A Case of Parenteral Zolpidem Dependence With Opioid-Like Withdrawal Symptoms

View This PDF

NB: This article is only available as a PDF.

Because this piece does not have an abstract, we have provided for your benefit the first 3 sentences of the full text.

Sir: Zolpidem, an imidazopyridine hypnotic agent, is suggested to have minimal risk of abuse or dependence.1 Nonetheless,there are some case reports documenting its abuse, dependence, and withdrawal effects.2–4 We present a case of intravenous zolpidem abuse with opioid-like withdrawal symptoms.

J Clin Psychiatry 2004;65(9):1287[letter]