What are the side effects of diazepam and Ambien?

What are the side effects of diazepam and Ambien?

What are the side effects of diazepam and Ambien?


Other important side effects include:

  • Paradoxical reactions with excitability
  • Muscle spasm
  • Lack of sleep
  • Rage
  • Confusion
  • Speech problems
  • Double vision

Possible serious side effects:


The most common side effects of zolpidem are:

  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • A “drugged” feeling, which probably reflect the action of the drug

Other side effects include:

Zolpidem can cause withdrawal symptoms (muscle cramps, sweats, shaking, and seizures) when the drug is abruptly discontinued. Zolpidem can cause abnormal behavior with confusion, paradoxical insomnia or “complex sleep-related behaviors,” which may include sleep-driving (driving with no memory of having done so). If these side effects occur, zolpidem should be discontinued.

What is the dosage of diazepam vs. Ambien?


When taking Ambien (5 mg), if it doesn’t work within 2 hours, do you need a higher dose?

You might if the 5 mg. never works for you at all. Ambien (Zolpidem) also comes in a 10 mg. pill and there’s an extended release pill that is 12.5 mg.

The thing about Ambien is that it takes effect quickly, so if there’s no noticeable reaction after 2 hours, either your body has become accustomed to the drug and you’ve developed a tolerance, or your current dosage is just not enough for you.

But, do not try increasing your dosage on your own! Always ask your prescribing doctor first!

I don’t see any reason why they wouldn’t let you go to the 10 mg. pill, unless they suspect you are abusing it or you have been on this drug for a long time already.

Ambien is like other sleeping pills. It works much better if not taken every night but on an occasional basis instead.

In fact, if the 5 mg. dosage used to work for you, you may simply need to take a break from the drug for a few weeks so your body isn’t so accustomed to it.

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