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Old 06-03-2007, 05:37 PM   #1
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Can you take both Xanax and Ambien?

Can you take Ambien for sleep if you're already prescribed xanax for anxiety?

 
Old 06-03-2007, 07:27 PM   #2
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Re: Can you take both Xanax and Ambien?

Please ask your dr

 
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Old 06-03-2007, 08:15 PM   #3
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Re: Can you take both Xanax and Ambien?

Ask you doctor but I would say it's not a good idea.
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Old 06-03-2007, 08:36 PM   #4
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Re: Can you take both Xanax and Ambien?

I'd call a pharmacy that's near you they can tell you for sure. Call one of the 24 hours ones like Walgreen's I call them all the time. I took a Xanax and a Flexeril became worried about 10 min after called my Walgreen's. She told me not to take them and then told me the side effects that would happen. I quickly made myself throw up.
I take Sleepinal and Xanax with 2 bayer aspirins but Ambien is completely different chemical. I wouldn't do it unless the pharmacy gave it the ok

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Old 06-04-2007, 11:40 AM   #5
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Re: Can you take both Xanax and Ambien?

If you read the instructions on the label of the xanax it says DO NOT take other sleeping aids-- as it slows down your heart to an extremely low and dangerous pulse.

 
Old 06-04-2007, 03:40 PM   #6
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Re: Can you take both Xanax and Ambien?

Yeah you're not supposed to my doctor prescribed both for me and told me not to combine them. If I take Ambien that night he said I shouldnt have taken a xanax within the last 8 hours or so...

 
Old 06-04-2007, 03:42 PM   #7
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Re: Can you take both Xanax and Ambien?

You certianly can. I did as my doctor suggested it. However if I take a Xanax at bed time I no longer need the ambien. Ambien or Ambien CR did not do much for me. Xanax by itself does a better job

 
Old 06-05-2007, 03:44 PM   #8
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Re: Can you take both Xanax and Ambien?

I would say yes. I was put on paxil and xanax and i still had terrible insomnia so my dr suggested ambien for me. It worked great the first night and I fell asleep in a matter of minutes and had a full night's rest. The second night, however the ambien didn't work as well as it did the night before. I also tried trazodone and that did nothing for me. I was then taken off xanax and put on klonopin and that worked too.

 
Old 06-07-2007, 05:23 PM   #9
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Re: Can you take both Xanax and Ambien?

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Yeah you're not supposed to my doctor prescribed both for me and told me not to combine them. If I take Ambien that night he said I shouldnt have taken a xanax within the last 8 hours or so...
Guess I could have phrased my question better. I meant xanax in the day and Ambien at night.

 
Old 06-11-2007, 10:51 PM   #10
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Yes, You can take both. However, the ambien is taken if your going to have trouble sleeping and only if!!!! The Xanax is to take when you feel anxious or having a bad day. It helps keep you calm and at the same time can make you sleepy. Try not to use this drug for sleeping, if you can. Use the Ambien to help you sleep that is what it is meant for. If you do take it try and take it around 9pm or 10pm it gives you 8 hours of sleep so you can feel refreshed in the morning. {REMOVED}Take care.
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Old 06-11-2007, 10:55 PM   #11
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Re: Can you take both Xanax and Ambien?

Ambien is to help you sleep not for anxiety. The reason why you sleep with the xanax is because it is a controlled substance and it has a side affect that makes you sleepy. Try not to use that as a sleeping agent, because when you need it you wont have it!!!! Use either or not both.
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