Ambien vs Melatonin

Ambien
(Rx)
Melatonin
(OTC)
Ambien is a sleep medication.
Melatonin is a sleep medication and an alternative medication.
Satisfaction Score
?
2.8
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Insomnia
2.0
Concern level
1.9
Helpfulness
for Insomnia
4.2
Concern level
1.8
Approval Date
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December 16, 1992
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
215,976 Discussions
271,837 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 Insomnia
#3 for Cancer
#4 for Autism
Melatonin is approved for Insomnia and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
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
Mel
Grogginess
4
Drowsiness
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Headaches
2
Nightmares
2
Vivid Dreams
2
Restlessness
2
Hangover
2
Weight Gain
1
Weight Loss
1
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Hallucinations
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Mel
3
0
Headaches
Amb
Mel
3
2
Grogginess
Amb
Mel
3
4
Drowsiness
Amb
Mel
3
3
Sleep Walking
Amb
Mel
3
0
Hangover
Amb
Mel
3
2
Nausea
Amb
Mel
2
0
Weight Gain
Amb
Mel
2
1
Nightmares
Amb
Mel
2
2
Dizziness
Amb
Mel
2
0
Grogginess
Mel
Amb
4
3
Drowsiness
Mel
Amb
3
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
Mel
Amb
3
0
Headaches
Mel
Amb
2
3
Nightmares
Mel
Amb
2
2
Vivid Dreams
Mel
Amb
2
0
Restlessness
Mel
Amb
2
0
Hangover
Mel
Amb
2
3
Weight Gain
Mel
Amb
1
2
Weight Loss
Mel
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.
Not Available
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Ambien and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Lozenge, Oral Drops, Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg
Tablet: 200 mcg, 300 mcg, 500 mcg, 500 mcg-20 mg-50 mg, 1 mg, 1.5 mg, 2.5 mg, 3 mg, 5 mg, 10 mg, 0.5-5 mg, 3-2 mg
Liquid: 2.5 mg/10 mL, 5 mg/15 mL, 1 mg/mL
Capsule: 5 mg, 10 mg
Drops: 1 mg/4 mL
Lozenge: 3 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Zolpidem Tartrate
Melatonin, Calcium Phosphate/Melatonin, Melatonin/Pyridoxine
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Ambien and Melatonin: 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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