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#1 In_Remission_Kevin

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 06:26 PM

Has anyone had any generic ambien that actually works as well as name brand. I've tried two different generics neither worked even close to as well as the name brand. I'm paying a lot for non-generic ambien since thats all that works. If anyone has had any success stories with certain ambien generics please reply so i can have the pharmacy order them and hopefully not be paying as much.

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 09:42 PM

I have 3 or 4 different ones right now. When I take a generic, my wife always knows because she reports that I snored like a freight train. Apparently, not with the brand name. Also, brand name seems to work better. Wake up more refreshed.

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 03:46 AM

In Australia, i got a generic called stilderm.

That worked just as well.... but the hallucination's were far more crazy.

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 09:58 AM

Hello,
I take a generic called zolpidem 10mg and it works just as well as the name brand for me.

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 11:02 AM

Zolpidem is what I get because of insurance. Work's like crap compared to original. Before 5mg's did the job. Now 10mg's sill isn't as good. Next time I see the Dr. I'll con him into prescribing me the good stuff.
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 07:42 PM

the generic works better for me than the name brand, much better.
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 10:13 PM

I took zolpidem in the hospital and on and off right after I got out. I found that it didn't work nearly as well, but I got some other generic at some point right afterward and it was like taking a sugar pill (it was from target).

Not taking any right now, thank goodness.

I think ambien is one of THOSE meds, where the name brand is way more potent.

Just my opinion, but it may be one that's worth paying the extra for.

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 11:58 AM

Zolpidem is what I get because of insurance. Work's like crap compared to original. Before 5mg's did the job. Now 10mg's sill isn't as good. Next time I see the Dr. I'll con him into prescribing me the good stuff.


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Posted 11 September 2008 - 12:13 PM

Has anyone had any generic ambien that actually works as well as name brand. I've tried two different generics neither worked even close to as well as the name brand. I'm paying a lot for non-generic ambien since thats all that works. If anyone has had any success stories with certain ambien generics please reply so i can have the pharmacy order them and hopefully not be paying as much.

-Kevin

[Hi Kevin...My psych forgot to write " DAW" on script and I filled it with the generic to give it a shot. It was like the real Ambien. In other words, I felt it "coming on",I got that smooth,hypnotic feel and slept!!! It is the generic name brand Zolpidem ( 10mg) Made By The "APOTEC" Company in Canada. I was lucky on the 1st shot otherwise I would have just paid like I have been for 10 yrs! 2yrs. back, I tried a generic put out by "Prasco" that is supposed to be a sister owned co. of the original makers of Ambien. I was up all night long! After 3 days of that I was done!! It's the Drug Manufacturer you have to check out who makes the generic version! it's an experiment in terror 1 brand at a time till u find 1 that works. good luck!
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Posted 11 October 2008 - 09:45 AM

Has anyone had any generic ambien that actually works as well as name brand. I've tried two different generics neither worked even close to as well as the name brand. I'm paying a lot for non-generic ambien since thats all that works. If anyone has had any success stories with certain ambien generics please reply so i can have the pharmacy order them and hopefully not be paying as much.

-Kevin


I've only ever used the generic zolpidem, and 10mg isn't as effective on me as it was to start with. It takes quite a lot to knock me out when my body is determined not to sleep. It works at least 90% of the time for me. Sometimes I'll take another 5mg, but if I don't take it all at once, it usually doesn't really make a difference.
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Posted 11 October 2008 - 09:14 PM

Has anyone had any generic ambien that actually works as well as name brand. I've tried two different generics neither worked even close to as well as the name brand. I'm paying a lot for non-generic ambien since thats all that works. If anyone has had any success stories with certain ambien generics please reply so i can have the pharmacy order them and hopefully not be paying as much.

-Kevin


I've only ever used the generic zolpidem, and 10mg isn't as effective on me as it was to start with. It takes quite a lot to knock me out when my body is determined not to sleep. It works at least 90% of the time for me. Sometimes I'll take another 5mg, but if I don't take it all at once, it usually doesn't really make a difference.


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Posted 11 October 2008 - 09:25 PM

Has anyone had any generic ambien that actually works as well as name brand. I've tried two different generics neither worked even close to as well as the name brand. I'm paying a lot for non-generic ambien since thats all that works. If anyone has had any success stories with certain ambien generics please reply so i can have the pharmacy order them and hopefully not be paying as much.

-Kevin


I've only ever used the generic zolpidem, and 10mg isn't as effective on me as it was to start with. It takes quite a lot to knock me out when my body is determined not to sleep. It works at least 90% of the time for me. Sometimes I'll take another 5mg, but if I don't take it all at once, it usually doesn't really make a difference.

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Did you ask the pharmacy what company is distributing your generic Zolpidem?? It depends on the manufacturer. I'm using the generic distributed by "Apotec". There's nothing like the real thing, but this comes close enough for me.
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Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:06 PM

I went from regular Ambien to Ambien CR to generic. For me, the generic works just as well as the regular Ambien.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 12:32 PM

Has anyone had any generic ambien that actually works as well as name brand.

Not for me :-(. 10 mg zolpidem didn't do nearly as well as 5 mg Ambien. After much playing around with split pills, I paid for brand.
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Posted 09 February 2009 - 12:25 AM

I actually ended up here at the forums because of this exact issue. I took 10 mg of zolpidem 2 hours 45 mins ago, and feel NOTHING. Now given that I NEEDED to be asleep oh... about an hour and a hlf ago... Im not happy. I'm calling my doctor (not P-Doc) and seeing if he'll prescribe Ambien CR (what I NORMALLY take) IF it's insurance covered. If it's NOT, then I'm fighting for a DAW prescription for the ambien

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 12:41 AM

I'm calling my doctor (not P-Doc) and seeing if he'll prescribe Ambien CR (what I NORMALLY take) IF it's insurance covered. If it's NOT, then I'm fighting for a DAW prescription for the ambien

Best of luck. That's not fun stuff.
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Posted 11 August 2009 - 03:36 PM

I've found that the generic zolpidem 10 worked the same for me as ambien 10. I found that the circle tablets (I'm sorry, I don't recall which company manufactured it) worked slightly faster (about 15 minutes or so) then the oval tablets, but otherwise I didn't notice a difference.
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Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:59 PM

I've taken Qualitest generic Ambien. It doesn't work very well. I've also heard that Teva wasn't good so I haven't tried it. Someone in this thread mentioned Apotex Ambien. Apotex generally has a good reputation so I'll see if they carry that brand in my area, but in case they don't does anyone else know a good generic Ambien brand? 


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Posted 26 April 2013 - 07:48 PM

I've never had a problem with Teva zolpidem.


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Posted 19 February 2014 - 08:48 PM

it should work the same maybe placebo?


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Posted 19 February 2014 - 08:57 PM

Binders, fillers, and preservatives comprise the majority of a pill and they are different in each generic. Only the active med is the same. These effect how the pill is broken down, where in the GI it happens and how quickly, to name a few.


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Posted 17 September 2014 - 02:04 AM

I take the 10mg Qualitest/Vintage generic brand of Ambien. Qualitest and Vintage are made by the same manufacturer. They work well for me. It works best if u take it on an empty stomach. I sometimes take 2 if I have a late meal. To find this brand ur best luck would be to go to private mom n pop pharmacies. If u live on Long Island and need help finding a pharmacy that carries them, let me know
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Posted 17 September 2014 - 09:38 AM

I've been on Ambien CR since...uh...about 2006, at least? I've tried the generics. None of them work like the name brand. Sad but true.


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Posted 21 September 2014 - 11:51 PM

I take generic Ambien (zolpidem) @ 10mgs and I feel no difference. But I think I've only been on generics so I don't know if I'd feel any different when I take namebrand ambien.


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