i just was put on verapamil for iregular heart beat but need something else to sleep i have been takin xanex and some klonipine but heard abien was bad
The following is what the literature says about the use of ambien with verapamil:
verapamil ↔ zolpidem
Applies to: verapamil, Ambien (zolpidem)
Use of drugs that inhibit the isoenzyme CYP450 3A4 may decrease the metabolism and increase the plasma levels of zolpidem. This can result in increased clinical effectiveness and risk of toxicity associated with zolpidem. Monitoring for signs and symptoms of altered zolpidem effect is recommended. Patients should be advised to notify their physician if they experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, confusion, daytime sedation, dizziness, or unconsciousness. A reduction in zolpidem dosage may be necessary.
As long as the doctor is adjusting the ambien accordingly, there should be no problem. The use of xanax or klonopin is not countra indicated with verapamil. So you have that as options too.
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