147 patient evaluations for Zolpidem

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Jun 18, 2012 (Started Sep 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 18, 2012 (Started Aug 27, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 12, 2012 (Started Nov 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness the next day)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This worked very well for helping me fall asleep. But I only got exactly 5 hours sleep which increased pain and made me feel exhausted the next day.

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 1, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleep walking (somnambulism))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly

May 25, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 21, 2012 (Started Jan 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Worked wonderful for me to go to sleep.Just wished it kept me asleep longer.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 15, 2011 (Started Feb 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (dillusions, delusions)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 24, 2013 (Started Nov 12, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Started taking Ambien as part of a protocol to treat ALS proposed by a physician in South Africa. Seemed to have not effect on my progression, in fact the period I have been on Ambien has represented the fastest rate of progression, but I wouldn't read too much into that.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 15, 2013 (Started Nov 12, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Did not seem to improve my state or slow progression. Would have continued but it made me sleepy and affected my balance.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 14, 2013 (Started Oct 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (drowsy in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Switched to Melatonin after seeing too much negative press about Ambien.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Mar 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (addictive (prefer to take a pill every night to sleep very soundly), very hard to wake me)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 18, 2013 (Started Mar 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (addictive (prefer to take a pill every night to sleep very soundly), very hard to wake me)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have taken a lot of different prescribed sleeping pills and have had very little success with them. With Ambien I have had great success with it. It allows me to actually get several hours of sleep. May not be the full 8 hours, but it defiantly allows me to sleep better.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 12, 2013 (Started Mar 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (addictive (prefer to take a pill every night to sleep very soundly), very hard to wake me)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 29, 2012 (Started Mar 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: So far I have only had to take this medication twice since I got it. It is take as needed and I have been really trying to fall asleep on my own. There has been times I have had to take it and when I do I take a 1/2 a pill because I can take a 1/2 to full pill a night. It works great to help me fall asleep and I don't wake up the next morning with that "drunk" feeling. I have really enjoyed having the medication by my side.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 11, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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