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

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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

Aug 15, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (psychosis disorder)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had been off Ambien for a while. I raised my Dopamine with L-Tyrosine which reduced my FM Pain level 75%. One night I could not sleep, so I took an Ambien . The next Day My pain shot up to 100%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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