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How long after drinking alcohol can you take ambein?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: One day, minimum

Alcohol and Ambien (zolpidem) are both central nervous system depressants; their additive effect can be dangerous, even fatal.
If you run across someone who exhibits symptoms of having combined the two - pinpoint pupils, slurred speech, strange behavior, inability to wake up - call 911 immediately.

In brief: One day, minimum

Alcohol and Ambien (zolpidem) are both central nervous system depressants; their additive effect can be dangerous, even fatal.
If you run across someone who exhibits symptoms of having combined the two - pinpoint pupils, slurred speech, strange behavior, inability to wake up - call 911 immediately.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: Maybe alcohol is the

Problem. Alcohol is a short-acting sedative, and regular use of alcohol is a major cause of insomnia.
If this is your situation, you need to look at moderating or stopping your drinking as part of the treatment of insomnia. Ambien (zolpidem) can cause sleep walking, and even driving while in a blackout, and alcohol can markedly increase the chance of these reactions. You shouldn't be using alcohol at all.

In brief: Maybe alcohol is the

Problem. Alcohol is a short-acting sedative, and regular use of alcohol is a major cause of insomnia.
If this is your situation, you need to look at moderating or stopping your drinking as part of the treatment of insomnia. Ambien (zolpidem) can cause sleep walking, and even driving while in a blackout, and alcohol can markedly increase the chance of these reactions. You shouldn't be using alcohol at all.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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