25 patient evaluations for Zolpidem with a side effects rating of Moderate

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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

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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.

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 10, 2011 (Started Aug 24, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't like to take these, but can't go to sleep without. Easy to get addicted
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 23, 2011 (Started Jun 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dizziness, headaches, drowsiness, sluggishness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking the Ambien along with the Temazepam, helps me sleep deeper. Taking one or the other, I continued to have interrupted sleep.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness, sluggishness, dizziness, headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

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

Jan 4, 2011 (Started Jan 31, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tiredness, feeling like i was hit by a mac truck, bad mood, feel like a zombie, hangover effect)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If I can get 3 or 4 hrs. Yes! It's better then not having any. Taking this med. I make sure I'm in bed... It does make u do strange things....so that scared me. My granddaughter told me and my daughter.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: feel like a zombie, hangover effect, bad mood, tiredness, feeling like i was hit by a mac truck

Jun 22, 2010 (Started Jan 31, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tiredness, bad mood, feel like a zombie, hangover effect)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I do sleep for 3 or 4 hours... It's better then NOT sleeping....
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: feel like a zombie, hangover effect, bad mood, tiredness, feeling like i was hit by a mac truck

  • 0 helpful marks

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 7, 2010 (Started Nov 23, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (amnesia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Ambien is addicting so use with caution. It also interferes with Stage 4 of dreamless sleep so it does not mimic natural sleep the way cannabis does for example. It also exacerbates my sleep apnea and asthma. It can also produce some amnesia, goofy dreams, and mild perceptional distortions. I was on this med for 4 years before I discovered medical cannabis which was the key for me to get off this drug successfully.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: amnesia

  • 0 helpful marks

May 14, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (inconsistent sleep pattern)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Along with OTC sleep aides, this med has stopped working.
Side effects: inconsistent sleep pattern

  • 0 helpful marks
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