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Zolpidem-associated hallucinations and serotonin reuptake inhibition

11/18/2014
05:06 | Author: Lauren Ross

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Zolpidem-associated hallucinations and serotonin reuptake inhibition

Sporadic case reports of zolpidem-associated hallucinations have appeared over the past 5 years, and over the past 2 years, the Washington Poison Center.

All five patients reported experiencing visual hallucinations lasting from 1-7 hours soon after taking zolpidem. Most had been taking zolpidem for less than a week and all five were concurrently taking an antidepressant: sertraline, desipramine, fluoxetine, bupropion, or venlaine; two sought assistance at a hospital.

Zolpidem (Ambien) is a sedative believed to act exclusively at the benzodiazepine omega 1 receptor. Sporadic case reports of zolpidem-associated hallucinations have appeared over the past 5 years, and over the past 2 years, the Washington Poison Center received five reports of prolonged visual hallucinations associated with zolpidem.

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The precise mechanism of zolpidem-associated hallucinations remains unknown. In some previously published cases, the zolpidem-associated hallucinations have been short in duration, lasting at most 30 minutes. In contrast, the five patients in our series and in five previously reported cases, the hallucinations were more persistent, lasting up to 7 hours. Of these ten cases with persistent symptoms, nine were concurrently taking antidepressants that inhibit serotonin-reuptake, despite the fact that zolpidem has no known serotonin-mediated mechanisms.

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These cases, plus prior case reports, suggest that a pharmacodynamic interaction between serotonin reuptake inhibition and zolpidem may lead to prolonged zolpidem-associated hallucinations in susceptible individuals.

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Experiences - Zolpidem Hallucinations - Drugs Forum

9/17/2014
03:48 | Author: David Perry

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Experiences - Zolpidem Hallucinations - Drugs Forum

Experiences - Zolpidem Hallucinations Downers and sleeping pills.

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Ambien and Hallucinations

7/16/2014
01:22 | Author: Emma Coleman

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Ambien and Hallucinations

Ambien, or zolpidem tartrate, is a prescription drug approved for the short-term treatment of insomnia and other sleep disorders.

People who drink alcohol or take prescription drugs like antidepressant medicines, seizure medications, other sleeping pills, sedatives, tranquilizers or drugs to treat anxiety are more likely to develop side effects like hallucinations.

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Confusion Amnesia HallucinationsBeauty!!! - Erowid

5/15/2014
01:16 | Author: Emma Coleman

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An Experience with Zolpidem & Cannabis. 'Confusion Amnesia HallucinationsBeauty!!!' by android.

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Ambien Does Some Crazy Sht to Your Brain - Gizmodo

3/14/2014
03:30 | Author: David Perry

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Ambien Does Some Crazy Sht to Your Brain - Gizmodo

People on Ambien can get pretty nutty: they hallucinate dragons (see above), cook, eat, file their nails, have long coversations, even drive—and.

To find out more about how the most popular insomnia treatment in the world (in the U.S. alone, 11 billion tablets are consumed each year) does the opposite for the chronically asleep, researchers at Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute and at the University of Pennsylvania have launched a large-scale clinical study of the drug as a treatment for consciousness disorders.

Hopefully they will answer the question I keep wondering about: what the hell is Ambien doing to our neurons? The party line is that the drug "hypnotizes" the brain to sleep by binding to and assisting a neurotransmitter called GABA, which promotes sleep.

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