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Do you build a tolerance with ambien (zolpidem)?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
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In brief: Yes

The studies would suggest not, but my experience with patients says yes.
Ambien (zolpidem) only treats difficulty falling asleep which can be due to many different problems. It doesn't treat the underlying cause, eg depression, anxiety, adhd, drug abuse etc. You need to treat the underlying cause otherwise Ambien (zolpidem) will either not work or make the problem worse.

In brief: Yes

The studies would suggest not, but my experience with patients says yes.
Ambien (zolpidem) only treats difficulty falling asleep which can be due to many different problems. It doesn't treat the underlying cause, eg depression, anxiety, adhd, drug abuse etc. You need to treat the underlying cause otherwise Ambien (zolpidem) will either not work or make the problem worse.
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Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology

In brief: Possible

With regular continued use, it is possible to build tolerance to Ambien (zolpidem).
Ambien (zolpidem) is sometimes best used as a short-term treatment for insomnia.

In brief: Possible

With regular continued use, it is possible to build tolerance to Ambien (zolpidem).
Ambien (zolpidem) is sometimes best used as a short-term treatment for insomnia.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Ambien (zolpidem)

With continued regular use, yes.

In brief: Ambien (zolpidem)

With continued regular use, yes.
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