52 patient evaluations for Zolpidem with a cost of Not specified

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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.

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Oct 9, 2011 (Started Mar 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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Oct 1, 2011 (Started Aug 17, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (multiple sclerosis)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Ambien worsened my MS symptoms over time.

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Sep 19, 2011 (Started Sep 02, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    Severe (diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: My problem was an inability to sleep through the night. I was waking up about 4 hours into sleep, and then unable to fall back asleep. Ambien was taken at bedtime with my muscle relaxant (already taking). I still woke up 4-5 hours into sleep but then was super drowsy until getting out of bed. Also, side effect of diarrhea was extreme. Stopped Ambien, and diarrhea stopped.
Side effects: diarrhea

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Aug 1, 2011 (Started Dec 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

Jan 13, 2011 (Started Dec 06, 2010)

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

Dec 27, 2010 (Started Dec 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

Dec 20, 2010 (Started Dec 06, 2010)

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

Dec 13, 2010 (Started Dec 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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Mar 20, 2011 (Started Dec 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 15, 2011 (Started Oct 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (memory loss, sleep eating)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: One 10mg tab was never enough to induce sleep. I always had to take another tab about 6 hours later, which would allow about 3 hours of sleep. Just not enough. If the doctor would have allowed me to take 2 tabs at once, it would have worked well, as it used to with my Doc in Cincinnati. Early years taking Ambien caused amnesia if my husband were to wake me up for one reason or another, and I did get up and eat at times without memory, but I never left the house as I have heard reported. The sleep was very comfortable when the drug worked. And no morning hangover effect. My new primary phys. rec. I stop the Ambien, and try Deseryl, even though I've tried it in the past without effective results. But, maybe with my different regime of meds at the present, will make a difference.
Side effects: sleep eating, memory loss

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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 3, 2011 (Started Mar 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily

Feb 6, 2011 (Started Mar 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily

Sep 3, 2010 (Started Mar 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be sure o allow time to sleep at least 8 hrs when taking. Might consider using an alternate sleep aid as you body adjusts to Ambien and its efficiency decreases.

Jun 21, 2010 (Started Mar 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps so much to get a good night sleep. Helps keep positive attitude.

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 8, 2010 (Started Sep 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

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