Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
We are sorry, but NCBI web applications do not support your browser and may not function properly. More information
Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2007;45(2):179-81.

Compulsive activity and anterograde amnesia after zolpidem use.

Author information

  • 1Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, National Cheng Kung University, Tinan City, Taiwan. yhtsai@kmu.edu.tw

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Zolpidem is a selective GABAAalpha1 receptor modulator used for its hypnotic-sedative properties. Zolpidem has side effects that are similar but not identical to the benzodiazepines. We report the first cases of compulsive activity combined with anterograde amnesia after the use of zolpidem.

CASE REPORT:

Three women experienced anterograde amnesia and compulsive repetitive behaviors after zolpidem use. These activities consisted of cleaning, shopping, and eating. These behaviors stopped after discontinuation of the zolpidem.

CONCLUSION:

These reports demonstrate that compulsive activity combined with anterograde amnesia may be associated with the use of zolpidem. Physicians and pharmacists should be aware of this potential side effect.

PMID:
17364638
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Informa Healthcare
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk