The benzodiazepine is usually never considered as the cause by
Gastrointestinal: Acid Reflux, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
The widely prescribed sleep-inducing hypnotic zolpidem (Ambien%C2%AE) suppressed nocturnal arousals and awakenings in response to acid reflux events and increased the duration of each esophageal acid reflux event in healthy individuals and patients with GERD.
Benzodiazepines can result in side effects.
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Long term use of benzodiazepines can result in dependence, risk of abuse, cognitive issues, sometimes memory disturbances. But gastric side effects in most cases, though can occur but seen usually in first couple of weeks of therapy. Regular use of very high doses can cause gastric ulcers or gastritis but these side effects are rare.
Ambien helps in sound sleep without compromising the sleep architecture.
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