American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A non-benzodiazepine sleep-inducing drug that is used primarily to treat insomnia.
- (a)zol(e) + p(yrim)id(ine) + alteration of am(ide). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The drug is sold generically under the name zolpidem and brand names such as Zolpimist”
“You may also want to ask your physician about a sleeping pill called zolpidem.”
“According to the article, the patient suffered from severe insomnia and was taking zolpidem, which is marketed under various brand names, the best known of which is Ambien.”
“The woman in question suffered from severe insomnia and was taking the prescription medicine zolpidem, which is marketed under several brands such as Ambien.”
“Prescription sleep drugs such as zolpidem (Ambien and generic) can in rare cases cause "sleep eating," sometimes with no memory of it the next day.”
“Prescription sleep drugs such as zolpidem Ambien and generic can in rare cases cause "sleep eating," sometimes with no memory of it the next day.”
“He says that drugs such as zolpidem, manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis, activate receptors for the neurotransmitter gamma aminobutyric acid GABA in the brain.”
“Medications such as zolpidem Ambien and generic can help, but they have side effects, and they’re not meant to be taken long-term—though many people do.”
“But both conventional benzodiazepines and newer benzo diazepine-like compounds (such as zolpidem) are addictive.”
“I'm sleeping without Ambien (four nights now), which means the nightmares are worse, but I feel better during the day, not fighting against a zolpidem hangover while I'm awake.”
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