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Ambien is a rapid-acting sleep medication. When multiple pills or taken (or you chew the medication) it can cause drowsiness and, in some cases, hallucinations. Taking Ambien recreationally is very, VERY dangerous. Only take the dose that was prescribed to you.
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No. The most common categorization I have seen is as a "Hypnotic Sleep Aid," or simply a "Hypnotic." It doesn't fall under Benzodiazepines, Barbiturates, opiates, or any other… one of the standard drug categories. It's actually a non-benzodiazepine. Even though the above is technically correct, it may possesses benzo-like properties. it's an atypical benzodiazepine receptor ligand. In lay terms: a partial benodiazepine receptor agonist. It binds to the Benzo1 receptor only, whereas a drug like Valium binds to all the benzo receptors. So ambien may be more accurately defined as a BZ1 receptor specific benzodiazepine.
GENERIC NAME: zolpidem BRAND NAME: Ambien DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Zolpidem belongs to a class of�drugs called sedatives or�hypnotics. Zolpidem is clo…sely related to a family of�sedatives called benzodiazepines. These drugs cause sedation, muscle relaxation, act as anti-convulsants (anti-seizure), and reduce anxiety. Zolpidem has selectivity in that it has little of the muscle relaxant�and anti-seizure effects and more of the sedative effect. Therefore, it is used as a medication for sleep. Researcher's note: For example, Valium is diazepam. I think Ambien has been around for decades under other trade names, different in the U.S. and other countries. PRESCRIPTION: Yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes PREPARATION: Tablets, 5 and 10 mg STORAGE: Zolpidem should be stored at room temperature in a tight container. PRESCRIBED FOR: Zolpidem is used as a sleeping pill to treat insomnia. It has been shown to put patients to sleep more rapidly�and keep them asleep longer. Sleeping pills generally are not prescribed for more than 10 days and are usually taken intermittently as needed to avoid problems with addiction or habituation, loss of effectiveness, and rebound phenomena. DOSING: Zolpidem should be taken without food at bedtime to induce a rapid onset of sleep. Zolpidem is eliminated�by the liver, and doses need to be decreased in patients with liver dysfunction (e.g., hepatitis). Lower doses should be used in the elderly because of their decreased ability to�eliminate zolpidem from the body. DRUG INTERACTIONS: Alcohol has an additive effect with zolpidem and the two should not be combined. Zolpidem should be used cautiously in patients with respiratory diseases because of its depressing effect on breathing. Zolpidem has few drug interactions with other medicines; however, caution should be used when combining it with other sedative drugs because of the additive effects. Zolpidem used at higher dosages can cause withdrawal symptoms (muscle cramps, sweats, shaking, and seizures) when the drug is abruptly discontinued. Zolpidem can cause abnormal behavior with confusion, paradoxical insomnia or "complex sleep-related behaviors which may include sleep-driving (driving with no memory of having done so).� If these side effects occur, zolpidem should be discontinued. SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of Zolpidem are drowsiness, dizziness, and a "drugged" feeling, which probably reflect the action of the drug. Other side effects include confusion, insomnia, euphoria, ataxia (balance problems), and visual changes.
If what youre asking is if ambien is compared to being "knocked out" for surgery or something like that, i'd say no assuming youre taking a safe-prescribed dosage. I think 10m…g is the highest dosage a doc will prescribe. 15-30 min after taking it i begin to feel extremely sleepy, but it doesnt "knock me out." It likely varies person to person as most meds do though...
Ambien is not an amphetamine. Amphetamines are like speed and are usually prescribed only for hyperactivity disorders. Ambien is a sedative, which is prescribed to help people… fall and stay asleep.
No. Zolpidem or Ambien(tm) is a non-benodiazipine that works much like benzodiazipines in many ways. It is a mild anti-anxietal and a strong hypnotic used to treat insomnia.
In large doses. It can also be incredibly dangerous when a person takes more than the highest dose, 12.5 mg. I wouldn't recommend abusing Ambien. It can be habit-forming. … If I may add: "Getting high" on ambien is an awful idea. It is ruthlessly addicting and withdrawal is a nightmare! DO NOT ABUSE AMBIEN! I once was addicted to about 80mg/day; when I ran out, the withdrawal sent me into shock, my blood pressure dropped dangerously and I had several seizures. Several trips to an addiction psychiatrist later, I'm fine. Luckily.
ambien is a fast acting sedative used for sleeping. It should not be taken for more than 7 -10 days because you build up a tolerance to it very fast where you will need more a…nd more to get you to sleep. If taking for only 4-5 weeks every day and suddenly stop, you will likely develop physical and mental withdrawall which can include; nausea, vomoting,cramps, sadness, panic, nervousness and high discomfort feeling. thus, can become additive if not taken exactly as directed.
Sadly I've been down this road. MDMA, which has the side effect of insomnia and Ambien, which is a light sedative, do not go together AT ALL. They counteract each other and yo…u wind up sweating or feeling/looking flushed and weak.
Ambien, the trade name for the drug zolpidem, binds to GABA receptors in the brain, increasing chloride permeability in neurons, increasing the cell membrane potential and mak…ing the cells less likely to depolarize. The effect of this change in firing is unconsciousness, usually within 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Yes it will. In fact I'm high on it right now. just watch out for hallucinations.
In immediate release form: 5mg and 10mg white oblong tablets are available. Generic. In controlled release form: 6.25mg and 12.5mg are available as round, pink or blue table…ts marked A~. No generic. The maximum recommended dose in immediate release Ambien is 10mg. and 12.5mg in the CR form.
Ambien is a sedative hypnotic used to treat insomnia. It is most famouse for giving the majority of those on it intense blackouts that last for hourse after taking it.
Ambien is a prescription medication given by a medical doctor prescribed for insomnia. If you have insomnia, you should schedule an appointment with your doc and ask him about… it.
There are several situations in which Ambien may be fatal: -The first is if you have an allergy to zolpidem, which is the main ingredient in Ambien, or if you have an allerg…y to any of the inert ingredients (which may include lactose). While not all allergic reactions are fatal, the fact that you may be asleep when they occur will impair your ability to receive treatment if you have an allergic reaction. -The second situation is if you take too much Ambien. Remember to stick to your dose as given to you by your doctor. Overdose symptoms include: Symptoms of a Ambien overdose may include sleepiness, confusion, shallow breathing, feeling light-headed, fainting, or coma. -The third way to die while taking Ambien is if you happen to be one of the people who engages in activities while under the influence of the drug. Driving, eating, and even having sex have been recorded in patients who have taken Ambien. Engaging in an activity when you are not fully aware of your surroundings can be dangerous. For example, driving a car while under what amounts to medicinal hypnosis may result in a car accident. (Disclaimer: I am not a physician.)