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Just prescribed ambien, (zolpidem) what can I expect when taking this?

Hopefully good dream. Seriously, hopefully some sleep. But, occasionally some people do have problems with it. Most common side effects are headache, dizziness, or drugged feeling. Other side effects include sleepwalking and withdrawal if taken for an extended period of time. Read more...

I just found a bottle of Ambien (zolpidem) I was prescribed in 2011 is it ok to take it?

Not dangerous. You may find it doesn't work in which case see your doctor about a new prescription. All the best. Read more...
My be less potent. Medications start to lose their potency after 2-3 yrs so you would be in the grey window with just over three years when the medicine was prescribed. But it is worth trying for a couple of nights before calling your doc for a refill, if needed. Read more...

I take 40mgs of ambien (zolpidem) nightly and was. Also prescribed 20 mgs of remron?

Check. 40 mg of Ambien (zolpidem) by itself is a very high dose; adding another sleep medication on top is quite a bit. Read more...
Ambien/Remeron. Both are sedating especially at high doses. Recommended Ambien (zolpidem) dose is 10mg. of regular Ambien (zolpidem) or 12.5mg. of Ambien (zolpidem)-CR. For Remeron, it can be dosed at 7.5mg. up to 45mg. Please consult your prescribing doctor. Read more...

I've been taking Ambien (zolpidem) for almost 2 years as prescribed. This past month I have noticed that I have been blacking out. I woke up went shopping.....

Syncope. Blacking out is something we refer to as syncope. Most of the time the cause is unknown. However an abnormal heart rhythm or an electrolyte or sugar abnormality should be considered. Other possibilitiy includes seizure. Although it is possible I doubt this is related to ambien (zolpidem). Read more...
Seek an eval. This isn't normal and a bit concerning that it happened after two years of the use of a medication. I would be a bit concerned about something else possibly contributing before just blaming your episodes on Ambien (zolpidem). I would seek an in-person evaluation and on the sooner side. Good luck. Read more...
This is serious. You need to be seen by a physician. Syncope can have all sorts of explanations, but clearly the most worrisome would be cardiogenic. Ambien (zolpidem) has been associated with people essentially sleepwalking. I'm not sure if that is what you are referring to rather than actual loss of consciousness, which is syncope. Either way this is not safe. Get in touch with your doc today and tell them what happened. Read more...
Very concerning. Zolpidem is for short-term (usually 2-6 weeks) treatment of insomnia.Zolpidem has not proven effective in maintaining sleep, but addresses sleep-initiation problems.The effect over placebo is of marginal clinical benefit.It can cause Anterograde amnesia.Some users have reported unexplained sleepwalking while using zolpidem & sleep driving, binge eating so see your MD immediately for yuor blackouts. Read more...

How long Ambien (zolpidem) is prescribed....severe insomnia?

Ambien (zolpidem) It is approved for short term use of 4-5 weeks but in reality is used long term for people who suffer from chronic anxiety. It is up to the prescriber how long for a particular patient due to their particular medical circumstances. Read more...