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Zolpidem dependency


Ahmadi, J and Pridmore, S, Zolpidem dependency, Journal of Addiction and Dependence, 2, (4) pp. 1-2. ISSN 2471-061X (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]


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Copyright 2016 Ahmadi, J. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Background: Zolpidem dependency is not an uncommon addiction.

Objective: To explain case report of a last-year medical student medicated with zolpidem due to insomnia but during years he increased doses of zolpidem to 900 mg per day and gradually developed addiction.

Results: This happening illustrates that zolpidem administration can cause dependency.

Discussion: Our case report makes clear that zolpidem dependence is a recent addiction. Therefore, physicians should be cautious in prescribing zolpidem.

Conclusions: This experience can be a new finding.

Item Details

Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:dependency, zolpidem
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Pridmore, S (Professor Saxby Pridmore)
ID Code:112604
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2016-11-17
Last Modified:2017-12-14
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