07 Nov 2014

Stilnoct (Zolpidem) - United Kingdom

ATC: N05CF
NERVOUS SYSTEM
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BENZODIAZEPINE RELATED DRUGS
Stilnoct

Last Updated on 07 Nov 2014 by EPG Health Media Staff

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Stilnoct Indication

The short-term treatment of insomnia in adults in situations where the insomnia is debilitating or is causing severe distress for the patient.

 

Stilnoct Generic Name

Zolpidem

Type

POM

Summary Product Characteristics (SPCs) Links
All SPC - Stilnoct (external site)
SPC - Stilnoct 5mg Film-Coated Tablets (external site)
SPC - Stilnoct 10mg Film-Coated Tablets (external site)

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Selected content related to Stilnoct (Zolpidem)

Clinical Trials

Journals

  • Efficacy of eight months of nightly zolpidem: a prospective placebo-controlled study.1
    Randall S, Roehrs TA, Roth T.
    Sleep. 2012 Nov 1;35(11):1551-7. doi: 10.5665/sleep.2208.

    Study Objectives: To evaluate the long-term (8 months) efficacy of zolpidem in adults with chronic primary insomnia using polysomnography.
    Conclusions: In adults with primary insomnia, nightly zolpidem administration remained efficacious across 8 months of nightly use.
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  • Zolpidem use and risk of fracture in elderly insomnia patients.2
    Kang DY, Park S, Rhee CW, Kim YJ, Choi NK, Lee J, Park BJ.
    J Prev Med Public Health. 2012 Jul;45(4):219-26. doi: 10.3961/jpmph.2012.45.4.219. Epub 2012 Jul 31.

    Objectives: To evaluate the risk of fractures related with zolpidem in elderly insomnia patients.
    Conclusions: Zolpidem could increase the risk of fracture in elderly insomnia patients. Therefore zolpidem should be prescribed carefully and the elderly should be provided with sufficient patient education.
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Guidelines

Overview of Disease

"Insomnia is defined as difficulty initiating sleep, maintaining sleep, waking too early or nonrestorative sleep despite adequate opportunity and circumstances for sleep. The sleep disturbances associated with insomnia can result in daytime impairments and/or distress."1

References

  1. Randall S, Roehrs TA, Roth T. Efficacy of eight months of nightly zolpidem: a prospective placebo-controlled study. Sleep. 2012 Nov 1;35(11):1551-7. doi: 10.5665/sleep.2208.
  2. Kang DY, Park S, Rhee CW, Kim YJ, Choi NK, Lee J, Park BJ. Zolpidem use and risk of fracture in elderly insomnia patients. J Prev Med Public Health. 2012 Jul;45(4):219-26. doi: 10.3961/jpmph.2012.45.4.219. Epub 2012 Jul 31.

Stilnoct Marketing Information

Stilnoct Generic Name
Zolpidem
Marketing Company
Sanofi-aventis
Drug Type
POM
Date of Issue, Marketing Authority
  • Stilnoct 5mg Film-Coated Tablets: 03/12/2009
     
  • Stilnoct 10mg Film-Coated Tablets: 27/01/2009

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