20 patient evaluations for Zolpidem taken for the purpose of 'insomnia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

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Oct 11, 2010 (Started Aug 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue, clumsiness, ataxia (lack of coordination))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Not for me, but I know it works for others
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: clumsiness, ataxia (lack of coordination), fatigue

Oct 9, 2010 (Started Aug 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue, clumsiness, ataxia (lack of coordination))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Not for me
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: clumsiness, ataxia (lack of coordination), fatigue

Aug 29, 2010 (Started Aug 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue, clumsiness, ataxia (lack of coordination))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Spacey, fatigued. Takes longer to work than I expected, 1.5 hours.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: clumsiness, ataxia (lack of coordination), fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 13, 2010 (Started Feb 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: eyelids hard to keep open sometimes

Jun 30, 2010 (Started Feb 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: eyelids hard to keep open sometimes

  • 0 helpful marks

May 22, 2010 (Started May 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: 10mgs at night, worked exceptionally well, ..... however, once I increased my dosage of Parnate, 15-20mgs is necessary to make me fall asleep, and I wake up 3-4 hours after dosing, and must re-dose in order to go back to sleep. Obviously, Ambien has positive effects besides its Anti-Insomnia properties, these include (for me) - reduction of Anxiety/Depression/OCD/Fibromyalgia/RLS symptoms. I have found Ambien to also be useful for Random unexpected bouts of Akathisia, but positive effects only last 4 hours at most, which limits its usefulness for long periods of time. For Me, Tolerance to the sedative/hypnotic effects of Ambien/Zolpidem occur rapidly with Daily use, (tolerance does not seem to occur for any of the other beneficial effects) --- thus, I occasionally take short breaks from use.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 19, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

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

Jun 1, 2008 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleep walking (somnambulism))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 9, 2009 (Started Jun 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: It left me feeling groggy. I still did not sleep the way I should and only got about 3-4 hours even with the meds. If I had to drive somewhere that day, I would frequently forget where I was going but still was driving.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 6, 2009 (Started Oct 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (grogginess, drowsy in morning)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Side effects: grogginess, drowsy in morning

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 2, 2009 (Started Jul 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (amnesia, not dreaming, memory loss, sleep eating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you are having points that people are saying you are acting weird at night or you are hyper after taking the medicine you need to probably change to something else.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: sleep eating, memory loss, not dreaming, amnesia

Jul 1, 2009 (Started Jul 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (amnesia, memory loss, sleep eating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: sleep eating, memory loss, not dreaming, amnesia

Sep 24, 2008 (Started Jul 11, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 6.25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sleep eating, memory loss, not dreaming, amnesia

  • 0 helpful marks

May 24, 2009 (Started May 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsy in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Side effects: drowsy in morning

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 10, 2008 (Started Jun 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 24, 2008 (Started Jun 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Ambien prevents me from waking up several times a night, but it doesn't address the cause of my insomnia. It could be due to emotional issues/stress or weak breathing. The Ambien pill does help me sleep better, and it doesn't prevent me from hearing my alarm clock in the morning.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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