My Doctor prescribes me ambien ( Zolpidem ) for sleep.
Ambien is a hypnotic drug.
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Ambien is Zolpidem and is a hypnotic medicine. Tramadol is basically an opioid drug used for pain. The drug has high abuse potential compared to Ambien. So it is not a good idea to take Tramadol in place of Ambien.
If the drug is not resulting in sleep then you could ask your doctor to increase the dose and this will help in sleep.
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Ambien or Tramadol both are not antidepressants drugs.
No both drugs are not antidepressants. In some cases of depression Ambien is used for sleep but Tramadol is not commonly used in depression patients.
Trazodone or Amitriptyline can be used for sleep too. Both are anti-depressant drugs too and can supplement the actions of Ambien. Both are safe to use if used with proper prescription. You can talk with your doctor for this.
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