Ambien vs Clonazepam

Ambien
(Rx)
Clonazepam
(Rx)
Ambien is a sleep medication.
Clonazepam is an epilepsy medication and an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Satisfaction Score
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2.8
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
1.8
Concern level
1.9
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.7
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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December 16, 1992
September 10, 1996
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
215,418 Discussions
122,060 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Ambien 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 Seizures
#7 for Panic
#9 for RLS
#10 for Social Anxiety
#11 for GAD
#12 for Restlessness
#13 for Shaking
#14 for Sleep Disorders
#15 for Epilepsy
#16 for OCD
#17 for Panic Disorder
#18 for Spasms
Clonazepam is prescribed for Anxiety, Insomnia and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that some patients take it for Withdrawal Symptoms and Depression, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Amb
Hallucinations
3
Headaches
3
Grogginess
3
Drowsiness
3
Sleep Walking
3
Hangover
3
Nausea
2
Weight Gain
2
Nightmares
2
Dizziness
2
Clo
Euphoria
3
Weight Gain
2
Weakness
2
Weight Loss
1
Nightmares
1
Dry Mouth
1
Impotence
1
Apathy
1
Hair Loss
1
Vivid Dreams
1
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Hallucinations
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Headaches
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3
0
Grogginess
Amb
Clo
3
0
Drowsiness
Amb
Clo
3
0
Sleep Walking
Amb
Clo
3
0
Hangover
Amb
Clo
3
0
Nausea
Amb
Clo
2
0
Weight Gain
Amb
Clo
2
2
Nightmares
Amb
Clo
2
1
Dizziness
Amb
Clo
2
0
Euphoria
Clo
Amb
3
0
Weight Gain
Clo
Amb
2
2
Weakness
Clo
Amb
2
0
Weight Loss
Clo
Amb
1
0
Nightmares
Clo
Amb
1
2
Dry Mouth
Clo
Amb
1
0
Impotence
Clo
Amb
1
0
Apathy
Clo
Amb
1
0
Hair Loss
Clo
Amb
1
0
Vivid Dreams
Clo
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 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 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
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg
Tablet: 0.125 mg, 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.).
Ingredients
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Zolpidem Tartrate
Clonazepam
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Ambien and Clonazepam: 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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