... have had lower back pain left side, hip and leg?Lifted a heavy object into my Ford Edge and hurt my back. I take zolpidem(ambien) for sleep the others are for my back short tem; just want to know if I can take all three at the same time?
As long as a doctor or pharmacist has taken into account the effect of taking two or more medicines at the same time it should be safe. For this reason you should always tell your doctor about all the medicines you are using, including herbal remedies and those bought without a prescription, since drug interactions can occur with these too. When buying over-the-counter medicines from a chemist you should also remember to check with the pharmacist whether the new medicine is safe to take with any other medicines you are currently using. Drug interactions can occur when people take two or more different medicines at the same time. Medicines can sometimes influence each other inside the body, producing an increased effect, extra side effects, or decreased effectiveness of one or more drugs. You should always take your medications exactly as prescribed by your doctor, including at the right times and for the full length of your prescribed treatment and keep your doctor updated about any side effects or reactions that you may notice or experience during your treatment.
You should also ask your doctor or pharmacist if there are any foods that should be avoided while taking your medication.
They are safe to take together.But,I would first take the Cyclobenzaprine,which should relax you enough to go to sleep.Since it does have a sedative effect.If you cannot find your Zssss.Then take your Ambien(Zolpidem).You probably will realize you won't even need it.And since you said you just had an injury,the Cyclobenzaprine will help your muscles and back relax.I just would not take them at the same time.(the muscle relaxer and sleeping pill).It could cause you to be groggy and dizzy and the last thing you would need is to have another injury.So,if it were me I would take the Cyclobenzaprine before bedtime.And wait to see if that will be enough to let me get some sleep.Continue taking your Methylprednisolone until finished.It's important to take as directed.If you find yourself still not being able to sleep,I would half my Ambien,they can be broken in half.I have a Script for 10mg.When I have to take (which I rarely do)I will half it to a 5mg.This is only my opinion.If you still have concerns,you should call your Doctor to make sure you feel safe about taking all 3 medications at one time.Good Luck.Hope you recover soon!
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