Can I take Xanax with Ambien CR?
Emphasis is on taking the two at the same time and sometimes it is difficult to know when the Xanax is at a safe level to add another respiratory depressing agent such as Ambien or Lunesta. Heath Ledger thought he was taking safe amounts of the prescribed medications and had the worst outcome: accidental death. If your doctor prescribes both medications, then you will know when to take them, i.e. when to take the last Xanax before taking an Ambien CR. Pharmacists are good resources for medication interactions, however pharmacies are busy places and some will not speak with you unless you are a patient or if they think you are asking about medications which are not prescribed for you.