Drug interactions could happen in almost all kinds of tablets. The thing is it cannot be predicted accurately and that’s why the manufacturers issue warnings in their label and give special instructions to be read and followed before use.
Many people rely on generic Ambien for handling their insomnia and sleep disorders. They might not be noticed or thought about drug-to-drug interactions with Ambien and that’s why here I have given the information to help people.
Similar to other sedatives, Ambien could also cause addiction and it can interact with other medicines. When it interacts with such other drugs, the natural functioning gets changed, deviated and side effects could get increased. Before going in them, you need to know the manufacturer’s warnings about Ambien.
Warnings given by the Ambien Manufacturer is given below
- Do not take this drug if you have allergic symptoms
- Do not take this drug if you have cardiovascular disease, breathing disorders, liver, kidney problems, etc
- Consult your doctor first if you are pregnant and wanted to take Ambien.
- Medication can pass through breast milk and might have effects on the child.
Make sure that you share your medical history with the doctor and also inform them about the current medications you are taking now. Ambien itself has hypnotic properties hence it is not safe if you took some other drug that induces sleep. To avoid excessive sleep you may need to lower the dose.
- Anti-Anxiety pills
- Sertraline, Fluoxetine
- Pain relievers
- Sleeping tablets
- Rifampin, Ketoconazole
- Allergy medicines
- Cold pills
- Other types of sedative drugs
- Antifungal tablets
- Alcohol, Weed, etc
During the period of Ambien treatment avoid alcohol completely and do not take a risk such as self-driving, heavy machinery work. Avoid works that require you to strain more and put large efforts to complete it.
There is not any significant evidence that suggests about Ambien caused skin allergies and rashes. Still, if you experience such symptoms please reach out for immediate medical assistance. Make sure that you describe all of your past troubles and medication details to your doctor and pharmacist. You can also share the diet, supplement details also. Only by this, you can prevent the side effects caused by drug interactions.
If you already met with conditions like cardiac attacks, rapid blood pressure, respiratory disorders. Kidney stones, diabetes and any surgeries you underwent make sure you discuss them with your physician. Some of the problems may be already cured but unexpectedly trouble can come back through side effects. Pills like Imipramine and chlorpromazine would induce you to more sleep if they combine with Ambien. That will make you loss of concentration and make you sleep more than the usual limit. Avoid overdosing the drug and severe doses could make you lose consciousness and might end up in a coma. Drugs like Ritonavir, Atazanavir, etc makes your Ambien less effective which means you cannot achieve quality sleep. Antifungal medicines such as itraconazole, voriconazole, etc can impact Ambien.
We recommend you to consult your doctor about drug interactions with Ambien and get immediate medical help if you feel unusual symptoms in your body.