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Ambien overdose: How much amount of Ambien to OD?

Can you prevent an unintentional Ambien overdose? Yes.

In this article, we cover how Ambien overdose happens as well as general guidelines for how much Ambien is safe. If you have questions about Ambien overdose, we invite you to ask them at the end. We try to respond to all legitimate Ambien questions with a personal and prompt reply.

How does Ambien overdose happen?

You can take too much Ambien (zolpidem) for a number of reasons. If you suffer from insomnia, you may take more Ambien than directed to try to get relief. In fact, if you increase the amount or the frequency at which you take Ambien,it’s easy to unintentionally overdose on Ambien. Another way to OD on Ambien is to try to get “high” on Ambien, particularly since euphoric effect takes larger amounts of the drug than are normally prescribed. And some people attempt to OD on Ambien as a way to commit suicide or self-harm.

Ambien overdose – How much is too much?

The amount of Ambien you need to take to overdose depends on your body weight, previous exposure to the medication, and other factors. But there are some basic guidelines you can follow.

1. Maximum daily dosage

You’ll usually only be given 5-10 mg once a day, to be taken directly before you go to sleep. 10 mg is the normal maximum daily dosage.

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2. Avoid high doses of Ambien

At 70 mg, you may begin to experience serious adverse effects of taking too much Ambien, although this dose is low enough that you probably won’t suffer permanent injury. The amount needed to overdose can range from 400-600 mg. But even this dose probably won’t kill you – the reported fatal dose for Ambien is much higher, at 2000 mg.

3. Don’t experiment with different ways of taking Ambien

Ambien abuse does increase the risk of death and overdose. Zolpidem should only be taken swallowed as a whole pill, and only in the doses recommended by your doctor. You’re much more likely to overdose or experience adverse effects of Ambien when you chew, crush, inject, or snort Ambien pills.  And avoid mixing Ambien and alcohol.  Sedative effects are more intense when the two are combined.

Ambien overdose complications

The most dangerous complications of taking too much Ambien are related to breathing and heart rate. At very high doses, Ambien may effect your breathing or heartbeat. But taking more Ambien than recommended can cause memory loss and acting out physical behaviors in your sleep (like driving) that can put you in danger. Excessive tiredness and dizziness may also put you at risk of accidents.

Ambien overdose prognosis

The prognosis for Ambien overdose is usually good. It takes a very high amount of Ambien to overdose, and even more to experience long-term health effects or death. While taking more Ambien than directed can be unpleasant and dangerous because of the degree to which it impairs you, medically speaking in terms of OD liability, Ambien isn’t a very dangerous drug.

Ambien overdose amount questions

If you have any questions about safe amounts of Ambien in your system, please leave them here. We are happy to try to help answer your questions about Ambien, and will try to respond promptly.

Reference Sources: ToxNet: Zolpidem
FDA: Medication Guide Ambien Tablets C-IV
DailyMed: Ambien Tablet

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166 Responses to “Ambien overdose: How much amount of Ambien to OD?
kathyanemone anemone
7:58 am December 17th, 2012

10 mg is not working for me i sleep about hours on it should i try something else or ask my dr to up my dose

8:51 pm January 4th, 2013

Hi Kathy. There are ways to manage insomnia without drugs like Ambien which develop physical dependence. You can up your dose, but it may result in another block for you further down the road. Often, lifestyle changes are required for getting good sleep. Have you consulted with a sleep doctor or are you working with a family doctor at the moment?

4:19 am February 23rd, 2013

Ok. I tried going 3 nights without sleeping (avoiding sleep during day even though I was tired) and after the 3 days and nights I could not go on. HOW do you get off of this stuff? I have been on it since it first came out and touted how safe it was. Oddly, though I’ve increased my dose to the 12.5mg, it does not seem to work as well as a 10mg and a half of a 5mg. Is it legal to prescribe this? I have been doing it on my own because the 12.5 is so expensive, the Dr. doesn’t want to prescribe it as such, and the 12.5 doesn’t work as well. All of this being said I really want to stop the use of it all together but it is a miserable process. Any suggestions? No insurance so in-hospital is not an option. Thank you for any help you can suggest to get out of this nightmare of my own making.

2:46 pm February 25th, 2013

Hi Teresa. Have you tried to taper down doses? Ask your prescribing doctor or pharmacist for a tapering schedule/calendar to help you slowly get Ambien out of your system. Never cold turkey!

2:21 am July 18th, 2013

I just took 3 10 mg doses because well, the first didnt work, the second didn’t work, why not three? Are they all going to hit at once and then I’m done for??? I took them with a full stomach, so hoping that helps…

12:06 am October 2nd, 2013

My mother took 300 mg of ambein should she go to the doctor ?

1:09 pm October 2nd, 2013

Hello ophelia. Thanks for your question. What’s the recommended dose? How long have you been taking Ambien?

Adarsh Sharma
4:41 pm October 10th, 2013

very informative!

Julie Luton
5:47 pm November 23rd, 2013

I took 30- 40 Ambien and the generic Zolpediem. I am just wondering if I can ever resume a normal life. I want to return to work. My sleep patterns are dictated by an amount of 400 mg Seroquel, which I was forced to take to resume sleep patterns at a local hospital. Coordination is much less than before. I have trouble with pain in joints and hope it wont get worse. I am 48 Female….and very embarrassed at what I did. Quite remorseful. Is there any hope for me?

Julie Luton
5:49 pm November 23rd, 2013

This was over 14 days ago. I will do anything to get my cognitive skills back. So ready to do what I can to resume a normal life.

12:43 pm November 25th, 2013

Hello Julie. I hope that you are feeling better. Remorse, guilt, and shame can be helpful if we’re learning to grow from our experiences. Have you consulted with a neurologist, pharmacist, or possibly even a toxicologist on your case yet? It seems like you’ll need professional medical advice for accurate answers to your questions.

2:13 pm December 26th, 2013

My brother took 30 Ambian…he recovered within about 2 days but now he has a jerking tremmor…could this be a long term effect of the overdose?

7:18 am April 24th, 2014

I overdosed on ambien and Zoloft on purpose like 2 weeks ago and I’m out of the hospital now and I get dizzy and have chest paints frequently and I was wondering could it have caused any heart problems?

12:31 am May 8th, 2014

I need to know if you give a 30 lb dog 100 mg of ambiem will it put her to sleep? I am 300 miles from the nearest vet and have no transportation. My 18 year old dog is suffering andneeds to be put to sleep. will this do it? She has cancer and looks like a skeleton. She can’t eat for throwing up.She’s afraid of any noise and acts like ahe doesn’t know me. When She can get up she runs into the wall .she acts like she doesn’t know where she is. I am so sad, I love my dog but I can’t leave here for 6 more month’s. I can’t bear to see her suffer. Please help.

10:49 am May 14th, 2014

Hello Dee Dee. I’m so sorry to hear about your pet’s condition. I’d suggest that you phone a vet and seek counsel. But never administer Rx drugs made for humans to animals with proper guidance.

Jennifer Dirksen
8:58 am June 5th, 2014

Can you od on ambien and ativan if taken together? What if alcohol is involved?

Took an energy supplement hours ago. now can’t sleep

10:47 am June 5th, 2014

Hello Jennifer. Please call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for an assessment of your condition.

6:36 am June 11th, 2014

I have been on 10mg of ambien I use fall sleep right after I took it but now I am use to it and cant fall sleep. I STAY up all night till 5 am then I fall sleep. I use to fall sleep anytime I went to bed all my life around 9to10 when I was 16yr one night I stayed up all night went to school sleep deprived got bakeracted for insulting nurse since then I have insomina and I am on zyperaxa life hard

1:57 pm June 12th, 2014

Hello Jonas. It sounds like you’re describing the phenomenon of tolerance. You’ll need to work with your prescribing doctor to address it, and might consider alternative sleep help such as lifestyle change to diet, exercise, and mind calming practices like meditation.

1:32 am June 16th, 2014

My sister died 2 months ago. The written report listed cause of death as “Accidental – Acute intoxication from combined effects of Ethanol (alcohol) and zolpidem”. I am confused – the blood alcohol level is shown as 0.08% (legally drunk in my state), but the zolpidem level is listed as 0.10 mcg/mL. Does this not seem like a very small amount to cause death, even with the alcohol level? Do these levels change after death? The autopsy was done approximately 14 hours after death. She weighed 123 lbs, in her early 60s, and was a relapsing alcoholic. I believe she was using Ambien CR. The test also showed positive for Prozac, Soma, and Seroquel, but did not list the amounts. I can only assume the levels for these drugs were not very high as they were not listed in the cause of death, but that is only a guess. Could you give me any information? Thank you.

3:10 pm June 16th, 2014

Hello Grieving. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Part of the process of grief is in finding answers to all your questions. OR at least asking them. I’d suggest that you consult with a toxicologist at a diagnostic lab. You need a professional medical opinion in order to get a full understanding of the toxicity of these drugs.

1:49 am July 18th, 2014

I’m 5’3, weigh 95lbs and I have 10mg zolpidem, is this a safe dosage?

valelry freeman
12:44 am August 2nd, 2014

I am currently on librium its my second day and I feel a liitle more relaxed, my docs gave mezolpidem 10mg but I find them usell im still not sleeping I have no energy, I have two young kids who need me but im always tired durin the day dew to lack of sleep, im talking the 10 mg of zolpidem tartrate but I dont find its working, can I up now dose, had a physical and al vital signs were goog, if u coild help id greatly appreciate it, many thanks

8:25 am August 3rd, 2014

I have been taking a sleeping aid since the 70’s due to radiation damage from cancer. I chose sleeping aids over painkillers. Now, my problem is I need 4-5 10mg zopidem to get to sleep. What can I do? I need help please.

4:48 am August 9th, 2014

I would not go above 10mg. I have taken this does for several years and know all to well, this is the most I should take and if the does does not work, I might ask my physician to give me an alternative hypnotic, to break the tolerance, then resume the zolpidem.

Linda, taking 10 mg of zolpidem 4X a day is way too much, all you will do is become tolerant of the medication and it will not have any sedative affect, yet will affect your brain function.

It is a safe dose, yet the drug is best used short term.

I have used zolpidem at 10 mg with diazepam at 5 mg for several years. Having a terminal illness, and being over 60 years, I still will keep the medications at this dose, perhaps lower 5 mg each would be better as the drugs become less effective when tolerance increases.
No one will (reasonably) die from too sleep and the best way to deal with this is to set your alarm clock an hour earlier and drink strong coffee, then not does off during the day.

Your body will retain homeostasis in a few weeks, usually.
I am not usually on the net, as that is contraindicated to my maintaining a restful state of mind and is usually does out of boredom, so, take my advice for what it is worth. Best of luck

4:32 pm August 10th, 2014

I accidentally took ambien 12.5 cr at 7:25 instead of my acid pill. Is there anything that can be done to lessen the side effects

3:23 am August 18th, 2014

Sleep Mellissa.

5:30 am September 4th, 2014

My sister gave me 18 ambien in 8 hrs on an empty stomach after surgery instead of what I was supposed to be taking. I’ve noticed since then, even though I’m not touching it anymore, but I have memory loss and I’m sleep talking! Is this normal?

highly concerned
11:01 pm October 6th, 2014

My boyfriend gets prescribed 10mg ambien and shoots then up in his veins. I’m strongly against this and I’m highly concerned. Can he o.d from this? What are the end results of this sick behavior?

4:47 am November 6th, 2014

Hi – I´ve been taking Zolpidem 10 mg for over 5 years now – I never slept well, so I used to drink A LOT (a bottle of vodka) to get to sleep. As soon as I started Zolpidem, I quit drinking – once for all. Nowadays I can´t even have a beer! However….. I´ve created a strange relationship with the drug – as it only works for less than 2 hours with 15 mg (1 pill and a half), I take several “nappies” during the day. Problems: 1 – sometimes it does not work, so I stay like a zombie (but strangely doing everything, with a small sensation of lost memories sometimes) ; 2 – taking the drug, during the first hour after I´ve had it, makes me feel calm and relaxed only enough to get my things done! Exactly: weirdly, it has Always (since the beginning) helped me concentrate and perform things more accurately…. until I feel like “ok, now I can sleep for half an hour” (I work from home, so it´s ok to do that). Thing is I was taking almost 80 mg a day counting the 2 pills every 3 to 4 hours, and now I´m trying to reduce it….. But the major problem is not my night sleep anymore, but being able to concentrate at work, even if it´s for 2 hours every time I take the pills….. I know this is not a common typical reaction, so….. what should I do? Thanks a lot!!

11:18 pm November 8th, 2014

Can taking too much ambien leave you wired or restlessness?

10:45 pm November 17th, 2014

These pills are bad. no matter 1 or 3. how bad is 0.21? I get confused sometimes even though its simple. new mexico recorded this when driving. nothing else in me.i left home and don’t remember a thing. I was 2 miles from home. no previous record,recent award for disability. there trying to hang me with interlock,sr22 insurance and a steep fine,why the multi billion pharmacy can get away with this drug. I asked my doctor at the v.a. of 9 years I needed something for sleep. this was worse than taking lsd that I took in the early 70,s. I don’t take anything for sleep.he told me there all addicting . Thank You,Thomas

1:40 pm November 22nd, 2014

Hello , iam taking zolpidem(zolfresh 10 mg) 3 ables in afternoon and 40 mg at night.i am getting good sleep.pleae advice me if it cause any side effects

5:08 am November 28th, 2014

I took ambien with my prescription z-pack is that ok

8:23 am December 2nd, 2014

You say avoid alcohol when using Ambien. I have at most 4 ounces of 80 proof brandy before 5pm . I eat then and go to bed after 10pm. 5 hours between alcohol and Ambien. On 3 occasions I have taken 2 Ambiens an estimated 4 hours apart. What do you think?


12:40 pm December 3rd, 2014

Hello Layher. My personal opinion is that you are taking a potentially dangerous combination of central nervous system depressants in order to get some sleep. Have you considered addressing the underlying anxiety which make it difficult to fall asleep naturally?

ambien and alprzolam
7:43 am December 18th, 2014

3X1 milligram milligram alprazolam at night for bed and the 12.5 ambien to sleep at night? When I started the ambien worked or the alprazolam worked. Tonight I just took 3 alprazolam and 12.5 ambien an hour and :10 ago and I’m emailing w/ u people. Any real suggestions?

8:30 am January 18th, 2015

Don’t mix Ambien with narcotics, even small amounts of each

10:41 pm February 17th, 2015

I weight 350 lbs. I take 2 10mg of Ambien with an hour between each 10mg tablet in order to get some sleep. Is this dangerous? Thanks

9:51 pm February 22nd, 2015

Hi All. I am prescribed Ambien–too afraid to take it.. In the interim as I research more- can I ask how old some of you are? I feel bad for the mom of the young kids on here…having sleep issues? Any idea why you started having sleep issues? I am 51- and can trace back – a lot of things that I see – were a catalyst to some of my medical and mental health issues.. Stay alive folks :) One Day At A Time! Some days – one second at a time.. 😉

9:29 am April 10th, 2015

I slept on 5mg zolpedem tart rate 6.25 and in a foggy state was snorting to breath but was hard to wake up. I was on my back. Luckily I woke up finally. This was a fresh restart with none in weeks. What happened and is that dangerous?
I once on new fresh dose of ativan sleeping on back left my body floated to the ceiling feeling peace then wham back in my body heart racing and couldn’t breath. It was terrible. Did I die? What happened? Thesame thing?
II’m not taking ativan now though.

12:28 am April 14th, 2015

Is there a way to stop the addiction to ambien? Whenever I try to stop I go through terrible withdrawls and my ears start to ring. I’ve heard that ambien is a benzo derivative an I’ve had problems with Benzos in the past. What is the safest to get off of this medication?

11:30 am April 14th, 2015

Hi Jason. We’ve already covered this topic on how to stop Ambien addiction. Here is the link: If you need additional info, please feel free to write us again.

7:29 pm April 20th, 2015

My mom took 17 10mg Ambien in 6 days. It has been 5 days since she took her last 3 to 4 10mg pills. How long would this much Ambien stay in her system. And could she experience Detox/withdrawal systems. My mom is 83.

Thank you

2:20 pm April 21st, 2015

Hi Shelley. If your mother is not feeling any withdrawal symptoms by now, she will be fine. The medication will be eliminated from her system in a few days, while Ambien metabolites may be present for a little longer. If she experiences any unusual effects, you can take her to the doctor. But I believe she will be just fine.

10:18 am April 23rd, 2015

Complocatesa still

We need to learn more about the dangers of over doraahea

4:06 am April 29th, 2015

I am a senior in college and have been taking ambien since my sophomore year. My typical routine is drink a couple 12 onze beers and take the two ambien around 10 or 11. I plan on easing off when i graduate but for the time being i would like to stick to my routine. I admit i have a problem to it but feel it would be hard get off with all the of the school stuff on my plate. Here is the thing though, I get 30 10mg every month and i am usually finished with the bottle within 10 or 15 days, so that leaves me another 15 days to be off of ambien, and i never have withdrawl symptoms i just take some melatonin when i am out of ambien. my question is has there been anybody that has not woken up or had a heart attack in there sleep from doing what i am doing? I never really drank alcohol and took drugs in high school, i guess to get to my point is how long would i have to expect to stay in my routine until liver or heart problems start arising? my family does not have much of a past with these health defects if that can be taken into consideration at all.

5:30 am May 1st, 2015

I TOOK A 10mg ambient at 1:30 pm today and just took another at 11:00 pm toning is it safe?

4:42 pm May 2nd, 2015

My grandson who is 9 and weighs about 90 pds. took 5 ( 10 mg.) of ambien. He is staggering around and his eyes are droopy.

6:14 am May 6th, 2015

Ambien is safe if used properly. Always take the medication in bed. 20mg is considered the max dose. Some people may need the extended release version. The strength of these are 6.25 and 12.5. Ambien does not work like a true cns depresent. It would take a lot of pills to overdose. Taking it with alcohol doesn’t add to the drugs effectiveness. It actually negates the drug. Also chemical addiction is less of a concern. Drug is listed as a control more for it’s safety concerns. You should not take this medication before you are prepared for bed. Every once in a while I will have a conversation in bed before I fall asleep that I don’t remember in the morning. Takes pillow talk to a whole new meaning. XD.

Cathy Granger
5:29 am May 7th, 2015

My neighbor came out to talk to me, he is soo high he said he took 10 ambians and drank 4 or 5 beers.he is a big guy over 200 pounds. He told me he has taken 30 at a time before. Should I cal 911 on him

7:08 pm May 11th, 2015

i have not slept for two nights and i feel like a zombie. i took 10 mg ambien last night at 830am and woke up still tired at 1030am i took anothe r 10 mg ambien at 11am and i havem’t been to sleep yet? what is wrong with me?

2:51 am May 14th, 2015

I took to ambien 12.50mgcr twice last because I woke up at 2 a.m. and could not go back to sleep. What should I do tonight? Thank you for helping me.

Ck go
10:56 pm May 17th, 2015

I accidentaly drank 11 pieces of ambiem with is call zolpidem what shoud it do?will i be overdosed??? Please reaply asap

11:14 am May 18th, 2015

Hello Ck go. Please call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 to talk to a poison expert to assess your condition and provide guidance on what you should do next.

7:26 am May 21st, 2015

If someone who normally takes 1 5mg ambien a night took 8 a one timr what would the likely side effects be?

3:49 am May 22nd, 2015

10 and 20 mg. of ambien do not put me to sleep. last night i took 30 mg. went to sleep — woke up a few hours later — had some fruit juice and went back to bed and slept. seems i have a tolerance when it comes to sleep aids, i’ve taken 30 mg. of valium and felt nothing, also 20 mg. of flexeril, 2 mg. of ativan. i want to sleep. i tried forcing a small, glass of wine which i don’t like and that doesn’t put me to sleep.

2:13 am May 27th, 2015

My daughter believes she swallowed a 90 pill supply of 10 mg Ambien in the middle of the night after first taking 2 pills to go to sleep. Did she do permanent damage (she doesn’t detect any)? Do the effects last more than a few hours (days or weeks)?

2:42 pm May 27th, 2015

I had a great 2 night bender with a pal. Stayed up 2 nights. End of night 2 whilst sipping some fine red wine we decided to take 2 10mg stilnox each to wind down..and wow ..I turned into a incoherent zombie! Was amazing walking over the soft mountains growing through the carpet. I can’t remember much else but I’m told I sat their awake and slurring weird gibberish . So it was fun. But dangerous? Could have been I suppose. But I came to fresh as daisy

1:43 am June 3rd, 2015

Thank you for the article

4:25 pm June 5th, 2015

Dan, if she did swallow that amount you should take her to the doctor immediately. Request tests to make sure no organ damage has happened as a result of the overdose. Are 90 pills really missing?

7:27 am June 13th, 2015

i took 2 ambian sleeping pill by accident and im woundering if that would be considered and overdose the ambian i take is 12.5cr

1:48 pm June 20th, 2015

My best friend is on 10mg of ambien- she’s also been on dilaudid for 4yrs. When out of pain meds I notice she seeks other drugs and alcohol to ease her pain and sleep. The other day she doesn’t remember anything and her 20 ambient were gone- she don’t remember taking them or drinking her husband’s beer!! I’m worried. She seemed ok yesterday..but I’ve talked to her at length over meds; she’s not addict, but her body is!
How do I help?!

6:49 am July 7th, 2015

Yesterday I took 1 mg of Xanax with 10 mg of ambien and didn’t do a thing. Then today I try 1 mg of Xanax and 20g ambien its was ok but o need someone else

3:05 pm July 7th, 2015

I’m prescribed 2 10mg at night before bed. I’ve been taking them for about seven years now and have definitely acquired a tolerance to them. I know I shouldn’t but sometimes when I just can’t sleep I’ll take 3 10mg instead of 2 10mg. And that’s what I did tonight. I feel fine but still can’t get to sleep… And that was taken 5 hours ago, would it be safe to take them again? I have to get some sleep, I’m just soo tired. Any info will help and be appreciated.

1:43 pm July 16th, 2015

Hey There! I have a question regarding the overdose of Ambien. My girlfriend has been taking excessive Ambien for the last 5 years, and has been hospitalized thrice in the last year for a convulsion, all three times being a cause of electric activity, assumed to be caused by the overdose of Ambien over a long period of time. I understand that she had been taking about 200mg per day on average. She recently decided to get off it and did so very well for about 2 months, after which she relapsed. The reason she takes them is because they are the only thing that soothes her during an anxiety attack, which she has been getting a lot of lately. I was wondering if those anxiety attacks were just actually effects of getting off the drug completely, and if so, how would you suggest she should go about calming herself down in those situations. She has stopped taking Ambien for a week now again. Please let me know if there’s anything you can do to help, since I really want her to be rid of these issues and not depend on these meds.

Any help will be highly appreciated.
Many thanks in advance.


10:05 am July 19th, 2015

Replying tp Ophelia….I took an Ambien 10 mg after a big midnight snack (two bowls of cereal and some ice cream) and it took an very long time to take affect. Take it on an empty, or nearly empty, stomach if you want it to work fast.

7:28 am July 21st, 2015

I have a question about my daughter that is 9 years old and recently got into my ambien sleep pills that she see me take every night and decided to take one. I take 12mg one a night and she put in her mouth when I noticed what she had did I made her spit the rest out. I think she only took about a third of my 12mg pill but she is starting to act drunk to put it right at the point. I have given her some liquids to drink, we went on a short walk around our neighborhood and now I am feeding her a meal. Please tell me what you recommend will she be ok and just need to sleep it off or should I take her to the ER.

10:25 am July 21st, 2015

Hi Sandie. If you are not absolutely sure how much she took, I’d advise you that it’s best to get her to see a doctor.

5:33 am July 25th, 2015

Ambien confusion

1:24 am July 27th, 2015

its says not to crush or chew but the instructions on the bottle say half or hole can i break it in two and be safe?

7:49 am August 4th, 2015

I have been taking this for some time. Only one per night. Is there any danger for prolonged use?

7:42 pm August 5th, 2015


7:59 am August 16th, 2015

I just took one 10mg zolpidem. I also take oxycontin and effexor and trazadone. My dr.cautioned about breathing being sedated and did not want me to take it together but I did. Do i now have a potential problem?

@Kathleen, go see a different doctor and see what they say. let us know too.

7:52 pm August 16th, 2015

i had a brain anneurysm about 18 months ago spent 30 days in a coma i want out of this life last night my wife and caregiver who hates me now slapped the bottle down in front of me and said here take them i didnt know how many i needed so i took 4 pills instead of 1 dont remember a thing until the next morning but i guess i fell out of bed a couple times i feel like shit today

7:22 am August 21st, 2015

I am 5’10” and weigh in at 211 lbs. I am prescribed 10mg ambien for insomnia however there is no affect with 10mgs except for being wired. Last night I took two 10mg ambiens and slept for 1 & 1/2 hours. Not much help with a busy life of family and work. Will I be okay taking 30mgs all at once to try and finally get more than 3 hours of sleep?

7:43 am August 21st, 2015

I took 7 ambien tablets earlier. Will it hurt me?

9:31 am August 22nd, 2015

Hi I’m feeling struggling with PTSD and have yet another major surgery on Tue I’m taking 35/40 over 24hr period only thing that takes pain away what should I do I’m so afraid can’t eat sleep its torture can you help me please thankyou

7:43 am August 24th, 2015

I took one ambien at 10-11ish 12;30 can by n I said its not working I’m a take another one… I’m still up starting to feel like if this doesn’t work what else???

5:09 am September 1st, 2015

I had taken my 10 MG dose of ambien and forgot I took it and took again.will I be ok

3:44 pm September 1st, 2015

can you od on 1800mg of ambian?

1:20 am September 2nd, 2015

For people who have a hard time getting off ambien and sleeping, take 2 benadryl instead to sleep. I have been there and done it until I could get my sleep pattern back to normal

12:01 am September 3rd, 2015

I have been taking 10 mg of zolpidem for 7 1/2 years, due to insomnia. I have tried several times to get off the sleeping pill, but end up awake all night and go back to using it. I am adding melatonin 1-4 mg, GABA, Sleep Aid from Costco, valerian, and other herbs that help with sleep, and sometimes homeopathic sleep aids. Help! I still have a really tough time sleeping even with all this. Is Trazodone as dangerous as zolpidem? I try to exercise and eat right and use a sleep apnea CPAP machine. My BMI is 26.

6:43 pm September 6th, 2015

If I have a few drinks and mix heavy doses of ambien, zoloff, Hydrocodone and colazapane to eliminate pain in my body am I in danger of dying.

10:51 pm September 7th, 2015

I haven been on ambien 10mg for bout 9 yrs I also take soma. I was having irritable legs and some where in the nite I took 2 more!! Something I never have done! Can the mixer of soma and ammbie Cause rthis! ( waking up and not know)

4:01 pm September 8th, 2015

I find myself take 2-10 mg pills at night with 1-2 5 mi gram of xana . Then if I wake up I’ll take another 1-2 pills and mix it with 1 more xanax. I want to go to sleep real fast and then when I find myself awake during the night struggling to go back to sleep I take more. This is ridiculous, I want to get it together. But now since I have so much in my system, its going to stop working. How do I clean out my system so I can go back to just taking 1-10mg tablet a night? I have suffered with insomnia for over 40 years. Please give me advice and help me figure this thing out. Thank you

1:35 pm September 10th, 2015

I bet you if you’re wasted and you take even 5 ambien you’re done.

9:48 pm September 10th, 2015

I was given Ambien over 15 years ago for fibromyalgia. But I also had serious depression at that time. I was on pain meds too. Now I have generic Zolpidem and had talked to my Dr about having some odd effects of sleep walking and doing things but not remembering the next day. I also had a recent fall and diagnosed with a concussion. My Dr has given me Cymbalta and I still take oxycodone, valium and zolpidem. Now comes the difficult part. My kids are all grown & moved on. I have been alone a long time. I sometimes rented my spare room to have someone in the house besides myself. A neighbor that is a minister asked me over a month ago to take in a young man that was going through a difficult time. I found out he had lied to us both and was an ex-con with a long history of violence and had been sent up for 15 years for having sex with a 12 year old. Now the minister won’t have anything to do with him and I’m stuck with him. I found out he suffers from hallucinations and psychosis. Not being treated at this time but he consumes large amounts of alcohol and turns mean. He says mean things to me. Not hitting yet. I had upped my sleeping pills so I don’t have to deal with him but my sleep walking is worse. I had told every Dr I see I feel depressed. I am supposed to have back surgery soon and told I am pre-diabetic. Some years ago I suffered some really bad things that I can’t talk about but in the end I had multiple cuts & burns and my body is covered with scars & had 3 skin grafts. I think now I am re-living it. Probably triggered by sinking feelings & depression and dealing with this guy staying in my home. Police even came here once recently because he threatened to kill people & burn down a local store. I don’t understand why he did not go to jail. The cops just ignored him & his threats to them as well and let me take responsibility. I think they thought I was his mom. I don’t like alcohol but lately I get some & mix with my meds and now mixing all my meds with it. I had taken as many as 6 Ambien at a time but over this many years I have a stock pile. I am so bad now I don’t care if I “accidentally” die. I get told by this guy I am old and stupid, ugly & so on all the time. I am at the end of my rope. I have asked him to leave but he won’t & I know with him it is different this time. If I go to court to do an eviction I know he will get revenge on me at some point. I have no friends and he so often tells me that too. No one visits not even my kids. Even if I can’t OD on the sleeping meds by themselves with the increasing sleep walking & memory loss and thoughts of suicide on my mind I know if is just a matter of time before I may do something worse to myself even if I can’t remember what I did. My Dr is aware I have a problem boarder and of his history but I was ashamed to let him know how he treats me and how I am handling it which is not too well. I don’t think I suffer addiction because over the years I have stopped all drugs that are narcotic for even months at a time with no side effects. This is situational at the moment.

5:53 am September 12th, 2015

i am a 50 year old diabetic woman with difficulty staying asleep. My doctor prescribed 5 mg ambien. While they help me fall asleep, I have not experienced a deep recuperative sleep. Would it be safe to take 1 1/2 pills (7.5 mg) to get a deeper sleep? Please advise….thanks in advance

10:17 am September 20th, 2015

I just took 100 mg of ambien. What should I do?

oif veteran
11:53 am September 22nd, 2015

First off I seek no pity from any parties that read this information, nor do i want to discuss anything beyond this post.

In 2013 I attempted to overdose on 5100mg of ambien (thats 510, 10mg tabs or 17 months of pills at 30 a month) a lethal dose is around 2500mg for the average adult. As a bonus I had a lovely case of pneumonia when I attempted.

I took the pills in the evening, and woke up in intensive care a few days later after a 3 day induced coma, so debris could be removed from my lungs. I had white lung in one and the other was on its way. I spent a total of 10 days in intensive care and 12 days at VA facility. [Family found my unconscious body and initiated medical services within 12 hours of suicide attempt]. Living equals: medical bills, most covered by VA, some not….out of network costs…

So what the side affect of living after ambien overdose attempt. I now have something that is being called “dumping syndrome” which falls currently under the grand umbrella of IBS. Essentially after eating food, the digestive process is skipped for the most part and is processed into waste, immediately. Bowel movement within 30 minutes of eating, anything. The real negative, is that _digesting_ food is extremely painful when not medicated. I enjoy cooking, hate eating, it kinda sucks once it starts to hurt after you consume food. (Current medical testing as of this post has been exhausted)

The temporary long term solution is a different family of Rx pills. Except this time you get to take several types of pills anytime you eat or drink liquids other then water. If your thinking 500 pills is a lot. My current medical conditions require me to consume 550 to 600 pills every 30 days so I can eat food. I do occasionally visit emergency rooms for this condition, extreme pain.

TL:DR: took under 1000mg of ambien? your fine. sleep it off.

5:32 am September 26th, 2015

how many 10 mg of ambien would you have to take for blood toxic results are 47141

7:53 pm September 28th, 2015

How much ambien should be taken in one doze for a total amnesia?

5:34 am October 5th, 2015

Would taking 61…10mg of Zolpidem and 41…6.25 mg of Zolpidem…plus 81..300mg of gabapentin plus Advil,motrin,alieve and tyloynel mixed with beer wine and scotch cause and overdose or just turning into a vegetable state?

8:59 am October 8th, 2015

I’m building a tolerance for ambian. So I need to known how much is to much? I’m taking up to 10 mg Night and it s not helping. What do I do will it be okay if I took 5 more

4:33 am October 11th, 2015

W\hat if she is combining Ambien with other relaxants such as trazdone, Seroquel, and and the occational vicodin,

1:08 am October 14th, 2015

Olivia how much did you take? Did you drink it?

10:25 pm November 4th, 2015

I have all symptoms of taking too much ambian… How can I wing myself off this drug so I don’t feel so bad. Its scary feelings I’m having! Please help me asap

Ambien daily
12:01 am November 10th, 2015

i take Ambien daily to help me sleep which i can not do on my own after a motocycle accident about 1 1/2 years ago if i do not take it and skip a night my mind races with thoughts all night and wake up seems like every 15 to 30 min is this normal

7:05 pm November 12th, 2015

Hi Sharleen. Call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for an assessment of overdose risk or with help on what to do next. If you are getting worse, call 911.

Emma P
4:59 am November 13th, 2015

I’ve been on ambien 10mg for about 2 years now prescribed to me by my psychiatrist. I think I’m both dependent and addicted to it. While I have yet to take more than 20mg at once, I take more than prescribed almost every night and always crush the pills into a fine powder before taking them. I’ve also snorted them and mixed them with alcohol and other drugs. I find that ambien gives me a rush of happiness and I can’t go to sleep until the “high” fades, about an hour or so later, because I want the feeling to last. It seems like I’m not even using it for its actual purpose anymore- but I can’t sleep without it when I try. Would I need to go to a treatment center for help with my addiction, or does my problem sound manageable because of my low doses?

1:46 pm November 13th, 2015

Hi Emma. I believe that a treatment center stay can help you detox first, and then work on the reasons why you got so hooked on Ambien to help prevent future addictive behaviors that would lead to unhealthy habits. Call our trusted treatment providers through the free helpline number you can find on our site.

6:52 pm November 28th, 2015

my mom and i take ambien to sleep i take one every night and i fall asleep two hours later well my mom takes two at night it makes her sleepy and she sleeps but two hours later she wakes up and takes more and does not remember me my stepdad and my sister keeps telling her she needs to stop she will for a while but does it again how can i keep her from doing that again i am so tired of her being this way my stepdad gives us enough to take through the week and he keeps the rest for another week but she is still doing it she does not even remember how can i help her she scares me and i can not be mean to her because my stepdad takes my stuff away for yelling at her and now that i can not get it through his head that she needs to be yelled at

8:24 pm November 29th, 2015

i take 12 ambien a day. i take them to block out arthrites pain. im so depressed i just want to sleep my life away. i never go out, and i see no 1

11:54 am December 1st, 2015

I dropped one of my sleeping pills by accident and can’t find it anywhere now so I’m freaking out, which is 7.5|Z zoplicone I’m not sure how u spell it but I can’t find it and am worried my dog will and then eat it or try to eat it #anxiety #freakedout #helppppp

12:50 pm December 1st, 2015

Hi Kristina. Vacuum the area where you dropped the pill and don’t let your dog in that room until you find it.

9:58 pm December 4th, 2015

I found a friend having taken 90 stilmox plus 70 xanor and two bottles of wine. With no damage? how can that be?

no name
5:25 am December 15th, 2015

I am miserable. Im 64 and live with my son, his wife and thir daughter. I have medical issues and my son thinks im a invalid. My sisteres r in their upper 90 and can still travel by plane. I dont

8:14 am December 16th, 2015

I HAVE BEEN SO TIRED OF NOT BEING NORMOL I HOPE I DONT WAKE UP SO I CAN HAVE PEACE I have tried so many times to end this pain . I find hope in sleep The local priest is very helpful for understanding andbeing kind but I am to tired to go on and ambien is sitting in and I can no write well I truly love all my children and Grandchidred

2:40 am December 30th, 2015

My husband died this way. I only want to TRULY know how much he took to cause this. My husband was a VERY heavy man (3+) please help me find answers to ease my mind.

4:38 am December 30th, 2015

My doctor prescribed me ambien 5mg because I can’t sleep at night I’m also a dialysis patience. When I take it like 9 pm I’m up after 1am before I even feel the effect and sometimes I have to force myself to sleep. So I was wondering if I take 2 pills at oncewill I get addicted or over dose because that’s not what I want I will suffer the sleepless night if that is the outcome

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
1:13 pm December 31st, 2015

Hi, Lisa. I’m very sorry about your loss. Do you have autopsy results? If yes, then, I’d suggest that you speak with a toxicologist or a coroner or another medical professional about your concerns.

4:36 am January 2nd, 2016

I went to take my nigh time medications and then all the sudden I wondered if I took 2(10mgs each) Im panicking right now, if someone knows about this I would be appreciate it, and I also am on alprazolam too,thank you so much

6:35 am January 5th, 2016

Just took 10mg. Thinking about taking a lot more and knock out for a few days

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
4:12 pm January 6th, 2016

Hi, AB. Please consider that it is illegal to consume medications other than prescribed, and you put yourself at risk.

5:40 pm January 6th, 2016

I want to take all of my ambien28 of them 10mg along with my muscle relaxers and pain pills. Think it will kill me.? Or just a miserable trip to a hospital so ii can get thej real help i need.?

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
11:33 pm January 6th, 2016

Hi, BillyJo. Please consider what you are going to make. Think about your family and friends. You are not alone!

6:48 am January 10th, 2016

What is the amount of tartrate u need to take to go to sleep and not wake up?

8:25 am January 10th, 2016

Alcohol and ambien is a bad combination!!! I took 30 mgs of zolpidem drank a quarter bottle of vodka then went out to the bar and was living it up. Woke up in the hospital I had fell off the bar stool to the floor hit my head and was unresponsive when emts arrived. But waking up with catheter in my goods puke on my hospital gown and a mean hangover the next day!!! It was not fun and I only remember small bits and pieces of the whole thing.. I stopped drinking that day

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
7:05 pm January 10th, 2016

Hi, Joella. We’re here to help you, not to give lethal dosage (which varies from person to person). Please, reconsider what you want to do. Think about your family and friends. You are not alone, and every problem has a solution…

7:19 pm January 16th, 2016

I have been on ambien cr 6.25mg for two weeks and it is not helping I am going to bed after taking and waking up at two am. I also have a few cocktails of cinnamon whiskey mixed with orange cream soda from 4pm to7pm, I take the ambien cr about 10pm, and am still waking up. is the fact that I am drinking alcohol making me wake up, I would think it would help me sleep better along with the medication. please advise

9:30 am January 19th, 2016

this just proves you should not be taking ambien ~ people seem to want to od rather than sleep.
It’s best to grab night time tea and also warm milk with honey for natural sleep.
Also look into Ayurveda and maybe some calming meditation but obviously this is not the drug of source for anyone
Billy it’s never worth it~ life is but a script and we all need to carry out our gift of purpose and going out is not the choice.

12:13 pm January 19th, 2016

I have been taking zolpidem 10mg for about 2 years now. At first I would take 1/4 for a few months then c1/2 for a few months them 3/4, until I got to the full 10mg. It took about a year. But now I have to stop taking it for at least a week or two so that I can get the sleep effect back. Like now I don’t know what to do anymore. The only way to achieve sleep is to take a little more, like 12mg or 15mg. But even that’s not working anymore. I’m scared to keep climbing the dose higher and higher. I’m scared one Day I might take to much and never wake up which I read is rare, but still scary. I’ve been real good taking it til now. I don’t like having to up the dose just to be able to sleep again . I’ve tried EVERTHING and nothing works for me but ambien. So if any of u know of a similar but better drug then ambien please let me know. I have Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder. Please let me know. There is nothing more frustrating than not being able to sleep, because the society and ur family and friends expect u to be all chipper in the morning. I’m like leave me alone I haven’t slept in 48hrs of course I want to sleep, but im waiting to finally get sleepy. It’s a horrible problem with no cure that has been ruining my life since I was a child. Ever since I found ambien I was like wow really this pill will help me sleep. And it does work beautifully, but the tolerance issue needs to be address. What do I do know that I’m beyond the recommended does but that’s the only way it will still work. Please help any suggestions or even suggest something similar to ambien would be very much appreciated!!!?

8:37 am January 21st, 2016

My bro took 250mg of zolfresh and cut is leg vein nd I jst took him to this hospital when he will normal.!

6:38 pm January 21st, 2016

To Mel—I know you said you’ve tried everythimg, but have you tried lots of exercise? I don’t mean pumping iron all night; I mean taking a long, long walk after dinner. Relax a bit after dinner then walk at an easy pace for at least an hour and longer if you can. I’ve found that this is something works for me…being outside in the fresh air helps a lot. Also, force yourself to stay up a bit late…resist the temptation to doze off after dinner or in front of the TV or while reading. Dozing for even five minutes early in the evening will prvent you from getting into sleep mode later in the night.
Have you tried meditation? Nothing mystical about it—close your eyes and focus on a pleasant thought, visualize a springtime meadow or something peaceful, and breathe deeply and slowly. The breathing alone should help.
Reading at bedtime also helps, and if you find yourself falling asleep with the light on, leave it on. The act of reaching for the switch may take you out of the falling asleep mode and you’ll have to start over.
These are things that have helped me immensely,,especially the exercise. I wish you well!

6:45 pm January 21st, 2016

To Laura—
I’ve gone the alcohol and sweet drinks route also and I always wake up,in the middle of the night. My doctor told me to restrict liquids atter 8 PM. The. professionals comsistently advise against alcohol late at night because while it may knock you out, you usually wake up three or four times a night. In the morning you don’t feel rested; you feel groggy and even hung-over. Try to say up late doing some activity in your house or taking long walks. It’s a huge challenge, I know. All the best to you.

6:46 pm January 21st, 2016

Syed, I hope your brother will be alright!

1:04 pm January 24th, 2016

I took some of the am ambians that I have from my Dr I took Ike 5 or 6 of then figuring I would be okay I took then like 330 eastern nine in still pretty light headed a sissy how log will it take to wear off

9:32 pm January 25th, 2016

I was wondering if
20mg will be an overdose

12:33 am January 26th, 2016

my son took 19 ambien. they just took him to the hospital. will he live?

3:36 am January 29th, 2016

Why is it not recommended to mix different kinds of Ambien/Zolpidem, such as 5mg/10mg type pills and the extended release 12mg?

6:24 am January 30th, 2016

I took 7 abiein last nite went to hospital was drinking alot .would I still have a headache and nose bleeding .what is that from

7:19 pm February 3rd, 2016

I took Topamax for three weeks according to doctors instructions, and became very ill and ended up in the emergency room on December 23. Four days later after stopping the Topamax, I overdosed on Ambien and some other meds. That was the beginning of January and I still feel very sick with nausea, insomnia hot flashes, chills, malaise, breathlessness. At the ER, bloodwork showed liver and kidney problems, but bloodwork two weeks ago show no current problems. I need help to know what to do and where to go.

3:33 am February 8th, 2016

My regular, prescripted dose is 5 mg. I took 10 mg tonight.

Usually with my 5 mg dose taken, when i clos e my eyes I see these “friends” and villiages, This sm ay sound very silly but that si what ahppens. It goes on for about 1-2 hours and then I fall asleep.

Now this night I took 10mg because I thought that doseage may get me to sleep even sooner. But boy was I wrong(I am under the effects of it now) and its freaky. Whats supposed to be this little box here looks like a white paper napkin flying and wavingin the air. Howver now it looks more like a bookcase. This is completely beside the point. I get this urge. This urge to find my plush dog that I had when I was very little. I searched in the storage place (the garage) for a couple of minutes but did not find anything.

I really just want to sleep and not have these urges, help

7:00 am February 10th, 2016

I had 2 beers tonight and before bed took my ambien without thinking cause that’s my routine. I know one enhances the other. Will I be ok?

2:21 am February 11th, 2016

I suffered with dependence on ambien, nor co and zanex due to 45 surgeries I had by 25. Smoking or vaporizing cannabis will eliminate all of those depencies and give you your life back. God bless, don’t give up.

Silly Seal
7:12 pm February 13th, 2016

Julie Luton:

My ambien overdose was over a 3 yr. time period (on and off). I know exactly what you are going through.

You need to see your doctor immediately. Your doctor needs to taper you off ambien (maybe limit your pills). You need to eat, drink lots of water, and get nutrition.

Yes, you can resume a normal life. It takes a bit of time. Your “coordination is much less than before”, will eventually go away.

“I have trouble with pain in joints and hope it wont get worse.” This is partly due to the dehydration that so much ambien caused. I was put on Klonopine. My chest pains and joint pains continued for weeks. I couldn’t function normally.

When I was put back on ambien and took one pill a night (as you should), ate right, hydrated myself, and rested, only then did my chest pains, and joint pains go away.

Many doctors do not understand that when someone overdoses on ambien, other medications do not work to heal the damage you did with the ambien (because the sleep/rest is not the same).

You must take your ambien once a night (no more), and eventually you will return to normal.

Silly Seal
7:32 pm February 13th, 2016

If you take more ambien than you are prescribed, it is ABSOLUTELY dangerous.

Do not take together with Xanax. It felt like I had my head smashed for a week or so.

I would like to share my experiences with ambien overdose (on and off). I have been taking it normally for a very long time (due to constant pain from a doctor’s unauthorized and invasive medical procedure/injury to me).

It was triggered a year after the death of my dad. Last year I was in the ER a few times (I put myself there). When my mother suddenly died, I went through 140 (10 mg) pills in approx. 2 months. I was admitted to the hospital for several days from the ER. It messed up my EKG normalcy, I was super dehydrated, and even dehydrated some of my organs (including my teeth). My teeth felt like stone.

I’ve been through super severe headaches (feel like a bullet went through your head for days), extreme chest pains, severe stomach pain, dehydrating surgery scar tissue and organs in my body (which was extremely painful), vomiting, total body numbness, forcing myself to eat, gaining 50 pounds (I lost 30), massive confusion, saying things (blurting out) I would not say normally, I could not function normally or concentrate (I’d never drive the car, use stove/oven, or other equipment), severely sweating out (my “detox” days), drowsy speech, dehydrating my lips to the point of them being cut up and painful, terrible ear aches and sore throats, choking on some foods, and keeping salt in my body that swelled my ankles from constantly laying in bed (I don’t even eat much salt). Many times, I had back pain from not being able to stand properly (until I was fully hydrated again).

I may be missing some more of my side effects from my list.

In addition, not being able to work, enjoy life experiences, or doing every day stuff, during these overdose times. It kept me from visiting my mother more.

When I took 3-4 or more in a day, but not more than 8 pills (sleeping, then another one), it made my digestive system like it never had food in it. Thus, vomiting for 2 days while forcing myself to eat.

I had no feelings to go to the bathroom, no feelings to eat, and mostly felt every pain I suffer from (even pains that had subsided).

My sleep was messed up for several days after the overdoses, until I was taking it normally again.

Over time, it takes me a really long time to fall asleep now (eventually my sleep will get faster again the more normal I take ambien, and live my life right).

This last time felt as if I were dying. My parents would kill me if they knew. I’ve went back to taking ambien normally, as I want my life back.

I’ve lost a good three years of my life that I can never get back.

I hope you can use this information to educate others, as that’s what I’d like to do.

Thank you.

5:04 pm February 15th, 2016

I have been prescribed Zolpibem ER 12.5 MG Tablets. Sometimes it helps me fall asleep but only for a few hours, then i’m UP the rest of the night and just waiting to ,bathed and cook and make breakfast for my children and then take them off to school. school. I know that I certainly havent slept enough, exp: If I take one Zollpibem around 11:00pm and go to bed..I’m wide awake at 3:00am. Completely unable to fall asleep again. So I remain awake through the remainder of the night until 11:00pm the next evening. Physcially, it’s begun to take it’s toll on me. Also emotionally and mentally. I don’t have sleep apnea. I just CANT SLEEP. I would like to know if it possible to take another pill during the long night after I have awoken without having the possibility of overdosing.

2:54 am February 16th, 2016

I have been taking ambien for over 13 years. I’m an alcoholic have been sober 9 years. The combination is what landed me in legal issues. Sober ever since. I’m taking celexa. Depression lipitor. Cholesterol. Lisinop blood pressure. And today was diagnosed with essential tremors. Wow. I’m 55. 5’10 219 pounds. Fairly active. I’m scared to stop ambien but feel it is needed. Do not like taking all this and then affects my liver and rest of my body,mind. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

7:37 pm February 18th, 2016

Hey there. So I suffer from preety bad anxiety I have recently taken 30mg of diazapam wich has had a calming effect on me but I still struggle to sleep can I take 30mg of diazapam followed by 10mg of zolpidem will this mess me up/am I going to die!!!. Cheers

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
8:51 pm February 18th, 2016

Hi, Tom. I suggest you speak with a doctor about your anxiety, and insomnia.

7:49 am February 22nd, 2016

Ambien addictive, really? I have taken 5mg of Ambien on and off for over 10 years. I been on and off many times. Off for almost a year once. I have not had a problem with it. I take it when I need it and don’t when I don’t need it. Taking it right now because I have a loved one who is dying, and the stress is not allowing me to sleep. Yet I need to be up and helping during the day and be rested. I have never had a problem with any of the things people are saying about the drug. I stay in bed all night, no eating, sleepwalking, sleep driving. It is my sleeping pill of choice, I hope they never quit making it. I think most people are not following the instructions. No alcohol, no doing anything after you take it, but go to bed and stay there. Period!!!!!

9:28 pm February 23rd, 2016

I took 20mg of Ambien at 6 am. Is it ok to take it again at 8pm? If I decided not to take it tonight would it be on for me to have a beer around 8?

3:26 am February 24th, 2016

20 mg zopidem does not work. sometime it makes me euphoric what to do.

7:02 am February 26th, 2016

My 8 year old son had taken my 10 mg ambien by accident and immediately became disoriented crying dizzy and I was panicking so I helped him to vomit it up. He is talking and back to himself now except still slightly dizzy when walking. I’m scared and want to bring him to the ER. Could he be in great danger or will he be ok now since he has thrown up and talking like himself? I’m very worried about Any damage that could Have been done. Someone please give advice quickly.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
11:33 am February 26th, 2016

Hi, Jenn. I suggest you take your son into the ER. Or call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for an assessment of overdose risk.

6:55 am March 6th, 2016

I am on so many mess becaus of a bone disease I’m dying from. I’m 34 and have been on so many mess since I was 15. I can’t sleep from severe pain and a lot of times I get desperate!!! I have 2 small children so NOT sleeping isn’t an option. I just finished taking 3 12.5 ambien, 2 5 hydrocodone, 2 4mg tizanidine, 60 mg cymbalta, and added a unisom. I’ve done this several times when my pain is unbearable. Should I be doing this? I’m not trying to hurt myself I’m just really really desperate to sleep. I’ve slep 4 hours I 6 days!!!!!

10:58 pm March 6th, 2016

My wife was really sick when I got home so after her not being able to talk right or walk. I found out she took about 20/ 10mg of ambien. What should I do. She is passed out now

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
12:26 pm March 7th, 2016

Hi, Tim. Take here into the hospital, or call 911 ASAP.

7:06 am March 10th, 2016

I take 12.5mg ER at bed…. I can’t remember if I took it or not..,, will taking two be harmful!?

1:41 am March 27th, 2016

I have taken 2 10 mg zolpidem within 5 hr of each other for sleep and pain relief am I in any danger please help me.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
11:02 am March 28th, 2016

Hi Ann. If you don’t feel well, call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for an assessment of overdose risk or with help on what to do next.

5:24 pm April 9th, 2016

I’ve tooken 7ambien last night thinking there was something else..very scared is something going to happen to me.they were 10mg.can someone help me with this.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
1:22 pm April 11th, 2016

Hi Monica. Call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for an assessment of overdose risk or with help on what to do next.

9:46 pm April 24th, 2016

Three days ago I was prescribed 39 tablets of 5 mg Zolpidem (Sublinox) and to take 1-2 per night. This morning there are 4 left. I don’t remember taking them all, in fact, I am sure there must be 10 more around somewhere even if I took 4 per day instead of 2… My experience on the Z drugs is the amnesia is the worst. I forgot things, overdose without being aware, write scathing emails and letters that I have no memory of and even once bought insurance the first that I heard of was a week later when the policy arrived. They can be good for sleep, but have some supervision – left to my own devices, at least, they don’t last and they cause trouble, though so far no sleep-homicides or anything like that….

11:36 pm May 22nd, 2016

Hi i have a friend who accidentaly took 6 pills pf ambient. Dont know the dosage, also like 6 or 8 zoloft and 6 or 8 ativan. I call 911. But i want to know if she is going to be ok. And if she is going to develop permanent damage. Please respond me Assap

4:45 am May 28th, 2016

I took a solider 6.25 over an hour ago and just took a second dose. I have been awake for over 72 hours due to a bad reaction from my Effexor. Anyone else dealing with this? Sleep please ??

2:24 am June 10th, 2016

I got a 2nd offense dui from driving under the influence of ambium which I don’t remember. I am prescribed 10 mg from my dr. My blood level came back 550 t 120 or 4.0 how high is this reading? And how do you go about reading your levels is this a high reading? What is a normal reading?

12:14 am June 22nd, 2016

my 11 year old son that weighs 60 accidentally took a 10 mg ambien will he be ok

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
5:51 pm June 22nd, 2016

Hi Tim. Call 911 ASAP.

10:03 pm July 4th, 2016

I was reading about ambien overdose and through my research, I have found that some other meds can amplify Ambien’s effects. For example, I take Flexiril for neck spasms, Ibuprofen and Lortab for sciatica pain and Klonopin for anxiety. What are the chances of something bad happening if all these conditions manifest at the same time and I take the prescribed amount for each one in addition to my 5 mg Ambien at bedtime?

12:33 pm August 22nd, 2016

I think my husband od’d by accident. We’re on vacation, he grabbed the wrong medicine container we’d filled with his daily pills. He took 9 days of Ambien at once, 90mg. He’s 68, I found him passed out, couldn’t wake him for about 10 mins. Finally did, got him in a cold shower, 2 large cups of coffee. I tried to get him to go walking outside, we’re in a motorhome, but he is too unstable on his feet, barely can stand. His breathing seems OK, I have no way to check his heartbeat, but his mental state is quite altered. He knows who I am, but not where we are, he’s baiscally talking mumble jumble about all sorts of things. I’m trying to keep him awake, is that the right thing to do or is it safe to let him sleep. I’ve got no car here to take him to the hospital and we’re in a small town, I’d have to drive him in. We live in Alaska, there aren’t a lot of hospitals

11:29 pm August 23rd, 2016

Well that sucks. You would have to take 200 pills to kill yourself.

1:49 pm August 24th, 2016

Hi Karen. You have to get him to the hospital. If you can’t drive him maybe you can ask someone to drive you. Call 911, they should have ambulances or even helicopters ready for medical emergencies in less-accessible towns.

You can also call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 to speak with a poison expert and get advise on what you can do next.

1:04 am October 9th, 2016

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