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- n. A drug that is not a benzodiazepine: specifically, an imidazopyridine, pyrazolopyrimidine or cyclopyrrolone, which have similar effects.
The most well-known prescription sleep medicines available include Ambien, Sonata, Lunesta and Rozerem, which are all classified as nonbenzodiazepine hypnotics.
In 2004, Goldenberg et al published results from an extensive literature search of fibromyalgia treatment trials and found no evidence for efficacy of opioids, corticosteroids, NSAIDs, benzodiazepines and nonbenzodiazepine hypnotics, melatonin, calcitonin, thyroid hormone, guaifenesin, dehydroepiandrosterone or magnesium.
If the effects of successful therapy (MDMA-assisted or not) have to do with conditioning, i.e., neuroplasticity ... well, putting a benzodiazepine or a nonbenzodiazepine GABA modulator like zolpidem on board might just affect overnight consolidation, no?