Taking zolpidem is associated with a risk of impaired driving ability the next day.
Article date: May 2014
Zolpidem (Edluar, Stilnoct) is used to treat insomnia. Taking zolpidem is associated with a risk of impaired driving ability the next day. To reduce this risk, advise patients:
People with liver impairment and the elderly should take no more than 5 milligrams of zolpidem a night.
Advice to give to patients (106Kb)
European Medicines Agency announcement
Article citation: Drug Safety Update volume 7 issue 10, May 2014: S1
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
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