Re: going from 12.5 ambien cr to 6.25 ambien cr. difference?
I've been on the 12.5 CR for 4+ years so I'll try to answer some of your questions. The two meds should be made of the same ingredients, they're just different dosages. And since they're both CR, meaning they have the layer on the outside to help you fall asleep quickly and then the long acting meds on the inside, they should work the same. I'm not sure you'll get relief for the short term memory problem, since it's still Ambien, and Ambien in any dosage has that affect on some people. You shouldn't have any withdrawal symptoms, because you're not stopping the med, just lowering the dosage. Have you thought about using a different sleep med altogether?