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I gave a friend at work one of my Ambien to see if it would

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I gave a friend at work one of my Ambien to see if it would help her sleep, and she ended up in the emergency room
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Judy replied 11 years ago.
Ambien in combo with other meds can sedate people more than
expected. Ambien should not be taken with alcohol or with other
drugs that depress the central nervous system. People with sleep
problems should be evaluated for medical causes before taking
meds. In cases like these, yes the side effects or oversedation
from Ambien could lead to death. Never share
your prescription meds with anyone, as an evaluation by a qualified
professional must be done to verify that it is safe and that there are
no conditions that contraindicate its use!