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Old 11-06-2010, 07:42 PM   #1
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how long does ambien take to kick in?

I was just prescribed Ambien for my insomnia--5 mg per night. I've taken it two different nights now and each night it's still taken me between 1 and 1 1/2 hours to fall asleep. The first night I took it about 45 minutes before going to bed, and last night I took it right before going to bed.

Can it take a long time to make you tired enough to fall asleep? Or is it just not going to work for me?

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Old 11-13-2010, 09:09 PM   #2
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Re: how long does ambien take to kick in?

5mg is a lowish dose, you might need 10mg - it usualy kicks in in about half an hour.

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