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What is a fatal dose of Ambien?

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loggerBob asked...
What is a fatal dose of Ambien?

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ESchmoll68 answered...

You would have to reach much higher dose of Ambien than you would think in order to get a fatal dose. When in clinical trials mice were given 80 mg and survived without a problem, and without sufficient evidence because of lack of deaths the thought in the medical community is that around 700 mg is a lethal dose. However if you mix Ambien with other sleep medications there is a much higher risk of reaching a lethal dose. One side effect of Ambien is suicidal thoughts, and many more of these deaths have occurred as opposed to a lethal overdose.


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