Ambien CR vs Valium

Ambien CR
(Rx)
Valium
(Rx)
Ambien CR is a sleep medication.
Valium is an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Insomnia
2.5
Concern level
1.6
Helpfulness
for Insomnia
1.4
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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September 2, 2005
November 15, 1963
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
11,866 Discussions
378,454 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Ambien CR is prescribed for Insomnia and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, our data suggest that some patients take it for Anxiety, although this is not an approved use.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#3 for Depression
#4 for Insomnia
#5 for Panic Attacks
#6 for Spasms
#7 for Seizures
#8 for Panic
#9 for Sedation
#10 for Headaches
#11 for Dizziness
Valium is prescribed for Anxiety, Withdrawal Symptoms, Insomnia and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Depression, although it is not approved for this condition.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Amb
Headaches
4
Grogginess
4
Sleep Walking
3
Weight Gain
2
Nightmares
2
Dizziness
2
Weight Loss
1
Weakness
1
Memory Loss
1
Numbness
1
Val
Weakness
2
Euphoria
1
Weight Gain
1
Weight Loss
1
Nightmares
1
Blisters
1
Dry Mouth
1
Impotence
1
Derealization
1
Blurred Vision
1
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Headaches
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Val
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Grogginess
Amb
Val
4
0
Sleep Walking
Amb
Val
3
0
Weight Gain
Amb
Val
2
1
Nightmares
Amb
Val
2
1
Dizziness
Amb
Val
2
0
Weight Loss
Amb
Val
1
1
Weakness
Amb
Val
1
2
Memory Loss
Amb
Val
1
0
Numbness
Amb
Val
1
0
Weakness
Val
Amb
2
1
Euphoria
Val
Amb
1
0
Weight Gain
Val
Amb
1
2
Weight Loss
Val
Amb
1
1
Nightmares
Val
Amb
1
2
Blisters
Val
Amb
1
0
Dry Mouth
Val
Amb
1
0
Impotence
Val
Amb
1
0
Derealization
Val
Amb
1
0
Blurred Vision
Val
Amb
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Ambien CR during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Ambien CR and alcohol.
Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
Method of use
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Pill
Injection, Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 6.25 mg, 12.5 mg
Tablet: 2 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg
Solution: 5 mg/mL
Syringe: 5 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.)., Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
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Zolpidem Tartrate
Diazepam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Ambien CR and Valium: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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