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Active Ingredient(s): Zolpidem
FDA Approved: December 16, 1992
Category: Sleep Aid

Ambien Overview

Zolpidem (brand names Ambien, Ambien CR, Intermezzo, Stilnox, Stilnoct, Sublinox, Hypnogen, Zonadin, Sanval and Zolsana) is a prescription medication used for the treatment of insomnia and some brain disorders.[2] It is a short-acting nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic of the imidazopyridine class[3] that potentiates GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter, by binding to GABAA receptors at the same location as benzodiazepines.[4] It works quickly, usually within 15 minutes, and has a short half-life of ...

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Ambien vs. Ambien CR
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Is Ambien CR (for long term usage) the same as the generic Ambien for short term use? What is the difference, what's in it? I take the teva 74 but have been on it for some years. I tried the CR at one point but I felt was a lesser dosage and it did not work for me at all. ## Hello, Allie! How are you? I'll be happy to clear this up for you. They both contain the same active ingredient, Zolpidem, but in the CR, it is time released, so it is supposed to help someone fall asleep and stay asleep. The possible side effects, as listed by the FDA, are the same, as well and may include nausea, dizziness, sleep actions, memory loss and anxiety. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 5 days ago.
ambien script
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Duane Reade filled ambien and xanax with my insuranse then called two days later to tell me to pick up my ambien script. They filled same rx# twice and went through insurance. How could this happen? I picked it up since why not? Will they discover and could it be a problem? ## Dear Blondie, Sorry to hear about your situation. All pharmacies should maintain a record of the prescriptions they fill, so if you only received twice the amount of 1 Rx and not the other, I would encourage you to go back and inform them of the mistake they made. Also have them contact the insurance company to make sure they're on the same page with what happened. And please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that things like this could potentially catch up to you in the form of withdrawals if you...
Updated 5 days ago.
crushing sleeping pills
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My husband will not take his sleeping pill. He stays up all night. Should I crush it up and put it in his food ## Hello, Bump! How are you? If he is of normal sound mind then no, you can't do that. It would actually be considered illegal. I know you're worried about him, but if he just doesn't want to take it and prefers to deal with his insomnia, then that is his right. If he isn't of sound mind and you are supposed to make sure that the takes it, then whether or not you can crush it and give it to him that way depends on which one he is supposed to be taking, since some of them are time released. Which one has he been prescribed and what is the dosage? ## It starts with a A. Ambiance I think That's how u spell it ## Did you mean Ambien? It is used for the short-ter...
Updated 1 month ago.
Can I take ambien and samitrogen together
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Can I take ambien and samitrogen at the same time, will it hurt me? ## Hello, Linda! How are you? There are no medications listed under the name Samitrogen. Did you possibly mean Lamotrigine? It is an anticonvulsant that is also used to treat some mood disorders. If so, there are no interactions listed between it and Ambien, though it's always best to double check this information to be sure. However, you may experience more side effects than usual, such as more dizziness, drowsiness and nausea.
Updated 1 month ago.
Pilva 434 vs. Ambien 10 mg
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Can I take a pilva 434 in place of my ambien 10 for one night only? ## Hello, Lettie! How are you? No, it is a much different medication. The tablet with the PLIVA 434 marking contains 100mgs of Trazodone, which is an antidepressant that is also sometimes used to treat insomnia. However, it's not going to work like your Ambien and should not be taken without your doctor's approval, It may also cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth and weight gain. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 2 months ago.
Need doctor who will prescribe pain medication_Boardman / Youngstown OH. HELP PLEASE...
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I suffer from severe fibromyalgia for years now. It is documented and has been acknowledged by other Drs. I have recently relocated to Youngstown Ohio. I recently visited a doctor to become a patient for my pain and other unrelated issues- high blood pressure, etc. The doctor pretty much asked me to leave the office and refused to even consider treating my other nonpain issues AND told me that no other Dr. would bother to see me either. My only recourse for ANY medical treatment would be to visit a hospital-apparently here I am untouchable. I cannot begin to believe that this is the norm here. Any help, suggestions, clinics, etc is greatly appreciated. I am suffering daily and need someone to help. ## What was his reasoning for dismissing you as a patient and saying no other doctor woul...
Updated 2 months ago.
white round ambien with a v on the side
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white pill round with a v on one side and 3012 on the other side is that ambien or zolpiem ## I'm sorry, but I've been unable to find a listing for anything that matches this description. Can you please double check the imprint and post back? Thank you!
Updated 2 months ago.
white round ambien with a V on the side and 3072 on the other side
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white pill round with a V on one side and 3072 on the other side is that ambien or zolpiem ## Hello, Papaman! How are you? I'm sorry, but I'm unable to find anything listing of a tablet with this marking. Can you please double check the imprint and post back? Thank you! And, just for your information, Ambien and Zolpidem are the same, Ambien is just the name brand for it. It is most commonly used for the short-term treatment of insomnia. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, funny taste in mouth and next day hangover like effects.
Updated 2 months ago.
Ambien, water, tongue
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After putting ambien under your tongue and it dissolves. What do I need to do now? ## Ambien is not meant to be taken that way. It should be swallowed whole, with a full, 8 ounce, glass of water, immediately before going to bed. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, funny taste in mouth and next day hangover like effects. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 3 months ago.
would 400mg of clonazapem and70mg ambien with alcohol be fatal
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Is this a fatal combination?If i started drinking heavily and the injested this amount, would it be deadly? ## Hi Savanagh, yes, this combination of drugs and alcohol can be deadly. Are you depressed and having problems? Nothing and no one is worth taking your life. Please, talk with your doctor about what's going on in your life and how you feel. A medical professional can help you with your problems. ## Ingesting that much clonazepam and Ambien is just suicide. Drinking alcohol with a benzodiazepine will result in death. You will most likely go into respiratory arrest then cardiac arrest.
Updated 3 months ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Spray, Metered: 10mg, 5mg, 5mg/spray
  • Tablet: 1.75mg, 10mg, 3.5mg, 5mg
  • Tablet, Controlled Release: 6.25mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 12.5mg, 6.25mg
  • Tablet, Orally Disintegrating: 10mg, 5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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