how do you get your doctor to give you 20 mgs of ambien? I know sonata only worked for me for a while... I had to take 2 10 mgs of sonota.
You need to follow the drs directions. When you start it it should be started at 10 mg, then if it doesn't help, your dr can raise it to 20.
I would say they are about equal in strength, maybe the Ambien is a little stronger. While Sonata (zaleplon) may be best indicated for the delayed onset of sleep, Ambien (zolpidem) may be better indicated for maintaining a complete night's sleep. However, many people complain about Ambien only sleeping about 4 hours. Of the two, zaleplon has the shortest half-life, so it may be best when the main problem is getting to sleep, or when you don’t want to sleep for more than four or five hours (for example, on a cross-country airplane trip). Hope this helped
As I often recommend, this best and safest answer to a question like this would come from the prescribing physician, as everyone responds differently to meds, and switching and matching without the Doc's knowledge of the meds and most importantly his/her knowledge of you, could result in avoidable difficulty. Please consult the Doc involved. Hope this helps.
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