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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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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.
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.
Yes it will. In fact I'm high on it right now. just watch out for hallucinations.
Sleepyness, loss of motor control, hallucinations.
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.
Please don't do this ambien is a sleeping aid right? Bad mixture these two taking together is you pass out and never wake up..
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.
Is Ambian a MAIO Inhibiter
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.
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...
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 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.
Perhaps besides the obvious answer: (Go to a doctor and ask for ambien because you are having trouble falling asleep.) Ask yourself; why you need to ask such a question in the… first place?