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Can you overdose (OD) on Ambien?

Yes. You can OD on Ambien. But it takes very high amounts of Ambien to overdose, making it difficult to take too much Ambien at once.  So what can you do to protect yourself from an accidental Ambien overdose? And how much Ambien to OD?  More here. Plus, we invite your questions about Ambien and overdose at the end.

Can you overdose on Ambien?

Yes, you can overdose on Ambien. However, it takes very high amounts of Ambien to be seriously dangerous. Since doctors normally only prescribe Ambien for very short periods of time (typically 7-10 days) it would be very difficult to obtain enough Ambien to die from an overdose. Plus, the length of time Ambien stays in the system is relatively short.  However, even in normal doses, some people can react very badly to Ambien, so it’s important to be very careful when taking this medication. Ambien abuse also increases your risk of potential overdose. In fact, you’re much more likely to overdose on Ambien if you take it ways other than prescribed. This medication should only be taken swallowed as a whole pill, and only in the doses recommended by your doctor.

What happens when you overdose on Ambien?

Ambien overdose symptoms may include sleepiness, confusion, and difficulty breathing. Furthermore, taking Ambien to “get high” can have unpleasant side effects, including memory loss and acting out behaviors in your sleep (including driving) which can put you at risk for physical harm. The likelihood of these side effects goes up with higher doses of Ambien.

How many Ambien is too much?

The recommended daily dose of Ambien is 10 mg, once a day before bed. At 40 times that recommended dose, 400 mg, cases of non-fatal overdose have been reported. However, as little at 70 mg of Ambien at once can cause illness, including feelings of nausea, headache, and muscle pain. Still, it takes a whopping 2000 mg of Ambien to be fatal, which is 200 times higher than the normal dose. It would be very difficult to obtain enough Ambien to be fatal.

Ambien overdose help

If you’ve taken too much Ambien and start experiencing serious symptoms, including trouble breathing or irregular heartbeat, you need to get medical attention right away. Contact a doctor immediately if you think you may lose consciousness. Do not take Ambien if you know that you have a tendency to sleepwalk to act out daily activities in your sleep while on Ambien.

Overdose on Ambien questions

Do you still have questions about OD’ing on Ambien? 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 with a personal and prompt reply for all legitimate queries.

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74 Responses to “Can you overdose (OD) on Ambien?
Rich
5:10 am October 14th, 2012

I recently ended up taking 8 Ambien. After I took my first 10mg pill, I went to bed. But I kept getting up and thinking I needed to take my meds. So, I took another. This happened all night until I had accidentally taken 80 mg. I have no memory of this. My wife counted my pills and was the one who discovered it. If you take Ambien, you will suffer from short-term memory loss. I once got dressed, drove to Walgreens at night and dropped off a Red Box movie. Again, I had no memory of this whatsoever.

10:42 am October 15th, 2012

Hi Rich. Thanks for sharing more about the dangers of dosing on Ambien. I wonder if you’ve tried a more “gentle” sleeping aid such as melatonin or even lifestyle changes such as exercise and meditation? These might help if you give them some time to work.

Pat
5:45 pm April 11th, 2013

What would happen if you take Ambien and Hydrocodone together?

mike
1:01 pm September 28th, 2013

i take ambein to sleep can ..ambien i take 2can i get a overdose ???

1:45 pm October 2nd, 2013

Hello Mike. You should take Ambien only as prescribed. How many mg of zolpidem have you been prescribed?

Saucy
10:28 am January 21st, 2014

I am up to 400 mg per night and still cannot sleep. Do I need inpatient drug treatment? How long would it take me to ramp down on that dosage? Is outpatient treatment a viable solution?

1:55 pm January 22nd, 2014

Hi Saucy. These are great questions. Both inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment can work for you…but you can check out this flowchart to figure out which can be better for you: http://addictionblog.org/infographics/inpatient-or-outpatient-infographic/. Check with your doctor about tapering doses of Ambien. Generally, it’s better to withdraw from zolpidem slowly, over the course of many weeks. S/He can set up an individualized tapering plan made just for you. Does this help?

Sam
8:27 am January 27th, 2014

I’ve been taking ambien for a year now to sleep. The weirdest is the memory loss of the last hour before bed. I can never remember what I was doing, or if I got up. There have been times I’ve gotten up and my roommates have had conversations with me in which I sound drunk. I won’t remember it until one of them tells me the next day.

12:12 pm January 27th, 2014

Hello Sam. Have you reported these symptoms to your prescribing doctor? Keep in mind that Ambien is not meant to be sued for more than 6 weeks at a time.

wisdom
5:01 am March 12th, 2014

ambien will mess up ypur lifer

Michael
3:33 pm May 3rd, 2014

I’m so lucky and thankful that I’m still alive, I tried to commit suicide a couple years back. I took about 50 ambien, A handful of Ib Profin, and a handful of buspar. Obvious information but don’t ever take too much of this medication. I was sick for two days and that amount of ambien made it to where I was seeing double vision for a day, I don’t remember all of what I did, and it made me incapable of walking. I had to crawl to the fridge to get tea to prevent dehidration and my apartment was very messed up from trying to pick up food items and anything I could find to stay alive once I woke up. This medication has given me unwanted effects even in small recommended doses, blurry vision for example. I think it’s a dangerous drug.

Meghann J
12:49 am May 18th, 2014

My ex took about 13 10mg AMBIEN two nights ago. He is experiencing the shakes and also extreme sweating. He was prescribed two a night but when he took them the other 11 and didnt know it. Went for a walk…doesnt remember even doin that.

1:20 pm May 19th, 2014

Hi Meghann. For acute overdose information, call the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.

KRISHNA K.
12:09 am June 25th, 2014

I have got addicted to alprax 4mg along with 50 mg of zolpidem but even this dose is not effective in sleep. I wanted to come out of drugs, but at the same time I want to have peaceful sleep. Please help me because so many doctors gave me alternative drugs that makes things worse (even one doctor has proscribed medazolam) Please give me proper and permanent solution.
Regards

b
7:11 am June 30th, 2014

I took 100mg and experienced some extreme symptoms the next day. My heart ached with palpitations, I was dizzy and almost fainted numerous times, it was extremely hard to breathe. I stuck it out because I really don’t have an addiction and was scared to go to the hospital and them want to admit me to rehab. I no longer take ambien, it was after the first pill that I just kept popping them like they where candy. Is this going to have long term effects? My fingernails are somewhat bluish and it’s the 3rd day. My heart no longer hurts but palpitations are still current and I have fits of anxiety that I’ve never experienced. Could there be long term damage here? Should I see my doctor? I’m a little freaked out that I’m just going to pass out and not wake up. I no longer take ambien and no longer will ever take it again.

1:48 pm June 30th, 2014

Hi b. Call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for a free, on the phone assessment of overdose risk or with help on what to do next.

Jen
3:34 am September 15th, 2014

I took ambien and built of a resistance and then i had to take 20 mg to even get an effect. I drove in my sleep, had inapropriate chats on Facebook and said things i would never say to people i was just auqiantances with . I was seriously embarassed and not only that i did not remember shit. I ate everything in the whole house including 25 minature pancakes, waffles, crackers and a box of ice cream. I gained 8 pounds in one week and it was horrible. The worst thing out of all of this besides the humiliation was the fact that an ex had called me and i ended up going to meet him, woke up at 4am in his room and remembered nothing at all. I mean zero. Then their was the alcohol i added to this which made things 10 times worse and no memory.Needless to say i was making a host of bad decisions and all of this stemmed from Ambien.When i tried to stop taking it i went to sleep and had night terrors, was seeing people that was not there and i was scared as hell. I am not taking it now and i am not drinking anymore but this drug caused me so much anxiety that i felt just like i did many years ago when i was in active addiction and never again. I will try yoga, exercising and meditation but never again will i try a hypnotic like this.

BLW
2:40 am September 22nd, 2014

You would be surprised at how easy it is to get Ambien. I take it once every great while for sleep. I used to take it more because of insomnia, which is coming back. Anyway, I was taking 10mg, the typical dose. I now take half that because it gives me migraines the next day otherwise. Anyway, I get a 90 rx with refills. Every couple of months, I can refill it so that I don’t run out. I take it very rarely, so I have quite a supply. I don’t know why I keep filling it. Well, I do know. It is my safety net. I know I can escape if it comes down to it. But it has been a very long time, so that probably isn’t going to happen. That said, I’m going to take one now and hopefully get some sleep.

mary
6:58 am October 7th, 2014

Whateffects should i expect taking 6 10mg ambien at once

9:00 am October 7th, 2014

Hello Mary. Taking 60 mg of Ambien at once can cause some health problems, make you feel ill, nauseated, and cause headache, and muscle pain. Remember that administering more than 10mg a night befor going to bed is not recommended.

Gloria
5:24 am November 16th, 2014

i have been on Ambein for over ten years couldn’t ever have a nights sleep without it 20mg. Had to do something effecting my health slowly tapered off and used every food supplement I could find to help ones that help the most lots of vitiman c Cal-mag fish oil multi vit lots of b’s finely the main ansewer I found was a really good form of Melatonin and a homapathic wonder called Rescue pearls u can get them anywhere CVS any health food store. For the 1st time in many many years I sleep peaceful restful sleep. Thank my God for guiding me to this ansewer. I hope this helps some one. Be very careful this is a real danger, I had Dr’s who knew what I was doing. Even then had some confusion,muscle problems , and blood pressure problems make sure u get help, and very slowly. It is so worth it. Good luck.

ray
12:41 pm November 29th, 2014

My half-uncle is thinking of suicide.. his friend told me he took 20 ambien pills. Unfortunately Idk the quantity in mg he has in this. Can someone help? Can he die from this dosage?

3:54 pm December 3rd, 2014

Hi Ray. Call an ambulance or get someone to take your uncle to the ER. The recommended daily dose of Ambien is 10 mg.

Anisha
6:18 pm December 12th, 2014

My best friend overdose on Serta 100mg 50 tablets, Zolfresh 10mg 50tablets, Clozapine 100mg 50 tablets. She is 37 yrs old. Plz guide ahead. As soon as possible……..

2:51 pm December 16th, 2014

Hi Anisha. Call 911 or get her to the ER as soon as possible!

Joleree
7:19 am January 31st, 2015

I’ve been on Ambien for years and on a few occasions have taken 2 to get to sleep 2 if I woke too early, then 3 the nxt night 2 more if I wake ect.
On both occasions I believe I poisoned myself having ingested too many in such a short amount of time. The hangover and recovery time is usually a BRUTAL
60 hours of slepplessness, extreme headaches, violent and painful dry heaving, sweats and chills and just pure misery.
I’ve dealt with sleep issues for years but I’m fairly confident in advising that multiple ambien 2 or 3 nights in a row just isn’t the answer. That sickness
that the OD causes is horrific.

Wayne
2:33 pm February 2nd, 2015

I have chronic pelvic pain. I have been taking 20 mg of ambien for years . It is the only sleep med that has worked for me. It also reduces my pain for a few hours. often I take 5 mg during the day.also .I am trying to cut down .
So now I am taking 15 mg / day for two week, then 1 for two weeks and then perhaps stop . Is this slowdown doable without serious withdrawal symptoms? Sleepless nights are terrible. Is there anything I can take to help me sleep while I am slowing down from ambien ?

3:47 pm February 3rd, 2015

Hello Wayne. I’d recommend that you seek professional advice from a pharmacist or from your prescribing doctor. You need medical supervision during a taper after developing dependence on a hypnotic drug like Ambien. My best to you.

seeingstars
11:18 pm February 6th, 2015

If i take 12.5 cr for thirty days will i need to titrate off ambien i really dont want any withdrawal symptoms already went through that crap with opiates.

MackK
2:58 am February 10th, 2015

Neighbor just overdosed (died) on Ambien today. Apparently not as difficult as reported.

6:19 pm February 10th, 2015

Hi seeingstars. Good that you are planning on not taking Ambien anymore after 30 days. many people fail to realize it’s for short-term treatment of insomnia only, and shouldn’t be used longer than 4 or 5 consecutive weeks. Even during such a short time, dependence to Ambien can be developed, so it’s best to gradually lower doses in the following weeks before you stop completely. This way, withdrawal symptoms will be less uncomfortable.

Hi Mack K. I’m very sorry about your neighbour. Chances of overdose increase exponentially if a person is taking the medication for the first time and over-does it, and especially if mixed with another drug (illicit or prescribed) or alcohol.

Cheryl
6:30 am April 21st, 2015

I have been on Ambien (90 a month) combined with several other drugs like Potassium, aspirin. allergy, vitamins, Valium( 90 a month). Ultram (100 a month) Oxycontin (90 a month) Lyrica, Furosemide, Allopurinol. Most have been taken for 15 or more years. My Dr is retiring and they do not know where I will go now. To stop all this after over 15 years can be harmful. MY insurance is already saying the will not cover the oxycontin and I have no money to afford it. A few I have stocked up on like Ambien. How much is too much Ambien? I do strange things at times when I take it like sleep walk & do things out of character. What if anything would happen if I took maybe 300?

Brandon
8:52 am May 2nd, 2015

I just do take one every night, and tonight when I took it I felt very sick, can’t od on it just by one pill a day right? At the same time everynight

Lois
3:49 pm May 13th, 2015

In the past few weeks I’ve exponentially increaoursosed my dosage of Zolpildem to 80-100mg. a the result is tharday. I take 10mg. before I go to bed, but usually need to take another to fall asleep, but usually wake up after two or three hours. I take another 10mg to fall asleep again and then can settle in for about another five hours of very deep sleep with vivid dreams. Then I wake up again about 4-5.00 for another 10 mg. and settle back into vivid but not unpleasant dreams.I’m retired and don’t need
to or want to get up so early. As a result I grab a couple of beers and 10 more mg. and try to settle down. In Vain.

Suggestions?
9:34 am June 10th, 2015

Are there any longer term effects of taking, say, 10 mg of Ambien with 3-4+ beers and 1-2 bottles of wine? I’m honestly asking for a friend, who I am starting to suspect took 1 of my ambien one night for whatever reason. That night she was fine one minute and the next became increasingly agitated and belligerent…. Instigated a fight with me then drove to another friends house and instigated more drama. She told a lot of very big, unforgivable lies (I realize this may not be pertinent to the story but the point is she does have a penchant for lying/drama but it has never been as bad as that night). And I realize that 3-4+ beers and 1-2 BOTTLES of wine is a lot to drink but It was also over 4 hours or so (still a lot- I know) and she is a pretty seasoned drinker (like I’ve seen her drink way more and not react like that). But anyway she just recently told me that she doesn’t remember hardly anything from that night… Has no idea how she got that drunk… Says her BF got off that night and had never seen her that messed up and he almost took her to the ER. Says she was sick for like 3 days after that and it just got me to thinking like what if she had gotten into my medicine cabinet and taken something. I do take other psych meds (klonipin, Remeron, and concerta) but by the time I even considered her taking anything it was too late for me to accurately count and figure out if any were missing especially since I can be noncompliant at times and miss doses (working on it) but I did think to Check the ambien since it was prescribed to me back in 06/2012 and I had never touched it (too afraid of adverse reactions honestly) and there were only 29 left out of 30. I realize there are a million different things that could have happened to that one pill in the 3 years since I filled the prescription and they’re probably expired at this point anyway BUT I just have to know if any of this could support possible evidence of her taking my ambien and mixing it with so much alcohol. Mainly the 3 day sickness part. Please let me know what you think! Thanks

Page
7:25 pm June 14th, 2015

I have been on Ambien for almost 8 years straight, 10 mg every night, I can not sleep at all with out it,I get terrible pains all over my body if I don’t take it and yes I am suffering memory lose and my eyesight is failing also experiencing mood swings when I can’t get it.Most nights it only works for 4 to 5 hours unless I take more. I would love to get off this medication but I am in to much pain when I try to stop.I have spoke to my Doctor but she says that Ambien is harmless

Lauren
5:38 am July 10th, 2015

Is it ok to take a 5 ambian then get into bed with one glass of wine

6:22 pm July 14th, 2015

Hi Lauren. As you could read in the article above, it is not recommended and can cause harm.

Kelly
5:00 am July 21st, 2015

Already took 40mg about to take 40mg more is it too much

Alaira
7:59 am August 6th, 2015

Last January-albeit, I wanted to die- I swallowed 14 10 mg Ambien pills on an empty stomach. That’s another thing that a lot of doctors don’t make clear enough; taking the drug on an empty stomach makes it much more effective.

Speaking as someone who’s actually experienced an actual overdose on a much smaller dosage than what the article above states, I thought I’d give some insight.

Having snuck away upstairs for less than ten minutes, I’d take a pill, swallow it and wait 30 seconds before I took the next- so on and so forth, until soon all 14 were gone and quickly traveling through my bloodstream. So quickly, as a matter of fact, that in attempts to walk down the stairs and into the main room of the house which I was staying, I tripped on the bottom step and fell face first into the door knob, completely unaffected. I remember nothing from that point until the flashes of the inside of the ambulance. From what I’m told, there was a lot of screaming, falling around and threatening and making advances toward punching both my boyfriend at the time and the first responding police officer in their faces. It’s all black in my mind, and that’s the most terrifying part.
I will say, that waking up in a hospital bed with the faces of your loved ones peering down at you lovingly and concerned is a game changer for anyone feeling suicidal and like this may be a good route for you. It’s not. Suicide is almost never a valid option, and if it were, this wouldn’t be the way to go.

If you’re lucky enough to be able to convince the hospital that you’ve “learned your lesson” and the suicidal activity is passed, they might just skip the 72 hour psych hold and let you go home.The next week, maybe longer depending how much you consumed, your entire body will ache. You’ll feel like you are unable to do the smallest things; getting out of bed, undressing for a shower, BREATHING. It’s excruciating and boy does it linger.

The point in all of this being; you can overdose on much less Ambien than the information above states, in an affecting situation. It’s a dangerous drug, and one that’s hard to shake once you’re in its clutches.

Fun fact: I actually popped one right before stumbling across this as I was heading to bed.

Deborah
12:24 pm August 21st, 2015

I toolk 9 10mg yesterday

Big Daddy D
4:08 am September 6th, 2015

Haha yeah its a real trip!

Heather
4:37 am September 15th, 2015

Can taking too much ambien effect your memory?

CHRIS
3:44 am October 5th, 2015

My wife take Ambien. She’s been talking it going on 7+ years now. She recieves a 30 day supply of the higher dosage. Of which she goes through in about 10-12 days. She is the walking dead during this time period. Every emotional mood swing you can think of she goes through. From crying, to angry, confused and disorientated. She is in a constant fog. She’s only 36. She’s had a seizure which she passes off as lack of nutrients and vitamin deficiency(gastric bypass). I’m convinced it’s the Ambien or lack of that caused the seizure. She also walks, eating everything in the kitchen as she zombies her way through the house while the children and I sleep. When our of Ambien she makes up for it with a cocktail of benadryl and muscle relaxers (topimirate I believe). She has a script for Vicodin of which she trades an ex coworker of hers for more Ambien. She doesn’t think she has a problem. It’s Sunday, between yesterday and today she’s been out of the bed about 4 hours, and I’m being generous. She is under the influence of Ambien, sleep walks and takes more Ambien. I will hear that pull bottle rattle at least 3 times a night in a 6-8 hour period. It’s this a recipe for her to overdose? It’s it even possible to do so? It’s love direct feedback.

Jason
5:32 pm October 7th, 2015

A couple of years ago, I took a handful of ambien and woke up in the hospital. To this day, I cannot remember the events that lead me to the hospital. I can only go off what people had told me. I also noticed that some of my memories from random events are loss and I can’t remember people I have met. Besides the memory loss, are there any more side effects that I should expect in the long run?

G
6:31 am November 2nd, 2015

I had been taking all kind of sleeping pills since teen.I did suffered a trauma when I was 10,I cough on fire 60%of my body rd has 3rd and 4th degree scars40 years later,pills won’t work,I can take 60 mg of Ambien and I don’t even blink.Please,I need help,I have children,I am divorce and I don.t want to die yet,even sometimes,I wish I died in that fire,

dawn
8:29 pm December 10th, 2015

I recently overdosed on Ambien.it was five days ago and I am still in the hosptal.I was on 65 mg of methadone down from 80 in 5days time becaause I lost my fund ing .I to them took about 10 to 15 10 mg pills.I do not remember doing this..I. was taking them. To help me sleep during my withdrawals.

Meghan
11:03 am December 11th, 2015

I take ambien to sleep. It was working for a couple of months. But then I couldn’t get back to sleep. I took two, than three. Tonight I took 2, no sleep. Than I tool 8 more.no sleep! Than I took 9 with still no sleep. Taking 19 pills really bad? Seriously I need to know.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
1:19 pm December 11th, 2015

Hi, Dawn. I sorry to hear this. Hope you’ll get better soon!

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
3:11 pm December 11th, 2015

Hello, Meghan. If your medication doesn’t work, I suggest you consult your doctor to increase the dosage, or prescribe other medication. Also, I believe that 19 pills may be a huge amount for one intake.

Wit
12:39 am December 14th, 2015

My doctor percribe me with 7-8 tabs of Ambien and also 6 tabs of rohypnol per night. If this keeps on goinng, in long term will this effect my health?

Andrea
1:54 am December 31st, 2015

I took two ambien 5mg and still can sleep… Should I take two more ??

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
10:06 am December 31st, 2015

Hi, Andrea. If you still have problems with insomnia, I suggest you consult your doctor or a pharmacist to change your dosage or even medication.

Silly
9:53 pm February 11th, 2016

Dear Page,
I suggest you take one ambien a night as prescribed. Deal with the 4-5 hours of sleep. After a while one pill should work again. I suggest you walk or exercise, as this helped me, to sleep a bit better. I was injured by a doctor’s unauthorized medical procedure/injury in 2003 and have constant pain.

Silly Seal
9:57 pm February 11th, 2016

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 ambien 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.

Silly
10:04 pm February 11th, 2016

Meghan, please do not take more than one ambien a night, Please see the post about myself and to Page..

Silly
10:21 pm February 11th, 2016

The ambien information sspecifically states:
DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL, DO NOT TAKE AMBIEN IF YOU HAD ANY AMOUNT OF ALCOHOL.

This is also a sticker slapped right on the bottle (most states).

-
10:28 am March 16th, 2016

Friend took 15 within the last hour. Will he be okay? He is asleep now and will most likely wake with no memory. This was a relapse

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
2:48 pm March 16th, 2016

HI-. Call 911 ASAP, or take him into the hospital.

maria
2:06 pm April 26th, 2016

My finance took ambient I am not sure how many where in the bottle. His speech is slurred and he is really tired. It hasn’t been long since he took them what can I do. He won’t let me call 911 . He says he is fine. I am so scsred.

Dodle
9:33 pm April 26th, 2016

My friend just told me that she took 100mg zolpidem. She is alone and i don’t know anybody else in that city. I’m scared. She’s been depressed for more than a year now. Will she die?

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
4:16 pm April 27th, 2016

Hi Maria. Call 911 ASAP.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
10:19 am April 28th, 2016

Hi Dodle. Call 911 ASAP.

Mona
5:46 am May 11th, 2016

I accidentally too 6 10mg. Of ambien. I’m awake now and coherent The first 3 hours I was talkinout of my head I didn’t make sense. I fell asleep for about an hour. I have crippling arthritis and it is prescribed to when to help me sleep through the nite.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
11:14 am May 11th, 2016

Hi Mona. If you don’t fell well, call 911 ASAP.

Greg
9:14 pm May 29th, 2016

I cut a zolpedim 12.5 in half and took it 4 days ago I did not know u can’t. I am having bad headaches still. My sinuses feal weird can’t sleep. Am i going to b OK. How much longer should this last?I c doctor in 2 days. Bp is good just bad head aches. I also quit drinking alcohol 2 weeks ago can that also effect my headaches too? Help me.

PatientX
1:27 pm July 16th, 2016

Thinking of taking ambien to take your life don’t. I tried when I was younger around 15-16 years old and the side effects to this day are hard to deal with. I have short term memory loss, nerve damage where i shake constantly, and I’m no longer allowed to take anything ro help me sleep. I was young dumb and stupid if I could take it back I would. The doctors and nurses are amazed I lived, I had taken an entire bottle of 20mg pills thats around 80-100 pills. Its not worth the pain and suffering that would cause your family, if you need someone to talk to call suicide hotline.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
7:04 pm July 18th, 2016

Thanks for sharing your story, PatientX. I’m really glad that you survived…Best!

rahman
7:03 am July 30th, 2016

I’ll take 100mg ambien before sleeping …how will affect me

Dominic
7:36 am August 15th, 2016

Zolpidem…

Don’t eat anything an hour or so before you take it.

Take the recommended does. Lots of water. Don’t use milk. I find it protects the pill.

Now, slowly make a LIGHT sandwich.

Enjoy the sandwich and go straight to bed.

I won’t explain the science, but the sandwich ‘on top’ of the medication allows your body to absorb it better. Doing this increased the effectiveness and reliability of taking this medication by 30%

Hangover? Yes. Foggy Head? Yes. Body aches and pains? Yes. Muscle weakness? Yes. Other side effects? Yes. Chance of some good sleep, and any actual sleep? Yes.

Liem
3:02 am September 4th, 2016

QUIT using Ambien.. Its all in your head.. If you’ve abused ambien or currently abusing it, lower your doses night by night, until you can figure out that you actually don’t need it anymore. Taking to much ambien, long term, will shorten your mortality, —killing you faster— so obviously it is terrible for you.
Honestly, I have chronic insomnia, since I was in high school.. recently, this past year I started to use ambien and have had troubles that i’ve never had before, mentally and physically. I started abusing it, and overdosed. The majority can’t sleep.. Just do anything other than taking ambien.. You will eventually fall asleep after a day or two.. you will be fine.

Angel
4:46 am October 20th, 2016

I normally take 4 ambiens at a time in order to sleep..today itook 4 ambiens at 3pm. And a couple more hours after now its 10:30pm and took 4 more ready to go to sleep..but counting my total pills i had it seema like i have taken about 14 ambien in a 8 hours time frame i just took the last 4 which makes it the 14th..and i am feeling ok but am scared it will give me overdose once they take effect…CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME IF AM SAFE OR IF ITS BEEN WAY TOO MANY AND POAAIBLE OVERDOSE..I HAD BEEN T HOURS AINCE THE LAST ONCES I TOOK NOW I TOOK 4..PLEASE ANSWER ASAP TY

Mel
2:25 am November 24th, 2016

I have been taking 10 gmail for years when picked up yesterday’s it was a long orange pollutant fits the book description It doesn’t work they won’t take or trade thank tou

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
6:34 pm November 28th, 2016

Hi Mel. Did you speak with your doctor about this? I suggest that you consult with him/her, and also, you may speak with a pharmacist about your issue.

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