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Ambian CR - Ambien CR Drug Interactions
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- Ambian CR
Ambien CR is a prescription drug that is commonly prescribed to treat insomnia. This eMedTV article further discusses Ambien CR and its uses, effects, and dosing information. Ambian CR is a common misspelling of Ambien CR.
Ambien is a prescription drug that is used for treating short-term insomnia. This part of the eMedTV library offers an in-depth look at Ambien and its effects, dosing guidelines, and potential side effects.
- Ambien 10 mg Tablets
Most people being treated for insomnia typically start with Ambien 10 mg tablets. This eMedTV Web page offers more detailed dosing guidelines for Ambien and explains what factors your doctor may consider before making a dosage recommendation.
- Ambien 5 mg Tablets
Most people taking Ambien start with 10 mg, but some may need to start with Ambien 5 mg tablets. As this eMedTV Web page explains, elderly people and people with liver disease or are taking other drugs that affect the brain often need a lower dosage.
- Ambien Addiction
Some patients may develop an Ambien addiction, in which they feel the need to continue taking the drug. This eMedTV resource offers a list of withdrawal symptoms -- such as sweating, irritability, and nausea -- that may indicate an addiction.
- Ambien Alternatives
Lunesta and Rozerem are some of the medicines that may be considered alternatives to Ambien. This eMedTV segment takes a closer look at possible alternatives to this medicine and describes the factors your doctor will consider when treating your insomnia.
- Ambien and Alcohol
If you are taking Ambien, you should not drink alcohol. As this section of the eMedTV Web site explains, the combination of alcohol and Ambien may increase the effects of alcohol and cause drowsiness, memory blackout, and speech problems.
- Ambien and Amnesia
Amnesia (memory loss) is a potential Ambien side effect that occurs in less than 1 percent of patients. This eMedTV resource discusses Ambien and amnesia, including an explanation of how long the memory loss typically lasts.
- Ambien as a Sleep Aid
When used as a sleep aid, Ambien was shown to produce several effects. As this eMedTV Web page explains, clinical studies show that people taking Ambien fell asleep faster, slept longer, and had higher-quality sleep, among other things.
- Ambien CR
Ambien CR is a sleeping medicine licensed for the treatment of insomnia in adults. This eMedTV article explains how Ambien CR works and offers information on its effects, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
- Ambien CR Addiction
As this eMedTV article explains, some patients taking Ambien CR can become addicted, especially if the drug is taken daily for a long period of time. This article lists signs that may indicate an Ambien CR addiction, such as insomnia and sweating.
- Ambien CR and Alcohol
If you are taking Ambien CR, you shouldn't drink alcohol. As this eMedTV page explains, taking alcohol and Ambien CR together increases the effects of the alcohol. This article contains a list of other possible effects, such as speech problems.
- Ambien CR and Memory Problems
Memory problems are reported in up to 1 percent of patients taking Ambien CR. This eMedTV page offers an overview of Ambien CR and memory problems, including information on the importance of getting a full night's rest when taking this drug.
- Ambien CR Dosage
The suggested Ambien CR dosage for most men is 6.25 mg or 12.5 mg. As this eMedTV page explains, certain people may need to start on a lower dosage. This article gives examples and includes helpful tips on taking this sleep medication.
- Ambien CR Drug Interactions
This eMedTV page offers a list of medicines that may cause Ambien CR drug interactions, such as rifampin, imipramine, and sertraline. When these drugs are taken with Ambien CR, your body may metabolize the medicines differently than intended.