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

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Zolpidem (brand names Ambien, Ambien CR, Intermezzo, Stilnox, Stilnoct, Sublinox, Hypnogen 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 two to three hour...

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White Round Pill with Element 56 on it--What Is It?
These are white round pills with the element symbol and the number 56 on one side of them. Does anyone know what medication this is? ## a white round pill i cant not read the rest off the numbers becauze it broke but its start with the numbers 56 any ideas.. like possible ambien, flexeril, xanax.. or even a pain medication maybe..
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question about meds
I was just prescribed levothyroxin and been taking ambien but I now can't sleep cause of muscle spasms and tention been up for two days can it be because I'm taking both pills I take one in the morning and one at night ## Hello, Shanta! How are you feeling? It might be due to your body adjusting to the Levothyroxine, it does sometimes cause that in some people that take it, but should improve once your body gets used to it. Have you consulted your doctor? You may need to try something else to help you get sleep in the meantime. Are these the only medications you take?
Updated 21 days ago.
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zotic generic ambien
is Zotic a reliable manufacturer of Ambien 19 mgs? ## Hello, Jimmy! How are you? I'm sorry, but that is a manufactured for a generic from India, since they are not approved by the U.S. FDA, I have no information on them. That is one of the hazards of ordering in such a manner. Does anyone know more about this Ambien?
Updated 21 days ago.
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ambien 5mg
I've had insomnia for 13 years. Very sleep depraved and extreme fatigue/depression. I sometimes take 5mg of generic ambien BUT I experience HORRID NIGHTMARES! Very realistic and life threatening situations of myself and/or one of my pets! It is a terrible feeling but I do get 6+hours of sleep. Wish there was something without the side effect of nightmares (always occurring in the early morning hours). ## Hello, Cameo! How are you? What else have you tried for your insomnia? After having similar problems with most such medications, including daytime hangover like effects, I actually finally found a solution by taking Benadryl with a Tylenol tablet at night, though there are generic/store brands available, plus combination products that contain both. You'd need to get your doctor...
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Need doctor who will prescribe pain medication_Boardman / Youngstown OH. HELP PLEASE...
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...
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I've been suffering with insomnia for many years, my doc. Prescribed many sleeping drugs but they don't work on me . I was visiting in the Usa and because of not sleeping I got very high blood pressure , the doctor gave me 2tablets of Ambien Iwas asleep within 10 min . My doctor prescribed sublinox 10 mg. Sublingual,after Taking the med I waited over 2 hours and no sleep ,after several hours I finally dozed off, but woke up aftre 2 hours frustreted because I didn't feel rested. My question is :Sublinox is supposed to be the equivalent of Ambien how come it does not work the same? Also is sublingual the only form or there are in pillform? The taste of this tablet is not pleasent. P.s Can you explain why the Canadian government allows Ambien in Canada? Lida ## Hello, Alida! Ho...
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ambien vision problems
Vision problems, tired eyes flashes, blur ## Hello, Girlcat! How are you doing? Yes, Ambien has been known to cause such problems as side effects in some people that take it. I suffered similar effects from it. Have you consulted your doctor? You might need to try a different medication.
Updated 2 months ago.
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Finding doc to write script for Ambien 10 mg without hassel in Baltimore md
having trouble falling asleep.....for years, AMBIEN 10mg is the only thing that allows me to get a good nights rest. and be able go to work and do a good job. which helps me to provide a nice life for my family and myself. The docs try to get me to do the sleep tests etc.I don't need that. I NEED AMBIEN. these docs out here force you to get meds over the internet which becomes a mess. it is hard to find legit web-based pharmacies anymore. If anyone can give me a name of a no hassel doc in the baltimore metro area I would be very grateful. THANK YOU ## You and me both. I have bad insomnia and only 5mg of ambien gives me my life back. I can sleep soundly on it for 6 hours and wake up very refreshed. I did not have it for two years then I said screw it went to the doc- but MY doc was g...
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ambien 10g
I have been taking this medication for 6 years. If it just supposed to used short terms why do the doctor keep giving it to you. ## Did you try any others? Is this the only one that worked for you? Doctors don't have to follow the dosing and usage recommendations, they can prescribe according to their ow experience. However, it would be best not to stop it abruptly after taking it for such a long period of time, it would be best to taper it. Are there any other questions or concerns?
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I TOOK ALL AT ONCE & STILL CANT SLEEP :( ## Endo and Teva are both pharmaceutical manufacturers, not the names of any medications, so this doesn't inform anyone of what you actually took. And regarding any of them, including the Ambien, if you're taking more than your doctor has prescribed, you are putting yourself in danger of overdose. Rather than taking more and more of any given medication, you need to consult your doctor for assistance, you likely need to try something else. How often do you suffer from insomnia?
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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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