Stilnox contains a compound called zolpidem. This drug is known as a hypnotic because of the properties it contains. It has soothing properties, so it is usually prescribed to patients.
Who suffers from severe insomnia? This drug helps the patient sleep, and it also allows him to rest his mind for a long and steady time.
Stilnox (Zolpidem) is used to treat insomnia.
It stabilizes the chemicals present in the brain to help combat insomnia. This tablet is an immediate-release form.
Therefore, due to its intensive soothing effect, it takes effect as soon as the patient puts their head to sleep. Because this drug is so effective, there is always a high risk of addiction or dependence that the patent may feel towards it.
For this reason, it is only prescribed for short periods and in small doses. It is not to be taken without a doctor’s order or prescription.
Several authors and expert consensus have repeatedly recommended the non-nighttime ingestion of sleep-promoting drugs.
To provide a treatment well adapted to the insomnia of each patient, Stilnox Zolpidem is the only hypnotic drug with proven efficacy on an “as needed” basis.
In a randomized, double-blind study, it is the only hypnotic to have demonstrated “as needed” or “intermittent” activity. This study evaluated “as needed” in routine general practice.
Stilnox zolpidem prescription was initially for transient and short-term insomnia; however, some enrolled patients, 63%, had a sleep disorder that lasted for 21 days, thus not corresponding to the definition of transient and short-term insomnia (Baseline Parameters section). Thus, the lack of a clear definition of what should be considered the beginning of an insomnia episode explains the inclusion of these patients and highlights the difficulty in clearly distinguishing between short-term and chronic insomnia.
This point needs to be kept in mind in future studies.