Xanax vs Zolpidem

Xanax
(Rx)
Zolpidem
(Rx)
Xanax is an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Zolpidem is a sleep medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.6
Concern level
1.3
Concern level
2.1
Approval Date
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October 16, 1981
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
614,830 Discussions
17,962 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#4 for Panic Attacks
#5 for Insomnia
#6 for Panic
#7 for Seizures
#9 for Dizziness
#10 for Panic Disorder
#11 for GAD
Xanax is prescribed for Anxiety, Depression, Withdrawal Symptoms and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Insomnia
#2 for Anxiety
#3 for Addiction
#6 for Lack Of Sleep
Zolpidem is prescribed for Insomnia and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, our data suggest that some patients take it for Anxiety and Withdrawal Symptoms, although this is not an approved use.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Xan
Weakness
2
Weight Gain
2
Euphoria
2
Weight Loss
1
Hallucinations
1
Dry Mouth
1
Blisters
1
Impotence
1
Brain Damage
1
Vivid Dreams
1
Zol
Hallucinations
8
Euphoria
4
Drowsiness
4
Nausea
4
Hangover
4
Dizziness
3
Amnesia
3
Headaches
3
Sleep Walking
2
Blackouts
2
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Xanax
Xan
Zolpidem
Zol
Weakness
Xan
Zol
2
0
Weight Gain
Xan
Zol
2
0
Euphoria
Xan
Zol
2
4
Weight Loss
Xan
Zol
1
0
Hallucinations
Xan
Zol
1
8
Dry Mouth
Xan
Zol
1
0
Blisters
Xan
Zol
1
0
Impotence
Xan
Zol
1
0
Brain Damage
Xan
Zol
1
0
Vivid Dreams
Xan
Zol
1
0
Hallucinations
Zol
Xan
8
1
Euphoria
Zol
Xan
4
2
Drowsiness
Zol
Xan
4
0
Nausea
Zol
Xan
4
0
Hangover
Zol
Xan
4
0
Dizziness
Zol
Xan
3
0
Amnesia
Zol
Xan
3
0
Headaches
Zol
Xan
3
0
Sleep Walking
Zol
Xan
2
0
Blackouts
Zol
Xan
2
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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Not Available
C Category C
Before taking Zolpidem during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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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.
There may be a negative interaction between Zolpidem and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg
Tablet: 1.75 mg, 3.5 mg, 5 mg, 6.25 mg, 10 mg, 12.5 mg
Spray: 5 mg/spray (0.1 mL)
Food Instructions
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Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.).
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Alprazolam
Zolpidem Tartrate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Xanax and Zolpidem: 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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