Can I drink alcohol when taking Ambien CR?

You should avoid drinking alcoholic beverages while you are taking Ambien CR to reduce the risk of experiencing side effects, including excessive daytime drowsiness and memory lapses. Your doctor may not prescribe Ambien CR if you habitually drink large quantities of alcohol, or if you use illegal street drugs.

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