hi im 79 and have taken xanax for 5 years and occasional combine it with lunesta.i now take ambien.would i be better off just taking 15mg of ambien alone or take 10mg ambien along with 7.5   remeron   ambien alone will not put me to sleept 10mg


In pharmacological terms, there is no real difference between Lunesta and Ambien, so realistically the choice comes down to whichever you feel most comfortable with. I would however advise against adding in Remeron unless your doctor feels it is justified. Two drugs to promote sleep are sufficient, and adding in other medication will only complicate things and may not help significantly.

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