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How long for Ambien to take effect?
For most people, Ambien's effects begin about 30 minutes or less after taking it. For that reason, it should be taken no longer than 30 minutes before going to bed because it can cause loss of coordination and concentration, as well as memory loss.
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In my experience, one ambien and one beer resulted in 14 hours of lost time. Alcohol and ambien are a bad idea. When I woke up, I felt like I had died and accidentiall…y survived.
Answer The manufacturer reports that the "mean" elimination half-life of one 12.5 mg dose of Ambien CR is 2.8 hours. However, the half-life for the individuals i…n the group tested ranged from 1.62 to 4.05 hours. To determine the plasma concentration of Ambien over time, the manufacturer also administered Ambien and Ambien CR to 24 "healthy males." A single dose of 10 mg. of Ambien and 12.5 mg. of Ambien CR were used. From this study, the manufacturer calculated the "mean" plasma concentration for this group over time and produced a graph showing the "mean" concentrations over an eight hour period. Since the "mean" was used for this graph, presumably there were individual variations within the group with some members falling below and others falling above the plasma concentration curve that was charted. But even the "mean" readings charted on the manufacturer's graph shows that, after eight hours, the Ambien plasma concentration is still at approximately 20 ng/ml. Since the manufacturer used the "mean" (an average) and 24 "healthy" males to determine the plasma concentration of ambien over time, there is no way to answer this question with the information provided by the manufacturer. However, based on some of the reports of side effects from this medication and the time when these side effects were experienced, it appears that the time it takes for Ambien to get out of a particular individual's system may vary significantly from person to person. If someone else sees something in the manufacturer's labelling information that I may have missed or knows of recent studies that may shed some more light on this question, I'd be interested to hear from you.
How long it can take to withdraw from Ambien varies from individual to individual. Factors such as dosage and how long the patient was prescribed the drug for have a part …to play in determining withdrawal time. It typically takes 72 hours for the onset of withdrawal symptoms to occur and these can last for up to a month.
Your gonna sleep a lot and really heavy
Alcohol intensifies the effects. You could pass out, if not feel extremely sleepy.
You can take them both at the same time as long as you're not taking a bunch of each. Since they're depressants it is possible to slow down your breathing enough to kill… you, but you would have to take a lot to do that. I took .5mg of xanax and 20mg of ambien last night because I was having a lot of trouble sleeping and I was fine.
Usually it takes very little time, sometimes within 5 minutes but also depends on if you eat or not. Eating something will make it take longer to work. But if you dont eat and… you take the ambien make sure you are in bed. If you are not in bed when taking ambien on an empty stomach you will sometimes be very dizzy possibly or like the room is spinning and makes it for an unpleasant trip to the bed. So be in bed already when taking ambien
whenever you want to go to sleep
It can be effective for a very long time, however it is not safe to take for periods of time longer than 10 days as it causes dependency issues.
First of all, EVERY medication can potentially cause side effect, even a baby aspirin or a vitamin pill. Anyhow, depending on the dosage, the above combination can cause sever…e CNS depression causing your breathing to slow down enough to kill you. I would not recommend taking full dose of each on first trial.
I would give it a good 2 weeks. The pill Ambien will show up on a drug test. I would advise to drink lots of water before any kind of test.
yeah absolutely the only side affect would be um lets see oh yea death that's it don't mix drugs your welcome
i regularly drink, and need ambien to help me sleep, the only effect i had was it made you more tired. it intesfied all of the normal side effects but i didn't notice anything… bad.... cant betoo great for your body but i doubt the combo is lethall by itself.
Reported side effects while taking Ambien include diarrhea, dizziness, dry mouth and obviously drowsiness. Other side effects are allergic reactions and memory problems.
probably as much time as it takes for you to lay there staring at the clock before you get fed up and take at least another 5 mg. usually only elderly people are prescribed 5…mg. and even 10mg is unlikely to induce sleep. if you have normal prescrption sleeping pills (benzos or stronger) that would be a better bet.
It is safe to take Ambien for a long flight if you have trouble sleeping while travelling or if you need help adjusting to the difference in time zones. However, because A…mbien can have side effects such as making you confused or cause you to do things while in a half-sleep state. It would be safer to take Ambien for a long flight if you have someone accompanying you.