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Letter to the Editor

A Case Report of Zolpidem-Induced Somnambulism

Ashish Sharma, MD; Vijay K. Dewan, MD

Published: April 1, 2005

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Sir: The physiology of sleep, memory, awareness, andarousal can be influenced by different drugs.1 Zolpidemtartrate is a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic agent of the imidazopyridinegroup with a rapid onset and short durationof action. Its side effect profile is milder than those of benzodiazepinesand barbiturates used for treating insomnia.2

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