I have had severe insomnia for years and years, and nothing seems to help except for benzodiazapines,which I already take alprazolam for panic attacks, and my doctor doesnt want to increase.Temazopam and dalmane helped me in the past, but my dr wont prescribe, so I am tryng to find an alternative that actually works.Ambien I have taken, but only makes me sleep for a couple of hours, and then I wake up.I have taken trazadone, by itself and I didnt notice anything. I was wondering if together,they might help?
Interactions between your selected drugs
Both interactions are considered Moderate: Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
trazodone ↔ zolpidem
Applies to: trazodone, Ambien (zolpidem)
Using traZODone together with zolpidem may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Avoid driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medications affect you. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
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Other drugs that your selected drugs interact with
trazodone interacts with more than 400 other drugs.
Ambien (zolpidem) interacts with more than 300 other drugs.
Interactions between your selected drugs and food
zolpidem ↔ food
Applies to: Ambien (zolpidem)
Administration of zolpidem with food may delay the onset of sleep. For faster sleep onset, zolpidem should not be administered with or immediately after a meal. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication.
I have taken the two together and single and found that trazodone works better without ambien, for me anyway. However, we are all different and what works for one may not work for another. Ambien has really never helped me fall asleep, or stay asleep past three hours. Also keep in mind with trazodone you must eat something small such as a cracker etc to get the full benefits from trazodone and with ambien you need to take it on an empty stomach for full benefits. Hope this has helped ... pamee
Hi, have you tried Amben12.5.? I notice when taking with benzodiazepine together the extend of the sleep as effect of ambien i someway limited to 3-4 hrs.What I do in my night table has 1 mg. of klonoping and I taked it and go to bed again and I sleep untill 9-10 am, I read this from a book and really works. Good Luck and take care.
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