I have been taking the sleeping pill zolpidem tartrate 10mg for over two months now. I understand it disrupts natural sleep rhythm. I want to get back to natural sleep but I am I drug dependent. Can I stop taking this drug ? Will natural sleep return ? I hope you can help Raymond XXXXXX
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Suddenly stopping the drug is not recommended.
You should try and reduce the dose over a few weeks.
This should preferably done with the guidance of your GP.
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Your natural sleep will take time to return slowly.
You may also develop withdrawal symptoms such as various mood changes, anxiety, panic among other symptoms if you withdraw suddenly.
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Thank you. I will try to reduce the drug slowly, if I think of any further questions I will let you know.