3 patient evaluations for Zolpidem taken for the purpose of 'difficulty staying asleep' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

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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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 13, 2010 (Started Jul 11, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Rest through Vivid dreams)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 18, 2009 (Started Aug 17, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleeplessness)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    Mild (brain fog, unable to sleep for more than 4 hours a night, not dreaming, memory loss, sleep eating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12.5 mg Daily
Side effects: sleep eating, memory loss, unable to sleep for more than 4 hours a night, brain fog, not dreaming

  • 0 helpful marks
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