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Doctors warn of combination of sleep-aid with alcohol and other drugs

10/10/2014
12:08 | Author: David Perry

Combining Ambien and Alcohol
Doctors warn of combination of sleep-aid with alcohol and other drugs

Police say the prescription drug Ambien can be used with alcohol and other drugs to place people in vulnerable or knocked out states.

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The drugs also cause amnesia while they are in your system.

'That's exactly what the drug does. By slowing down the brain, you inhibit the brain's ability to form memories. And because they can't form those memories, the next day they don't have those memories,' he said.

Police say he allegedly combined the sleep aid Ambien, with alcohol and morphine. Experts say there is danger of combining these drugs and have advice for potential victims.

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'There is a window when the drug is starting to take effect where you're conscious of its effects, drowsiness, sedation and slurring of your speech.

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Holiday Drinking How 8 Common Medications Interact with Alcohol

8/9/2014
02:24 | Author: Emma Coleman

Combining Ambien and Alcohol
Holiday Drinking How 8 Common Medications Interact with Alcohol

In some cases, mixing alcohol with medications can be dangerous.. Combining sleep aids, such as Lunesta or Ambien, with alcohol can be.

Gastroesophageal reflux and ulcer drugs.

Most Americans who use antidepressants are taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) — such as Zoloft, Prozac and Paxil — and there is less evidence of these particular drugs interacting adversely with alcohol, Qato said.

"The danger of combining alcohol and some medications is real and sometimes fatal," said Danya Qato, a practicing pharmacist and doctoral candidate in health services research at Brown University in Providence, R.I.

Drinking can be harmful when taking certain over-the-counter and prescription pain relievers because alcohol intensifies the effect of some pain medicines.

Older people are at a particularly high risk for drug-alcohol interactions because they often take more medications than younger adults do, and are more susceptible to alcohol's effects on thinking and motor skills, which may result in falls and other injuries.

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Can you have a reaction between Ambien and alcohol the next day

6/8/2014
04:36 | Author: Lauren Ross

Combining Ambien and Alcohol
Can you have a reaction between Ambien and alcohol the next day

You don't mention whether you're using regular Ambien or the extended release version (Ambien CR), but per the clinical literature, you can have a.

How far apart in time is the alcohol comsumption to the taking of the Ambien? How much Ambien are you talking about? How much alcohol? Is the person in quesion healthy (i.e. is there any reason that the person may take longer to "break down" the Ambien or the alcohol than would be typical)?

Higher amounts of alcohol comsumed.

Both items are "depressive" in nature (their effect on the body).

Having a coexisting medical condition that would delay breakdown of either Ambien or alcohol.

Higher doses of Ambien.

It goes without saying (I hope!) that the 2 shouldn't be mixed.

So.....Things that would increase the liklihood of a reaction:

Ingesting both items closer together in time.

Being female (due to lower weight) Being low weight.

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Ambien Side Effects Thread Page 1 - Medical News Today opinions

4/7/2014
06:28 | Author: Emma Coleman

Combining Ambien and Alcohol
Ambien Side Effects Thread Page 1 - Medical News Today opinions

Ambien And Alcohol Posted by Leonna on 15 Feb 2007 at 4:08 pm I am the. I personally have been taking Ambien for only a week now, and.

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Confessions of a sleeping-pill junkie - today health

2/6/2014
08:00 | Author: David Perry

Combining Ambien and Alcohol
Confessions of a sleeping-pill junkie - today health

She told me she'd been taking Ambien — and that it had changed her. exacerbating my behavior by mixing Ambien with alcohol, one of the.

Laurie Sandell lives in New York City.

You might have seen reports floating around that reheated pasta is "diet-friendly," and healthier for you than its freshly.

In treatment I was surprised to find I wasn’t the only Ambien addict, not by a long shot: Some people mixed it with something more insidious — cocaine, meth or, like me, alcohol — but sleeping pills were a popular crutch.

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