Is 49 mg. of ambien cr safe to take per day?
Asked by Cherise Nordstrom 6 months ago.
Ambien CR only comes in 12.5 mg. tablets. ???? Ambien comes in 5mg. and 10 mg. and now has a generic too, it is called zolpidem tartrate generic for 10 mg. ambien. That would mean the person is taking 4 tablets of 12.5 CR the strongest they make? But that comes out to 50 mg.? So how do you take 49? break a chip off of it? lol. anyway your question "safe" NO WAY! The person would be comatose if they were not rushed to the ER and have the stomach pumped. I have never heard of a person, doctor, or pharmacist ever say triple the normal dose? wow, that is a lot. I have taken two of the 10 mg.'s before trying real hard to fall asleep, but I had a tolerance after taking them for over 5 years. I rarely take them now, but I'd be scared to death to take 4 of them. Please call the pharmacy if it says that on the label it is a big mistake! It is for sleep so they shouldn't be taken during the day it would be at night, the script would say QHS it means at bedtime. The CR is timed released, but the generic ambien 10 mg. is very affordable compared to ambien CR. Good luck and God Bless! Please find out about that dosing. Answered by Hassan Weiker 6 months ago.
Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Zolpidem belongs to a class of medications called sedative-hypnotics. It works by slowing activity in the brain to allow sleep. Dosing:- The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so. The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine. * For oral dosage form (tablets): # For the treatment of insomnia (trouble in sleeping): + Adults—10 milligrams (mg) at bedtime. + Older adults—5 mg at bedtime. + Children up to 18 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by the doctor. * For oral dosage form (extended-release [long-acting] tablets): # For the treatment of insomnia (trouble in sleeping): + Adults—12.5 milligrams (mg) at bedtime. + Older adults—6.25 mg at bedtime. + Children up to 18 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by the doctor. In case of overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911. Symptoms of overdose may include: * drowsiness * coma (loss of consciousness for a period of time) * slowed breathing or heartbeat Please see the web pages for more details on Zolpidem (generic name) Ambien (brand name). Answered by Roy Borodec 6 months ago.
i only take 10mg when necessary, so i have to say no. unless you have been prescribed this med. for a while and have built up a immunity to it, then you need to try to find out why you cant sleep, NOT drug yourself. try hot baths, or a mini massage, i have found in airports they are cheap! , also, green tea with no sugar before bed helps tremendously. also there is a natural pill called meletonin, which helps sleep. i would think that the meletonin and the green tea, you would be right out Answered by Noel Bethel 6 months ago.
Question about ambien cr?
Alright. I recently got prescribed ambien cr 12.5mg. I suffer from terrible insomnia. I know I should not be scared to take this pill to sleep but I am. I tend to get nervous about taking medication allot. I just need to know if taking this med could harm me. I live by myself so I am very paranoid about what it...
Asked by Jona Barlip 6 months ago.
Alright. I recently got prescribed ambien cr 12.5mg. I suffer from terrible insomnia. I know I should not be scared to take this pill to sleep but I am. I tend to get nervous about taking medication allot. I just need to know if taking this med could harm me. I live by myself so I am very paranoid about what it could do. Please help lol. Answered by Cleopatra Friberg 6 months ago.
First, please realize that It's okay to question what you're ingesting. I've been in your shoes before and I know the fear you face with the unknown behind this, especially with sleeping pills. The first step is to learn about the "unknown" factor that is bothering you. In your situation it seems to be surrounding the safety of taking ambien. Rightfully so as they list many side effects during their commercials. It might make you "shut off" as one of my colleagues describes it, but it's "definitely not sleep". Do some online research regarding the side effects. You could even call your doctor's office and ask them to list the side effects for you. Underlying your ambien safety concerns seems to be fear and as you state it, a "paranoid" feeling. The stress caused by these emotions is likely what keeps you awake and causes your insomnia. No dosages of ambien will correct even the smallest amount of stress, and stress is the #1 cause of sleep issues. Luckily, stress and everything that comes with it is on the same light switch as relaxation. You can only trigger one of them to be ON at a time. If you're actively trying to relax, stress cannot exist. As I commonly recommend, please dedicate some research and practice into an alternative method of stress reduction through relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation, qi gong, tai chi, and traditional herbal remedies. It may very well be the best research you ever perform. I've provided some starting points for you below to begin your quest. Please enjoy ~Eve Answered by My Mcglinchey 6 months ago.
It really knocks you. however cosiderinp i too have insomnia i loved it. i never slept walked or anything crazy like that. the best advice i can give is to take it when you ready for bed and go to sleep as soon as it hits. youll feel weird if you dont. Answered by Harriet Thurn 6 months ago.
Is Ambien CR, better then the Ambien generic?
I just found out that Ambien now has a generic. I was wondering has anyone taken the generic yet, and if it's better that Ambien CR or about the same? My insurance have a step therapy and now it's forcing me to take the generic.
Asked by Jamaal Kowalkowski 6 months ago.
Ambien CR just gives a double dose. One dose hits you instantly and the second dose several hours later. Ambien as with other tranquilliser and sleeping pill type drugs, is only meant to be prescribed for 2 - 4 weeks as it is very addictive and causes day time withdrawal symptoms like anxiety and insomnia and agitation etc. Don't know if you can get generic CR or time released ambien (zolpidem) or not. Basically ambien CR is better in the sense that it is more longer acting. A lot of people get woken up after a couple of hours on ordinary ambien (zolpidem) as it wears off vry quickly. It only lasts an hour or 2. People get rebound or withdrawal insomnia in the middle of the night after the drug wears off. With generic zolpidem if it is not time released you may find yourself waking up in the middle of the night needing to take another tablet. Answered by Elenora Zielonka 6 months ago.
Ambien Cr Generic Answered by Gwenn Donmore 6 months ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: Is Ambien CR, better then the Ambien generic? I just found out that Ambien now has a generic. I was wondering has anyone taken the generic yet, and if it's better that Ambien CR or about the same? My insurance have a step therapy and now it's forcing me to take the generic. Answered by Santina Mirafuentes 6 months ago.
Ambien CR is a controlled release formula. It would somewhat depend on your particular sleeping problem. Do you have trouble going to sleep or staying asleep. If you just have trouble going to sleep the generic is fine. If you also have trouble staying asleep, the CR formula might have a slight advantage. It may also cause more side affects like morning grogginess. Personally, I think they came out with the CR just so they can keep a patentable product. Try the generic, it is the same as the original formula Ambien. Answered by Melany Hyden 6 months ago.
The Ambien generics have *not* been on the market for a long time, the patent just expired late last month (see source). I have taken two different generics and have found both of them to work just as well as the brand name. Regarding CR, I have also tried that and found that it works the same as the regular, but it would be important to note that I only have problems falling asleep, not staying asleep. Hope this helps! Answered by Mitchel Casalman 6 months ago.
Ambien CR (aka Ambien Controlled Release) has two layers...one to get you to sleep fast and the other is to keep you asleep. Zolpidem is the generic name and as far as I know has been on the market for a while now. I'm a hospital nurse and we dispense the generic all the time. As far as I know its all the same. Answered by Leandra Freeburn 6 months ago.
Can you overdose on Ambien cr?
I'm 30 weeks pregnant and I can't remember if I took my Ambien when I took my other med. I was not sleepy or anything so I took a 2nd one. About 30 mins later I'm really sleepy, I'm having double vision, and a small headache. Could it be the Ambien because I just started it, or is it worse?
Asked by Michiko Mages 6 months ago.
Ambien CR comes in a 6.25 or 12.5 mg strength. The double-vision is not a pleasant or desirable feature, of course, and even though Ambien is generally well tolerated you may be extra sensitive to it, or something else you are taking may be a factor. You state that you just started it, so that might be the reason. You'll likely adjust soon. The nature of a Controlled Release substance may require that you wait a bit longer before going for a second dose. I can't think of anything else to say, or that your doctor could add. See how a single dose goes tonight, maybe giving it a bit more time. When I took 'regular' Ambien, even it took longer than I expected to begin working. Answered by Tracy Cornea 6 months ago.
What is the difference between Ambien and Ambien CR? I know that one is is a controlled release pill.?
But, what is the difference? Are they under the same drug category? Which do you prefer for sleeping? I ask because I've taken Ambien on and off for years and it has always worked wonderfully for me. I've never tried Ambien CR and was just curious about it. Also, how are drugs like Lunesta and Soma compare...
Asked by Rina Cartelli 6 months ago.
But, what is the difference? Are they under the same drug category? Which do you prefer for sleeping? I ask because I've taken Ambien on and off for years and it has always worked wonderfully for me. I've never tried Ambien CR and was just curious about it. Also, how are drugs like Lunesta and Soma compare to Ambien? ( I'm not thinking about using them, I'm more or less being nosy about them.) Answered by Sammie Alce 6 months ago.
Ambien CR, like you stated, is a controlled release version of the narcotic sleep-aid Ambien. Both Ambien and Ambien CR contain the same medicine and are in the same drug category. The only difference is that the controlled (or extended) release version has two layers of the active ingredient, zolipidem tartrate. The first layer is an immediate release layer that instantly gives your body a dose of the medicine similar to regular Ambien. Although the second layer of the pill also contains zolipidem tartrate, it is in a different formulation that allows for slower dissolution of the tablet in your stomach, and therefore a slower release of the medicine over a longer period of time. It is stated that the first layer helps you fall asleep and the second layer helps you stay asleep for approximately 7 hours. If you are taking Ambien and sleeping a normal amount of time without waking up before you want, then regular Ambien is working fine for you. However, many people fall asleep quickly and then find themselves waking up in only three or four hours, in which case Ambien CR might be a more plausible choice. Just remember, there is no generic version of Ambien CR because it is a newer formulation of the medicine and still under patent protection from being manufactured by generic drug companies. All of the sleep aids you mentioned above work differently for different people, but I will be honest with you. Most sensible people enjoy the effects of Ambien and it works great for them. I say sensible because there are a lot of people out there who do not use it properly since it IS a narcotic and a DEA schedule 4 controlled substance. You will read stories about people becoming dependent or tolerant to it, but these are usually the people who abuse it or use it improperly such as with more than one glass of alcohol, and get lessened effects of the drug. The people that I have talked to taking Lunesta have complained about waking up way earlier than they wanted and feeling jittery. Soma is a muscle relaxer, not a sleep aid. Although one of it's side effects is drowsiness, the other side effects and the fact that it is made for something else make it less useful as a sleep aid. If you are worried about becoming addicted to Ambien, which you don't sound like you are, you may want to think about the non-narcotic Seraquel, which I have heard many people have had success with. Even though you are just being nosy about the other drugs, just stick with what is working. I have heard horror stories of people trying to switch back and forth between them to find something that works better or differently and ended up just wishing they had stuck with what was working in the first place. Hope this helps! Answered by Maria Fernberg 6 months ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: What is the difference between Ambien and Ambien CR? I know that one is is a controlled release pill.? But, what is the difference? Are they under the same drug category? Which do you prefer for sleeping? I ask because I've taken Ambien on and off for years and it has always worked wonderfully for me. I've never tried Ambien CR and was just curious about it. Also, how are drugs like Lunesta... Answered by Sheryll Nowicki 6 months ago.
as you stated the CR stands for controlled release. It is a double layer drug, same drug, i think its Zolpidem Tartrate. One layer releases instantly upon taking the medication, the other layer releases about 4 hours after you take it. It is VERY important never to crush any sort or sustained release tablets. You will get all of the drug at once and it can be fatal. Deciding which one is right for you is up to you. If you have problems getting to sleep and staying asleep than the CR may be right for you. If you have no problem staying asleep after you get to sleep then the regular drug would probably work. If it were me i would just go with the regular Ambien. It is available in generic which means that it is WAY cheaper than the CR. Answered by Sharon Kordiak 6 months ago.
Ambien cr 12.5 mg tablets?
I have been on regular ambien for almost a yr and i was having to take 1 and a half to get sleepy. So i went to the doc and he put me on ambien cr 12.5 mg. i took on at 9pm and still at 10:30 nothing. I was thinking about chewing half of it up to get it to kick in faster. thats what i had to do with the other....
Asked by Pearly Reihl 6 months ago.
I have been on regular ambien for almost a yr and i was having to take 1 and a half to get sleepy. So i went to the doc and he put me on ambien cr 12.5 mg. i took on at 9pm and still at 10:30 nothing. I was thinking about chewing half of it up to get it to kick in faster. thats what i had to do with the other. anyways i am weirdo when it comes to taking new med. I get scared of how my body may react to it. But has anyone crushed the pill and taken it and get the effect faster. The whole cr thing is what is bothering me. i think it all had same ingredients in it though. I dont care how long i sleep as long as i can get to sleep at night. I just dont want to get hurt chewing it. on my bottle it says in big letters not to. please give me some experiences that you have had if you have crushed the pill. Im not a pill head by the way. i had a female surgery 2 yrs ago at the age of 24 and my body is going through alot to adjust to the changes. thank you in advance for your experiences. Answered by Santiago Smerkar 6 months ago.
Ambien CR is a different version of Ambien used to reduce the effects of insomnia. It is supplied as a dual-layer tablet which allows it to work in two distinct ways: the surface layer dissolves quickly and usually brings on sleep within fifteen minutes; and the inner layer dissolves more slowly and allows you to stay asleep for a longer period of time. Until you build up experience in using Ambien CR, you should spend at least seven hours either sleeping or resting before being active again. It can cause you to be very drowsy when you awake and you should not drive or operate any dangerous machinery until you are fully alert. Tablets to be swallowed whole, not to be crushed, divided or chewed. Should not be taken with or immediately after a meal Persist with the correct administration,as they are very effective. Answered by Tran Henehan 6 months ago.
Knowing the reaction you had to erythromycin years ago, you should be worried. I know you will have taken preventative measures to alleviate the itching, but it is also doing that to the inside of your body. That's the reason hives are so dangerous. What you see on the outside is also happening inside and can block your lungs. So, take care dear cousin, and get well. I realize it the last couple of years have been hard on your health, but there is only one you so call the doctor and follow his advice. Don't take the second pill. Though you probably will because you'll want to test it to see if you're ok. Just remember the anaphylactic reaction and don't let it happen again. . Answered by Mitch Seay 6 months ago.
AMBIEN CR Sleep aid?
Would you recomend it to an 18 year old? Does it work for anyone who is currently using it?
Asked by Tim Mcgloin 6 months ago.
Nononono, please don't. Ambien is easy to abuse. For many people (perhaps most), you don't feel tired. You need to force yourself to lie down RIGHT after you take the pill in order to fall asleep. If you don't, then you will be stimulated, talkative, happy (or unhappy, depending on your previous mood), and uninhibited--it's like truth serum. Eventually you will go to sleep, but when you wake up the next morning, you won't remember ANYTHING. If you need to use anything, don't use Ambien, please. Ask your doctor, maybe, about Lunesta or Rozerem. And don't try Benadryl and stuff like that. I went that route and tried Tylenol PM, and became completely addicted and almost overdosed by mistake. Drugs like that can be dangerous too. Answered by Ima Hurlbut 6 months ago.
I have had a script for Ambien for a couple of years and have found it really useful. I only use it when i can't get to sleep after an hour or so (which is usually about 2 or 3 times a month). I do not think you could get high on it as it just clears and calms your mind. The only side-effect is a little drowsiness the next morning but a shower cures that. I am 46 years old so I'm not sure if it can be used by an 18 year old. Answered by Toshiko Douvia 6 months ago.
Only a doctor can assess this situation. An 18 year old shouldn't be experiencing debilitating insomnia and really shouldn't be taking a prescription for sleep. If necessary, have the 18 year old try something OTC first, such as Benadryl. Answered by Kristeen Swader 6 months ago.
I know a crazy woman who takes it and she gets high as a kite. It's pretty strong from what I hear. And it's addictive. (and she drinks with it too... she's not real smart). I'd see if you can try natural things first. Melatonin? Answered by Brandie Reiche 6 months ago.
Is Ambien CR different from regular Ambien?
So I have been taking Ambien for about a year and a half now. I started out taking one 10mg pill, but eventually that stopped working and I went to 15mg. Eventually that stopped working too, and then upped it to 20mg. Now that's not even working so well, and I really do not want to start taking more than than...
Asked by Karleen Silverstone 6 months ago.
So I have been taking Ambien for about a year and a half now. I started out taking one 10mg pill, but eventually that stopped working and I went to 15mg. Eventually that stopped working too, and then upped it to 20mg. Now that's not even working so well, and I really do not want to start taking more than than 20mg. I talked to my doctor the other day and asked for a new sleeping medication so that my tolerance for Ambien would lower. She prescribed me Ambien CR (12.5mg) which I tried for the first time last night, and it did not go so well. I barely felt anything; my body felt somewhat relaxed but my mind was still racing (the main reason I can't sleep), so after about 30 minutes hoping it would kick in more, I gave up and took another Ambien CR. My question is: is Ambien and Ambien CR the same thing? My thought being that since they are both Ambien, and my body is used to 20mg, that the 12.5mg pill of Ambien CR will not work. Also, if they are two different things, how long does it take for Ambien CR to work, because I usually feel the regular Ambien within three minutes, and like I said, I waited 30 minutes for the Ambien CR to work and felt very little. Thanks everyone. Answered by Gigi Hardesty 6 months ago.
taking anything more than 2 ambien is silly because your body doesn't not use anymore than that. by doing so, all you are doing is causing yourself to become addicted and dependent upon something that does not work. take some benadryl or nyquil, the side effect of the antihistamine in them is sleepiness. make sure you have a nice, cool room to sleep in. start dimming the lights before you get ready for bed. turn off the computer screen, tv, everything when you sleep, the blue light will keep you awake. also warm some milk and/or chamomile tea and use lavender lotion or candles. Answered by Daine Dalen 6 months ago.
Ambien CR extended-release tablets is a sedative-hypnotic, or sleep medicine. It works by helping to increase certain natural chemicals in the brain that cause sleep. Ambien CR is a dual-layer tablet - the first layer is designed to dissolve quickly to help you get to sleep and the second layer is designed to dissolve slowly, to help you stay asleep. Some medical conditions may interact with Ambien CR extended-release tablets. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you: if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances Answered by Corrinne Cameron 6 months ago.
Anyone taking Ambien CR?
I started 2 days ago and my stools (gross I know) are black.Is that normal?
Asked by Nellie Torma 6 months ago.
No. Is ambien the only medication u r taking? Black stools may be an indication of gastrointestinal bleeding. It is also a side effect of taking iron supplements. I cannot find it as a side effect of Ambien in any of the literature. U should inform ur dr. Answered by Drucilla Mccarraher 6 months ago.
I take Ambian CR and don't have that problem but everyone is different. I would call the doctor that prescribed it and ask. Answered by Darcy Willinsky 6 months ago.
Will regular Ambien make me sleepy/drowsy?
I was just put on regular Ambien 10mg every night because I have trouble going to sleep. Will it make me sleepy/drowsy and make me fall asleep? I was on the CR once but I was told it was just to keep you asleep throughout the night.
Asked by Joya Keatts 6 months ago.
Ambien CR is actually 12.5 mg of the same active ingredient (Zolpidem) but it is placed in a time release coating. You get the initial "burst" of falling asleep and then a few hours in, the time release coating dissolves and you get another, smaller "burst" which is what is responsible for keeping you asleep. Ambien CR and Ambien both are nearly the exact same, just the time release coating (CR- stand for controlled release) makes it different. Answered by Delfina Inverso 6 months ago.
Yes it will make you sleepy. However, don't take one and then watch t.v. or start some other activity. Take it as you get in bed and keep the lights off and you will go to sleep. Answered by Alfredia Lirag 6 months ago.