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Does Ambien intake affect sleep study results?

I am taking the following drugs and am experiencing exercise induced asthma. Female age 68. Beginning and very mild COPD. Lisonopril/hctz, Gabapentin, 100 mg, Glimepiride (diabetic), Sertraline HCL, 50 mg, Pantoprazole, 20 mg, Biotin, Magnesium Gluconate, Stool Softener, D3, low dose aspirine, Metformin HCL 500, Rescue inhaler which doesn t seem to help, Singulair and am supposed to use bipap with ASV but the ASV portion seems to wake me up. Is the combination of these drugs giving me breathing problems? Also, when I did the sleep studies, I took Ambien. Can that cause the study to be inaccurate?
Sat, 1 Jun 2019
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Yes, Ambien can cause affect the results of the sleep study. Medications like Ambien has to be stopped 3 days before the sleep study.

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