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Zolpidem-Associated Consequences: An Updated Literature Review With Case Reports.

J Nerv Ment Dis 2020 01;208(1):28-32

Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A post-2000 literature search reviewed prevalence of health consequences associated with zolpidem, plus two salient case reports. Common zolpidem-related harms encompassed accidents, falls, overdoses, delirium, and infections. Risks to others included assaults, vehicular accidents, various crimes, and civil actions that occurred during zolpidem-induced delirium, withdrawal, and other impediments. Read More

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January 2020

Zolpidem use and motor vehicle collisions in older drivers.

Sleep Med 2016 04 29;20:98-102. Epub 2015 Dec 29.

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA. Electronic address:

Objective: Prescription sleep medication use is most prevalent among women and older adults. Morning drowsiness and impaired coordination are side effects of sleep medications that may affect driving safety. The association between current use of zolpidem-containing medications and motor vehicle collisions (MVCs) was evaluated among drivers of advanced age. Read More

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Is Zolpidem Associated with Increased Risk of Fractures in the Elderly with Sleep Disorders? A Nationwide Case Cross-Over Study in Taiwan.

PLoS One 2015 30;10(12):e0146030. Epub 2015 Dec 30.

Department of Psychiatry, Tri-Service General Hospital, School of Medicine, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan.

Background: We conducted a study using a case-crossover design to clarify the risk of acute effects of zolpidem and benzodiazepine on all-sites of fractures in the elderly.

Design Of Study: Case-crossover design.

Methods And Materials: Elderly enrollees (n = 6010) in Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database with zolpidem or benzodiazepine use were analyzed for the risk of developing fractures. Read More

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Two cases of zolpidem-associated homicide.

Prim Care Companion CNS Disord 2012 23;14(4). Epub 2012 Aug 23.

Department of Psychology, Marymount Manhattan College, New York, and Department of Psychiatry, The State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, USA.

Zolpidem is the most commonly prescribed medication for the short-term treatment of insomnia. Adverse reactions include nightmares, confusion, and memory deficits. Reported rare adverse neuropsychiatric reactions include sensory distortions such as hallucinations. Read More

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Zolpidem ingestion, automatisms, and sleep driving: a clinical and legal case series.

J Steven Poceta

J Clin Sleep Med 2011 Dec;7(6):632-8

Division of Neurology, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA.

Study Objectives: To describe zolpidem-associated complex behaviors, including both daytime automatisms and sleep-related parasomnias.

Methods: A case series of eight clinical patients and six legal defendants is presented. Patients presented to the author after an episode of confusion, amnesia, or somnambulism. Read More

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December 2011
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