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Ambien vs. Melatonin for Insomnia

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Ambien

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Other Names: Zolpidem   Ambien CR   Stilnoct   Stillnox   Edluar

Melatonin

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/ 184,594 posts
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 169,625 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Based on 184,594 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Zolpidem (Ambien, Stilnox) is a prescription drug used for the short-term treatment of insomnia, as well as some brain disorders. It is a short-acting nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic of the imidazopyridine class that potentiates Gamma-Aminobutyri... Read more on Wikipedia
Melatonin , also known chemically as N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine, is a naturally occurring compound found in animals, plants and microbes. In animals, circulating levels of the hormone melatonin vary in a daily cycle, thereby allowing the Entr... Read more on Wikipedia
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By sam
April 19, 2014
sam wrote
ambien and sore mouth
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By dave riobertson
February 16, 2014
dave riobertson wrote
MELATONIN AND MEMORY LOSS
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By PJ
January 16, 2014
PJ wrote
Extreme (Dangerous) Sleepiness
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By Lisa
November 21, 2013
Lisa wrote
Vomiting
Lisa, this sounds like more than a depression for the realm of family and friends, though a listening ear from someone close is still invaluable. I have some questions to ask you before I give the rest of my comments. Respond here that you got this and we can continue this privately.
K  |  April 20, 2014
Lisa, if you are feeling depressed you should reach out to family or friends. Do you have anyone you can talk to?
March 14, 2014
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By Ay_yo_D
November 20, 2013
Ay_yo_D wrote
Sleep
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By Concern mom
October 6, 2013
Concern mom wrote
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By Tommy
October 3, 2013
Tommy wrote
ambiem
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By When1Was
August 25, 2013
When1Was wrote
Bad Sleep Aid, Great Creativity Aid
It is nice to know it help you to do good things. All I do is vomit or get knocked out.
Lisa  |  November 21, 2013
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What patients are saying about Ambien vs. Melatonin

8,477 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
going to try melatonin with a low dose of ambien tonight...
...ambien for ...I'm going to try melatonin with a low dose of ambien tonight wish me well. I really want to learn to sleep again I'm so sad and withdrawn and I miss a lot ...
used Ambien but recently decided to try Melatonin since I...
question about melatonin I've only used Ambien but recently decided to try Melatonin since I always hear about ...was curious about other people's experience with Melatonin. Any advice or suggesti...
on Ambien when i cant sleep, i have has the sleeping problem...
...doc put me on Ambien when i cant sleep, i have has the sleeping problem since my surgery ...when im not taking the Ambien to take Melatonin. I had tried that and it seems to work. but the night ...
luck with melatonin. I habituated to ambien and it stopped...
...have had good luck with melatonin. I habituated to ambien and it stopped working for me - - and I had rebound insomnia on it. Try the melatonin first, you must take it...
I havent been on the ambien for long and I havent...
...ambien for long and I havent taken it every single night either. There are days where i try and not take it. But i've tried herbal tea and drinking a glass of wine before bed. Neither of those w...
melatonin on and off for years. I have pretty difficult...
...taken melatonin on and off for years. I have pretty difficult insomnia, however, and I've actually had to change over to Ambien to get me ...get off the Ambien and go back to the melatonin. I...
body \"addicted\" to melatonin than to ambien. i guess the...
...to melatonin than to ambien. i guess the fact that i stopped taking the melatonin after a few weeks was a good thing so that my body readjusted to sleeping on its own. if i get real bad...
months of Ambien, I have switched to Melatonin. For a week...
...months of Ambien, I have switched to Melatonin. For a week now I have just taken Melatonin at the beginning...
stopped the ambien and started the melatonin. So far...
I stopped the ambien and started the melatonin. So far I think the melatonin is helping at least some. I am not totally groggy. I am still waking up some at...
too but I don't like taking drugs so I switched to Melatonin...
I've done the ambien thing too but I don't like taking drugs so I switched to Melatonin. It worked to get me to sleep but I kept ...or 2. Now I take Melatonin TR and it usually helps...
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