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What is a good replacement for aprazolan taken by a tinnitus patient?

aprazolan is this a generic sleep pill for patient for a fall risk with tinnitus is there another you recommend i have had very little sleep the way i should for a long time very complicated please help issues
Fri, 22 Aug 2014
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hi... i have understood your concerns..
any sleeping pill, will cause sedation and make u confuse when u wake up at night, so there are always a chance of fall with every sedating medication...u have to sit on the bed before u start walking at night and make yourself enough awake so that u can handle your body if there are any chances of fall..

tinnitus is usually because of the hearing loss in the old age..so there is no treatment for this cause of tinnitus..u shud take multivitamins like vit. B12 [1500 mcg] tablets regularly, it will somewhat help in reducing ringing in the ear..

for sleep, u can take non-benzo. drugs like
tab. zolpidem [ambien 10 mg] at night..or
tab. zopiclone [sandoz 3.75 mg] at night..or

in benzodiazepins u can take:
tablet. lorazepam [ativan 2 mg]..u can increase the dosage of these medications depending upon your sleep..but higher dosage will predispose u to recurrent falls..

i hope u ll find this advice helpful..best luck..

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