Anesthesia & Clinical Research

Anesthesia & Clinical Research
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ISSN: 2155-6148

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Ramadhan Oruch

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Najran University, NajranNajran, Saudi Arabia

  • Review Article   
    Drug Treatment of Insomnia: Impact of Zopiclone
    Author(s): Ramadhan Oruch*, Ian F Pryme, Ole Bernt Fasmer and Anders Lund

    Chronic or long-term insomnia is a common disorder. It can also make it hard to stay asleep. It affects a wide spectrum of societies almost all over the world. It saps an individual’s energy in such a way one still feels tired during day time. The condition consequently affects mood, life quality, health, and performance of normal daily activities. Acute or short-term sleeplessness that lasts days or few weeks may be attributed to stressful life events including socioeconomic burdens. In this review work, we discuss the drug treatment of this illness that includes antihistamines, melatonin, benzodiazepines, and the Z-drug (zopiclone). We compare both the advantages and disadvantages of these agents with special emphasis on the benzodiazepine (diazepam DZP) and the Z-drug Zopiclone (ZPC). As an alternative to benzodiazepines, the pharmacology of zopiclone inc.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2155-6148.21.12.1029

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