Zolpidem Withdrawal and Tapering Help
Zolpidem is a powerful hypnotic with the same addiction rate and severe withdrawal syndrome as a benzodiazepine. Our NonProfit has been helping people withdraw safely for over 14 Years. Contact the Prescription Drug Experts for help.
Zolpidem (Ambien) was launched in 1992 for the treatment of insomnia and
subsequently the DEA classified Zolpidem as safe compared to Halcion,
which had demonstrated serious concerns. The danger of Zolpidem
surfaced when reports of night driving or eating, strange behavior and
addiction were reported at an alarming rate. Zolpidem should only be
used short term due to the risk of tolerance, drug dependence, rebound
insomnia and central nervous system related adverse effects. Once
tolerance to the sleeping pill has occurred it is recommended to do a
gradual dose reduction to minimize symptoms that resemble benzodiazepine
withdrawal. Contact Us if you need help tapering Zolpidem or have questions.
Click here for more history and info on Zolpidem.
Real Results for Zolpidem Dependency
The Point of Return Program is an in-home tapering program that allows you to gradually lessen the amount of Zolpidem while also implementing the use of all-natural, calming nutraceuticals to help ease symptoms. We eliminate Interaction items to help make Zolpidem withdrawal more comfortable. Our physician recommended schedules allow your doctor to taper you off Zolpidem correctly. The success of our program over the past 14 years is due to our unmatched service and unique mentoring approach. Zolpidem can be dangerous to abruptly or rapidly stop and our program is a proven, viable, low-cost option to continue living your life while tapering. Read program FAQ page.
We are prescription drug experts that specialize in Sleeping Pill withdrawals.
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Key Components of Our In-Home Program
- Skilled Experts in Prescription Drugs guiding you throughout the process.
- Professional, kind mentoring
- Assessment at the onset to determine taper rates, potential interactions, etc.
- *Nutraceuticals specially formulated to ease symptoms, these are utilized throughout the whole process
- Unlike herbs and many vitamins, our nutraceuticals will not interact with any medications
- Information, advice and direction
- 24/7 discussion board with encouraging members and knowledgeable mentors
- Email and phone access at no charge
- Recommendations for addressing symptoms such as gut problems, headaches, pain, etc.
- Experienced team of committed experts with over 14 years experience
Break Free Today
At Point of Return, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we have spent the last 14 years helping people come off Zolpidem correctly. With customized taper rates and all natural nutraceuticals, our program allows you to control your symptoms and properly taper off Zolpidem, once and for all, from the comfort of your home. Read program FAQs
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Zolpidem history and info
Sales hit $1.8 billion by 2005 and Ambien (Zolpidem)was prescribed 40 million times in 2011 alone. The patent expired and the FDA approved thirteen generic forms of Zolpidem.
In 2001 Peter Buck (guitarist for R.E.M) went crazy on a British Airlines flight and nearly went to jail – he blamed Ambien (Zolpidem). In 2006 Patrick Kennedy, driving on Ambien (Zolpidem) had a terrible auto crash that made headlines. Shortly after, the FDA added multiple warnings on Ambien's (Zolpidem) label stating that the drug did cause people to drive, have sex or eat food without remembering. In 2013 the FDA lowered the dosage recommendations in half for Ambien (Zolpidem) for women stating, "blood levels in some patients may be high enough the morning after use to impair activities that require alertness, including driving."
The number of emergency room visits involving adverse reactions to Zolpidem have jumped 220% in a five year period, according to SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). 74% of the patients were age 45 or older and 68% were women. The adverse reactions include daytime drowsiness, dizziness, hallucinations, agitation, sleep-walking, strange behavior without awareness and daytime drowsiness.
Zolpidem is classified as a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic however its effects are similar to those of benzodiazepines. And while Zolpidem showed effectiveness in initiating sleep, it did not adequately demonstrate effectiveness in maintaining sleep.
Zolpidem binds to a subtype of the GABA receptor. GABA is a neurotransmitter that primarily works to inhibit the activity of neurons and calm nerves. It basically counters too much stimulation on the nervous system. When Zolpidem binds to the GABA receptor, it slows and stops activity in certain parts of the brain thus its classification as a hypnotic. Zolpidem diminishes activity in parts of the brain that are responsible for processing thoughts. As tolerance to the drug occurs the nervous system become hyper-stimulated, increasing anxiety, insomnia, pain, cognitive impairment, and other symptoms.
Zolpidem should only be used short term due to the risk of tolerance, drug dependence, rebound insomnia and central nervous system related adverse effects.
Once tolerance to the sleeping pill has occurred it is recommended to do a gradual dose reduction to minimize symptoms that resemble benzodiazepine withdrawal.
*While great care has been taken in organizing and presenting the material throughout this website, please note that it is provided for informational purposes only and should not be taken as Medical Advice.
*Testimonial results may vary person to person.
*The program outlined in Point of Return is not meant to substitute your doctor, instead it is to be utilized with your physician to help you with your drug withdrawal process and with his or her consent.
*Because prescription medications can cause severe withdrawal reactions, do not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician. The decision to taper any medication should be discussed with your doctor and done with their consent and support. More...