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VOLUME 17 , ISSUE 2 ( July-December, 2014 ) > List of Articles


Zolpidem Dependence: A Case Report

Nihar Ranjan Rath, Neelmadhav Rath Mental

Keywords : Zolpidem, Dependence

Citation Information : Rath NR, Mental NR. Zolpidem Dependence: A Case Report. 2014; 17 (2):46-48.

DOI: 10.5005/EJP-17-2-46

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 13-10-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Zolpidem, a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic, binds to the benzodiazepine binding site on the gammaaminobutyric acid type A (GABA-A) receptors. Many studies have reported efficacy and safety of zolpidem in treatment of insomnia, low abuse, and dependence capability. We present a case of zolpidem dependence in a 33-year-old male to emphasize that clinicians should pay close attention to the potential of zolpidem tolerance, abuse and dependence.

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