Abstract Title:

[Zolpidem dependence and withdrawal seizure].

Abstract Source:

Rev Med Liege. 2009 Jul-Aug;64(7-8):407-8. PMID: 19777922

Abstract Author(s):

W Pitchot, M Ansseau

Article Affiliation:

Service de Psychiatrie et de Psychologie Médicale, CHU de Liège, Belgique.


Zolpidem is an imidazopiridine with hypnotic properties. Compared to benzodiazepines, zolpidem has a mechanism of action that is thought to reduce the risk of dependence or abuse. However, in the past 10 years, several cases of zolpidem abuse, dependence and withdrawal reactions have been described in the litterature. Here, we describe a case of dependence and withdrawal seizure.

Study Type : Commentary

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