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I have been taking the sleeping pill zolpidem tartrate 10mg

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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

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.

 

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Suddenly stopping the drug is not recommended.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You should try and reduce the dose over a few weeks.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

This should preferably done with the guidance of your GP.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are you with me?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Your natural sleep will take time to return slowly.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You may also develop withdrawal symptoms such as various mood changes, anxiety, panic among other symptoms if you withdraw suddenly.

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You can reply to me by clicking the reply button and entering text in the text box.

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Let me know if you have more questions.

JACUSTOMER-btb7vc6y- :

Dr. Shahzad,

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes I am here.

JACUSTOMER-btb7vc6y- :

Thank you. I will try to reduce the drug slowly, if I think of any further questions I will let you know.

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Raymond XXXXXX

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