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Should you give Ambien (zolpidem) to someone with ptsd and is a recovering alcoholic?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Other choices
Prazosin has become very popular for ptsd treatment as it helps with both insomnia and nightmares.
The combination of Buspar (buspirone) with melatonin can also be quite effective. Insomnia can be devilishly hard to treat with ptsd. Ambien would not be my first choice of medication for the situation described and would warrant monitoring for tolerance or side effects. Take care.

In brief: Other choices
Prazosin has become very popular for ptsd treatment as it helps with both insomnia and nightmares.
The combination of Buspar (buspirone) with melatonin can also be quite effective. Insomnia can be devilishly hard to treat with ptsd. Ambien would not be my first choice of medication for the situation described and would warrant monitoring for tolerance or side effects. Take care.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: I would be very
Cautious in that situation and exhaust all other options before trying ambien.
That said, sleep, good quality and length, is tremendously restoring. I have found that Lunesta (eszopiclone) can suppress nightmares in ptsd patients.

In brief: I would be very
Cautious in that situation and exhaust all other options before trying ambien.
That said, sleep, good quality and length, is tremendously restoring. I have found that Lunesta (eszopiclone) can suppress nightmares in ptsd patients.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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