: Not advised to split any slow release medication. ...Read more

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Can I take zopiclone and smoke weed?

Can I take zopiclone and smoke weed?

THC not good: In general, it is not good to combine two medicines that have sedative properties. ...Read more

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Can I take Zolpidem 20mg with Valium?

Can I take Zolpidem 20mg with Valium?

Max dose: Maximum dose of Ambient is 10mg for immediate release tablets and 12.5mg for extended release tablets. Taking 20mg of ambien (zolpidem) with Valium may be harmful and is not recommended. Consult your physician who prescribed these medications. ...Read more

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Can you take 30mg of ambien (zolpidem)?

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Ambien (zolpidem): That would exceed the recommended dose of 10mg. ...Read more

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Ambien (zolpidem) trip and its affects?

Ambien (zolpidem) trip and its affects?

Results vary..: 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

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How hard is it coming off ambien (zolpidem)?

Not very, but ...: Do this gradually under your physician's direction. ...Read more

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Can ambien (zolpidem) make you feel jittery?

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

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What are the side effects of taking 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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Could I take zolpidem and melatonin together?

Could I take zolpidem and melatonin together?

Should be safe: If you have tolerated both when taken without the other. ...Read more

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Can you take zolpidem and bromazepam together?

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

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When Ambien (zolpidem) doesn't work any longer?

When Ambien (zolpidem) doesn't work any longer?

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

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What number of Ambien (zolpidem) should I take?

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

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What do you expect from zolpidem withdrawaling?

What do you expect from zolpidem withdrawaling?

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