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Would it be a terrible idea to take 1 10mg Ambien pill tonight in order to fix my sleeping pattern? I have never taken sleeping pills before. My grandma suggested I cut the 10mg pill in half but it's not scored so I'm not sure if I should do that. I don't plan on continuing using sleeping pills, I just want to use it one time to get back on a normal schedule.
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[User Picture]From: actpassive
2012-12-20 05:52 am (UTC)

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I think that sounds fine
[User Picture]From: running_jumping
2012-12-20 06:01 am (UTC)

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Although benadryl works for me.
[User Picture]From: kaelstra
2012-12-20 06:05 am (UTC)

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Nope, sounds fine. I've been using Ambien for years.
[User Picture]From: southernkitten
2012-12-20 06:10 am (UTC)

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Why would that be a bad thing? You'd be using it as it's intended to be used and are not taking more than the recommended dosage. FWIW, I have cut them in half and they are fine that way as well. Some days I just need half the dose.
[User Picture]From: lilylemons
2012-12-20 06:18 am (UTC)

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I used to cut my Ambien in half... it is pretty strong, especially if you've never taken it before. It's fine to take, though.

Edited at 2012-12-20 06:18 am (UTC)
[User Picture]From: mzkitteh
2012-12-20 06:29 am (UTC)

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The responsible answer: Is it your prescription? If it is then sure. If it's not, it's not really "safe" to take another person's meds.

One pill will probably be ok. Just stick to only one and don't try to stay up waiting for it to kick in. Or your mind is in for a show.
[User Picture]From: box_of_rocks
2012-12-20 11:41 am (UTC)

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It can be split in half, btw,as long as it isn't the CR version.
[User Picture]From: alhonesty
2012-12-20 11:49 am (UTC)

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If it doesn't have scoring on the pill, don't cut it in half. When they make pills, they mix everything up (active and inactive) and then make the pill. There's no guarantee there is equal parts in each half of the pill. You may get 25% or 75% or even 10% and 90% of the active in 2 halves of the pill. If the pills are scored, you will get 50 and 50 each time.
[User Picture]From: sylviamaris
2012-12-20 01:11 pm (UTC)

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Should work. Just make sure you don't have anywhere to be the next day, just in case you wake up groggy.
[User Picture]From: enjoyliving
2012-12-20 01:43 pm (UTC)

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If the pill is not scored, do not break it in half.
[User Picture]From: verygwen
2012-12-20 06:12 pm (UTC)

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Have you tried over the counter benadryl?
[User Picture]From: atheistkathleen
2012-12-21 12:36 am (UTC)

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apparently tiger woods had crazy ambien sex on ambien