I wrote an article earlier mentioning that the sleeping medication Ambien was found near the body of actor Heath Ledger. I speculated at the time that perhaps an overdose of Ambien had caused his death. Official investigation revealed that, although Ambien was absent in the actor's body, there was a mix of half a dozen other sleep medications, pain killers and anti-anxiety medications present. These medications are usually safe if taken in the recommended dosage. However, if dosage is increased, or if some pills are mixed with other pills, they can become lethal. The most dangerous are opioids (pain killers) that affect the central nervous system. Make sure you let your doctor know of all other medications, including over-the-counter and herbal remedies, when you are getting a new prescription. Never increase the amount you're taking without talking with your doctor. Never take medicines prescribed for other patients or give yours to someone else. Discuss...
Generic Name: ZOLPIDEM - ORAL Pronounced: (ZOHL-pee-dem) Ambien Oral Uses
Zolpidem is used to treat sleep problems (insomnia) in
adults. If you have trouble falling asleep, it helps you fall asleep faster, so
you can get a better night's rest. Zolpidem belongs to a class of drugs called
sedative-hypnotics. It acts on your brain to produce a calming
This medication is usually limited to short treatment
periods of 1 to 2 weeks or less.
How To Use Ambien Oral
Read the Medication Guide and, if available, the Patient
Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist before you start taking
zolpidem and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth on an empty stomach as
directed by your doctor, usually once a night. Since zolpidem works quickly,
take it right before you get into bed. Do not take it with or after a meal
because it will not work as quickly...
I am suffering from extreme chronic depression and panic disorder. Can Xanax and Klonopin help? Have other people experienced added depression with Klonopin? The reality is that everyone is different. Some people think certain meds have only limited uses (for example, "Xanax should only be for occasional symptoms") while others think differently ("some patients can experience complete remission of depression with only Xanax.") In reality, we have some guidelines, we have our clinical experience, and, most importantly, what you tell us. My tendency is to listen to the patient, not the diagnosis. Many benzos can have strange effects: for example, rather than sedate you, they may make you feel wired. So can it happen? Yes. But generally these drugs cause fairly predictable outcomes. As above, it's most important that you tell your doctor everything, including prior experience with all medications, whether pre...
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