Non-benzodiazepine hypnotics, including the Z-drugs zaleplon, zolpidem and zopiclone, are a group of drugs used for insomnia. Non-benzodiazepine hypnotics were developed in the 1980s, as an alternative to the benzodiazepine hypnotics (benzos) are also used for sleep dysfunction.
Short term use[edit | edit source]
Z-drugs are should only be used in the short term, and do not need to be taken every night.
See also[edit | edit source]
Learn more[edit | edit source]
- Dependence on benzodiazepines and Z-drugs - Pharmaceutical Journal
References[edit | edit source]
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- Parsons, Graham (2012). "Dependence on benzodiazepines and Z-drugs". Pharmaceutical Journal. 289.7727 (399).