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Ambien FAQ: 15 Frequently Asked Questions

Ambien FAQ

Ambien or Zolpidem is one of the most common sleeping pills in the world. Yes, despite the confusion and arguments about sleeping pills, Ambien is one of those with the minimum side effects and low addiction probabilities. Therefore, E-Medz Solution will discuss this medication and answer all the questions about Ambien in this Ambien FAQ.

Ambien FAQ

What is Ambien?

Ambien is one of the safest medications available for Sleep Disorder or Insomnia. The generic name of Ambien is Zolpidem and doctors usually prescribe it to adults. The active ingredient is Zolpidem Tartrate. It is a type of sedative-hypnotic that acts on the brain and produces a relaxing effect. This makes it an ideal sleeping pill.

What is the best time to take Ambien?

It is a sleeping pill and it acts fast, so you should take it only before you fall asleep or at your bedtime. Remember that you should have at least 7-8 hours to sleep. If you have less time to sleep (Like 3-4 hours) and you wake up, you might feel some lack of coordination or lightheadedness after you have woken up after an Ambien-induced sleep.

How does it feel after taking it?

It feels like what you should feel after you have taken any other sleeping pills. It is a calm and cool feeling in your brain. You also start to feel tired all over your body and would not want to move. Your eyes start to get heavy and you feel peaceful, and you can fall asleep. These feelings are probably the reason why people may get addicted after long-term use.

Is Zolpidem Addictive?

Yes, there are. All sleeping pills can have addiction problems. It is not physical, but rather psychological. It can become a mental dependency that unless you take your medication, you won’t be able to sleep. That is not exactly true. After 2 weeks of treatment, you should be able to sleep on time without any help for the medication.

The second thing that happens is the addiction to the ‘Feel Good’ effect of Ambien. It calms the nerves and makes you feel light. As a result, patients can start to seek that ‘Feel Good’ vibe. You can also achieve the same thing with proper exercise and diet. In Addition, you can drink a cup of chamomile tea before you go to bed.

How to overcome Ambien addiction?

If you do believe that you are addicted to Ambien, the first thing you should do is admit it. At least, you can tell your close friends or family members. It is never a bad idea to seek help.

As we mentioned earlier that the addiction is mostly mental. Either the patient starts to think that the medication is necessary to fall asleep or he/she seeks that ‘Feel Good’ experience over and over again. Mental addiction can be tackled at home by encouraging the patient to get involved in different social activities. It simply reminds the patient that there are other ‘Feel Good’ stuff out there. You may also see a psychologist if the mental dependency is serious.

If physical withdrawal symptoms occur, you must seek the help of a doctor or a rehab nearby. There are medical ways to flush out the drug from the system. Furthermore, joining a support group helps.

Why is Ambien the safest sleeping pill?

The reason is simple. Ambien doesn’t produce any external chemicals in the body. Rather, it works with the chemicals that naturally occur. It simply increases the flow of the chemicals that help the body relax.

Another reason why it is the safest is that it is generally prescribed for a short time. 1-2 weeks should be enough to get your body into the regular sleeping habit. You shouldn’t overdo it. If you do, it’s on you.

Do I need a prescription for Zolpidem?

Yes, you do. In general, a regular pharmacy won’t give you the drug if you do not have a prescription. However, you can always buy Ambien online without a prescription. Yet, be careful when you order Ambien online. You must find a reliable online pharmacy.

How can I get a prescription for Ambien?

If you have sleep issues such as insomnia, you should see a Sleep Specialist and explain the problem to him/her. That’s the easiest way to get a prescription for Ambien.

Can I get Ambien online without a Prescription?

You most certainly can although it is always a good idea to have a prescription. Now, you might be wondering how that can be legal. The way it works is that an online pharmacy will always ship the order from a different country that is outside of your local jurisdiction. That way the order is legal. No local pharmacy is legally allowed to sell prescription medication to a local patient without a prescription. That means that if there is a pharmacy that sells Ambien without prescriptions and offers US-to-US shipping, that is definitely a sign that they are illegal operators. Read our article below for a better understanding.

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Can breastfeeding mothers take it?

Not a good idea. Zolpidem passes through breast milk and can have an adverse effect on the baby. Please consult a doctor to be sure. You may schedule when to breastfeed and when to take Ambien.

Can pregnant women take it?

Also not a good idea. The baby in the womb would get a small dosage if a pregnant mother takes Ambien.

Can heart patients take it?

In some cases, yes. If a patient is suffering from overactivity of the heart such as hypertension and high blood pressure, it is safe to take Ambien. However, if the patient suffers from a weaker heart, Zolpidem is not advisable. All sleeping pills tend to slow down heart rates.

Can I take Ambien with Alcohol?

Not a good idea! Alcohol tends to slow down heart rates and Ambien does the same thing. The combination of the two can be dangerous. There is also some alcohol that has an “Upper” effect which won’t let you sleep well. Therefore, avoid alcohol while you are taking this medication.

Can I take it with other drugs?

It depends on the conditions. Your doctor can help you with that. Most of the time, it depends on the reason for the insomnia. For example, if the doctor finds that the reason for your sleeplessness is some sort of anxiety or depression, then Zolpidem can be prescribed together with an antidepressant such as Xanax or Valium.

Can I take Zolpidem with Marijuana?

Not a good idea as well! Both can slow your heart rate to a condition where you won’t be able to move.

Can I work under the influence of Ambien?

Don’t try it. The purpose of this medication is to make you fall asleep so avoid all sorts of work including driving or operating heavy machinery under the influence. Take it and go straight to bed.

Final Thoughts

These are a few questions that we answered about Ambien. If you have more, please leave us a comment below, so that we can answer them as soon as we can.

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