Can I take Ambien (zolpidem) with depression medication desipramine and celexa?

Same doctor gave it? You better make sure the same doctor who gave you desipramine and Celexa knows you are planning to take Ambien (zolpidem) too. If more than one doctor gave you these medications, then you are going to get in trouble because all these medications work on the brain and interact. I highly recommend you pick one doctor and make sure he/she recommends you take all three before you proceed.
Yes. Restoration of sleep is very important in the overall treatment of depression. Ambien (zolpidem) can be a very helpful medication to help people fall asleep. Make sure you understand the side effects and precautions before starting it.
Yes. Ambien (zolpidem) works on totally different set of receptors. The medications do not interact. On the other hand, not on the depression itself, but also antidepressant medications can disturb sleep architecture. Many people need additional sleep medications and there are studies showings that adding a sleeping pill improve the treatment outcome.

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I'm just wondering, if you take Ambien (zolpidem) for a long time, can it cause depression or other side effects?

No depression, but.. I am not aware of any studies indicating a correlation between chronic zolpidem use and major depression. Some patients have become physically dependent on the medication; some develop tolerance (i.e. They need to increase their dose over time); some pts have memory impairment, usually while the med. Is in their system; and some have had episodes of sleepwalking or doing other purposeful behavior. Read more...

Taking Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep, & my doctor is weaning me off of ativan after 3 yrs with giving me celexa now. I worry about replacing one drug with another.

Switch improvement. Ambien (zolpidem) is a much better med for sleep than Ativan as it lasts longer and is considered less addicting. Celexa may help anxiety or mood symptoms that may contribute to sleep difficulties and may be a better medication over the long term for your symptoms. Read more...
Not easy. Ativan is hard to come off. Sometimes i will switch my patients over to Klonopin (clonazepam) first which is easier to wean. Something to consider if one has a lot of symptoms of anxiety or insomnia. Read more...