i have been taking prozac for two weeks ,but dont sleep.can i take the odd zolpidem with prozac.
yes you can, but here is some reading for you.
Interactions between your selected drugs
fluoxetine ↔ zolpidem
Applies to: Prozac (fluoxetine), zolpidem
MONITOR: Central nervous system- and/or respiratory-depressant effects may be additively or synergistically increased in patients taking multiple drugs that cause these effects, especially in elderly or debilitated patients.
MANAGEMENT: During concomitant use of these drugs, patients should be monitored for potentially excessive or prolonged CNS and respiratory depression. Ambulatory patients should be counseled to avoid hazardous activities requiring mental alertness and motor coordination until they know how these agents affect them, and to notify their physician if they experience excessive or prolonged CNS effects that interfere with their normal activities.
Other drugs that your selected drugs interact with
zolpidem interacts with more than 300 other drugs.
Prozac (fluoxetine) interacts with more than 300 other drugs.
Interactions between your selected drugs and food
zolpidem ↔ food
Applies to: zolpidem
ADJUST DOSING INTERVAL: Administration of zolpidem with food may delay the onset of hypnotic effects. In 30 healthy subjects, administration of zolpidem 20 minutes after a meal resulted in decreased mean peak plasma drug concentration (Cmax) and area under the concentration-time curve (AUC) by 25% and 15%, respectively, compared to fasting. The time to reach peak plasma drug concentration (Tmax) was prolonged by 60%, from 1.4 to 2.2 hours.
MANAGEMENT: For faster sleep onset, zolpidem should not be administered with or immediately after a meal.
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