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

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Ho
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Ambien (zolpidem) is safe in normally prescribed doses with your medications.

In brief: Yes

Ambien (zolpidem) is safe in normally prescribed doses with your medications.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Mark Shukhman
are you sure you want to take desipramine and celexa?
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
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Dr. Mark Shukhman
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Shukhman
Dr. Mark Shukhman
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Ambien (zolpidem)

For short-term treatment of insomnia, yes.

In brief: Ambien (zolpidem)

For short-term treatment of insomnia, yes.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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