150 patient evaluations for Zolpidem

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Mar 12, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleep walking)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Some people cannot tolerate this medication for sleep issues. I do not experience being groggy the morning after, I don't raid the refrigerator at night, drive, etc. I have a couple sleep-walking instances in 12 years of using it. It is the only thing I've tried (prescription, herbal, OTC) that turns off my brain so I can sleep.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 7, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Pay attention to holidays so u dont end up without meds .
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 3, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't forget to check the refill dates so u don't run out
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2015 (Started Feb 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (headaches, groggy in morning, bizarre dreams)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: groggy in morning

Feb 24, 2013 (Started Feb 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches, groggy in morning, bizarre dreams)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: It lets you sleep, but you never get deep sleep. I would usually dream all night long and never have a really restful sleep. It was better than nothing, but I'm glad I'm finally off of it (taking Trazadone REALLY helps my sleep a lot).
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: groggy in morning

Aug 22, 2011 (Started Feb 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches, groggy in morning, bizarre dreams)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: groggy in morning

Nov 17, 2009 (Started Feb 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: groggy in morning

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Sep 15, 2014 (Started Jan 06, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (morning sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: sleeping was very hard for me. It seems I am tired constantly but, never sleepy. We were switching to Ambien 10 mg and not extended relief in hopes that I will go to sleep faster and have less fatigue in mornings.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Jun 29, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (anxiety for unknown reasons)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

May 1, 2011 (Started Jun 29, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anxiety for unknown reasons)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I started getting panic attacks for no reason. I suspected possible interaction with atenolol so the dr offered me trazodone since its like a 2 in one for anxiety and insomnia.

Apr 30, 2011 (Started Jun 29, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Apr 2, 2011 (Started Jun 29, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Apr 14, 2010 (Started Jun 29, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I RARELY take this. Only if I REALLY need to and I'm having severe sleep trouble where I need one night of good rest, or I have something important the next day where I NEED good uninterrupted sleep. The side effects are you get high off of it and you hallucinate. It's strange and yet another reason why I rarely take it.

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Jan 28, 2014 (Started May 15, 2013)

  • 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

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

Oct 15, 2013 (Started Sep 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Side effects
    Severe (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Made me virtually comatose.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2013 (Started Mar 09, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (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: 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

May 15, 2013 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Severe (hangover effect, grogginess, memory problems, brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I was completely unable to function the next day. It kind of helped me fall asleep, but I would wake up after a few hours and be unable to go back to sleep. It wasn't worth feeling hungover and being so out of it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 15, 2012 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (hangover effect, grogginess, memory problems, brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Do not take it continuosly unless constructed by a physician your body can become highly dependent very quickly!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 27, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (hangover effect, grogginess, memory problems, brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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