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J Assoc Physicians India. 2005 Feb;53:139-40.

Zolpidem at supratherapeutic doses can cause drug abuse, dependence and withdrawal seizure.

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Department of Neurology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi-110060.

Abstract

Zolpidem is a non-benzodiazepine hypnotic drug, acts selectively through omega 1 receptors of GABAA. It is thought to be safer than benzodiazepines but we report a case of zolpidem drug abuse, dependence and withdrawal seizure.

PMID:
15847035
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