Is Ambien (zolpidem) a good medication for sleep?

Ambien (zolpidem) Works well to help people sleep but my concerns are more focused on why you are having trouble sleeping at your age.

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Is ambien (zolpidem) a good replacement for sleep if im trying to get off ativan? Insomnia is caused by the certain antipsychotics and changing medications

No. It is also a BRA. Ambien (zolpidem) is a Benzodiazepine Receptor Agonist .Acts at the SAME receptor, GABA, that Ativan & Klonopin (benzodiazepines ) do. ALL are addictive,with physiological dependence , rebound insomnia upon abrupt discontinuation as also serious " withdrawal symptoms" including but not limited to Seizures , insomnia and delirium . Let your doc taper you off Ambien (zolpidem) & use TRAZODONE for insomnia . Read more...

My partner is a 50 yr old male with good health that takes no medication. He has chronic sleep issues, is it safe for him to take Ambien (zolpidem) every night?

Ambien (zolpidem) Nope. Not at all. This highly addicting and dangerous medication does not provide good restorative sleep. It is something that knocks a person out but does not allow all the necessary stages of sleep. Think of the drug that killed michael jackson. The same principles apply. Ambien (zolpidem) will knock one out but cause brain disease over time given the lack of good sleep. Read more...

What are some good sleep medications besides Ambien (zolpidem)? After a cake for a while it stops working. I've tried several others and at the same affect. They work really good in the beginning but fade off. Any suggestions

Tolerance. Lunesta (eszopiclone) is a good alternative. Medications like Ambien are addictive and people develop tolerance to it. I started prescribing relaxation apps to patients of mine to help them sleep and it has worked great. 60% of them quit their sleeping medications completely. I would recommend white noise at night also to try and stop using them. Read more...

Is Silenor a new sleep medication and is it similar to ambien (zolpidem)?

For sleep, but.... Silenor is a sleep medication but it works very differently from ambien. Silenor's chemical name is doxepin, this has been used as an antidepressant for many years (at much higher doses 100-300mg/day vs 3-6mg for silenor). It works similar to OTC sleep aids like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and doxylamine by blocking histamine. Zolpidem works in a more complex way on hormones that regulate sleep. Read more...