Most of the patients who responded to zolpidem for noninsomnia neurological disorders had either a disorder of consciousness or a movement.
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Bomalaski reviewed the 67 articles for type of disorder, dosage of zolpidem, frequency, effect and any adverse effects. Only 11 of the studies had more than 10 participants, but all together, there were 551 participants.
"To see that something as simple as an average dose of a sleeping medicine had, in 15 minutes, woken someone up from a vegetative state seemed extraordinary, and I wanted to pursue it further.". "I saw how these conditions affected their function and quality of life," he says.
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Patients received placebo or one of the zolpidem doses for 31 nightly doses of zolpidem 10mg to patients with chronic insomnia for 31 nights.
During the first week of double-blind treatment, SST was significantly longer in both zolpidem groups than in the placebo group, and remained numerically greater throughout active treatment. After discontinuation of zolpidem 10mg, SSL and SST were not significantly different from placebo at any time.
Evidence-based recommendations using zaleplon, zolpidem and zopiclone (the Z-drugs) for the short-term management of insomnia.
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Nonbenzodiazepine hypnotics approved by the Food and Drugs Administration for the treatment of insomnia include zolpidem, zaleplon.
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Zolpidem is an imidazo-pyridine compound that enhances the GABA A receptor function by interaction with Omega-1 receptor subtype. Insomnia is a common condition that affects one's ability to sleep comfortably and consequently to work effectively. Despite several diagnostic criteria it is poorly diagnosed and less often treated. Request Permissions. Consequences can vary from mild sleepiness to more sever psychiatric disturbances and ischemic stroke. Its adverse effect profile is satisfactory as it appears to have low addiction potential. This review will focus on the current role of zolpidem in the management of insomnia. Its pharmacokinetic profile allows the patients to use it later in the night when having trouble falling asleep without any residual cognitive impairment the next morning. Benzodiazepines formed the mainline therapy for many years till the advent of newer nonbenzodiazepine group of drugs including zolpidem. Its etiology is multifactorial and involves plethora of risk factors. It has rapid onset of action, improves total sleep duration, and reduces night-time awakenings.
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A trend toward tolerance was noted in the triazolam group but not in the zolpidem one. In a parallel-group, placebo-controlled, polysomnographic study with randomization, the possible occurrence of rebound insomnia was evaluated in 24 patients suffering from moderate to severe chronic insomnia and receiving either triazolam 0.5 mg, zolpidem 10 mg, or placebo. Both drugs showed significant efficacy compared to placebo during the active treatment period. Our findings tend to indicate that, even after long-term treatment, zolpidem does not induce rebound insomnia or daytime anxiety. The increase in total sleep time in the zolpidem group was accompanied by an increase in the number of sleep cycles. When active treatment was discontinued, clear rebound insomnia was present in the triazolam group while it was not possible to observe any rebound in the placebo and zolpidem groups. Treatment duration was 27 nights, followed by three placebo-controlled withdrawal nights. Subjective feelings of the patients, which were assessed by means of visual analog scales, correlated well with polysomnographic data.