Can You Take Ambien the Night Before Surgery with General Anesthesia?

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Ambien is okay the night before surgery

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Hi there-

As long as you don't have medical problems, and you give yourself a good 8 hours to sleep after taking it, Ambien should not interfere with your surgery.


Orlando Plastic Surgeon
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Can You Take Ambien the Night Before Surgery with General Anesthesia?

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Yes, you can. Unless there are medical issues that would suggest otherwise, we offer it as an option to anxious patients who feel that without "help" they would not get any sleep the night before surgery. Not a big deal.

Dr. Peter Aldea

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
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Ambien the night before surgery

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Taking ambien the night before surgery is OK.  This should not have any affect on the anesthestics being used for surgery.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Sleep before general anesthesia

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Yes, you may take your Ambien the night before surgery. Just make sure your surgeon and anesthesiologist are aware.

Carmen Kavali, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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