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Zolpidem and driving impairment

12/28/2014
10:20 | Author: David Perry

Zolpidem blood levels
Zolpidem and driving impairment

Zolpidem, a non-benzodiazepine hypnotic, was identified in the blood of 29 therapeutic range would further impair a person's level of consciousness and.

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Zolpidem, a non-benzodiazepine hypnotic, was identified in the blood of 29 subjects arrested for impaired driving. Zolpidem concentrations ranged from 0.05 to 1.4 mg/L (mean 0.29 mg/L, median 0.19 mg/L). In the subjects whose cases we reviewed where zolpidem was present with other drugs and/or alcohol, symptoms reported were generally those of CNS depression. Symptoms included slow movements and reactions, slow and slurred speech, poor coordination, lack of balance, flaccid muscle tone, and horizontal and vertical gaze nystagmus. In five separate cases, where zolpidem was the only drug detected (0.08-1.40 mg/L, mean 0.65 mg/L, median 0.47 mg/L), signs of impairment included slow and slurred speech, slow reflexes, disorientation, lack of balance and coordination, and "blacking out." Although no quantitative relationship between blood concentrations and degree of driving impairment is currently possible, it is reasonable to conclude that because of its specific activity as a sleep inducer, blood concentrations consistent with therapeutic doses of zolpidem have the potential to affect driving in a negative way, and that concentrations above the normal therapeutic range would further impair a person's level of consciousness and driving ability.

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Driving, Other Erratic Behaviors Reported After Taking Zolpidem

10/27/2014
08:20 | Author: David Perry

Zolpidem blood levels
Driving, Other Erratic Behaviors Reported After Taking Zolpidem

Blood levels of zolpidem in these drivers ranged from 190 to 4440 ng/mL. The peak of a single dose of zolpidem is about 110 to 115 ng/mL.

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Ambien Drives Like a Dream?

8/26/2014
06:20 | Author: David Perry

Zolpidem long term effects
Ambien Drives Like a Dream?

Ambien: Drives Like a Dream? - Case Studies of Zolpidem-Impaired Drivers in Wisconsin. Laura J. Range: 190 to 4400 ng/mL. Zolpidem Impaired Drivers in.

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Zolpidem blood levels - MedHelp

6/25/2014
04:40 | Author: David Perry

Zolpidem long term effects
Zolpidem blood levels - MedHelp

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When does Ambien peak? Addiction Blog

4/24/2014
02:40 | Author: David Perry

Zolpidem blood levels
When does Ambien peak? Addiction Blog

The main psychoactive ingredient in Ambien is zolpidem tartrate. It is helpful to know when drug levels peak in the blood because short term.

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Ambien has been designed as a short term sleep aid. Are sleep aids addictive ? Potentially. When taken for more than four (4) weeks, Ambien can actually provoke insomnia and/or lead to physical dependence. This is why Ambien (zolpidem tartrate) is classified as a Schedule IV controlled substance by federal regulation.

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