147 patient evaluations for Zolpidem

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Sep 4, 2008 (Started Apr 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: When I use the ambien and my clonazapam together it puts me to sleep and I wake up feeling not tired right off the bat.I have to use both because the ambien by itself does not work.Make sure your ready to climb in bed right away .
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Aug 18, 2008 (Started Jul 11, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Mar 27, 2007 (Started Feb 23, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I took this to help me sleep when an effort to get me off Klonopin caused me to roll around in bed restlessly all night. Even at gradually increasing doses the Ambien did not help. In the end I stopped the Ambien and went back up on the Klonopin.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Mar 5, 2007 (Started Mar 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (anaphylaxis)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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Apr 1, 2005 (Started Jan 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: headaches in morning

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Mar 7, 2002 (Started Mar 01, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jan 1, 2000 (Started May 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (amnesia, hallucinations)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Ambien (and a few others) make me hallucinate HARD-CORE as if I'd taken 5 hits of acid of something... It's hard to sleep when your tripping out of your mind and you think everyone's out to kill you and your vision is black and white and you can see people's skeleton's under their skin and weird things flying at you. Very Scary and NOT OKAY! Needless to say, I was still up ALL night, only this time I was hiding from my hallucinations. I knew they were hallucinations but it didn't make it any easier to deal with or any less scary. That was what happened the LAST time I took Ambien, about 5 years ago - when I was taking it prior, in my late teens, it gave me severe amnesia and I'd get up after going to bed and do all kinds of odd things, just ask my mom! I even played a card game of Spades, a game I've never played and don't know how to play, and I won! Ha. Not long after that the hallucinations started and I quit taking it. It was given to me one more time 5 years ago - I thought just taking it once should be okay, boy was I WRONG! Tripping balls within 30 minutes. Be very wary of this side effect (although now I hear it's more common knowledge and they even warn of this in the commercial now!)
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: amnesia, hallucinations

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