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Will it hurt me to take 20 mg of ambien for just one night?

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will it hurt me to take 20 mg of ambien for just one night?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
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Age: 40; Female, California
Expert:  Pauline replied 8 years ago.

This is outside the normal recommended maximum dose. 10mg is the maximum safe dosage.

At double the dose then you are increasing the risk of increased drowsiness lasting into the next day, respiratory depression, and risk of coma as well as impact on the heart.

If you have already taken this dose then you should go to ER for observation.

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