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What are the side effects of sniffing Ambien?

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Posted on Fri, 15 May 2015
Question: A 36 yrs old lady take the Ambien 10mg by sniff it. Scare me!! Please tell me the side effect.
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho (20 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Ambien is designed to be taken orally.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.

Ambien is a drug used for short term treatment of insomnia and is designed to be used orally.

If snorted or sniffed chance of side effects is more high because of shorter time of onset and increased intensity of medication.

Main risks are overdose, hallucinations.
Other side effects related to increased chance of toxicity include mood changes, chest pain, possible accidents, increased heart rate, memory loss, vomiting.

Hope this answers your question. If you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your questions.
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What are the side effects of sniffing Ambien?

Brief Answer: Ambien is designed to be taken orally. Detailed Answer: Hi, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. Ambien is a drug used for short term treatment of insomnia and is designed to be used orally. If snorted or sniffed chance of side effects is more high because of shorter time of onset and increased intensity of medication. Main risks are overdose, hallucinations. Other side effects related to increased chance of toxicity include mood changes, chest pain, possible accidents, increased heart rate, memory loss, vomiting. Hope this answers your question. If you have additional questions or follow up questions then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your questions.