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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 164-165

Zolpidem induced delirium

1 Department of Psychiatry, J N Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, IQ City Medical College, Durgapur, Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Sameeran S Chate
Department of Psychiatry, J N Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-5009.120050

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Use of non-benzodiazepine hypnotics like zolpidem for insomnia has become a popular practice because of better safety profile and low abuse potential. However, neuropsychiatric side-effects such as headache, depression, memory deficits and abnormal dreams with zolpidem use have been reported. Delirum is a rare side-effect associated with zolpidem use. Here, we report a case of delirium, which occurred with a single dose of zolpidem. Clinicians prescribing zolpidem for insomnia should look into the risk factors/pre-disposing factors such as old age, female gender, substance abuse/dependence, systemic infections, psychiatric illness and multiple drug interactions. It is recommended to stick to the lowest dose possible whenever indicated.

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