Sublinox (zolpidem) will compete with zopiclone (Imovane, etc) as a new NON-benzodiazepine hypnotic for insomnia

See the recent Health Canada advisory concerning Sublinox and complex sleep behaviours

Sublinox (zolpidem) will compete with zopiclone (Imovane, etc) as a new NON-benzodiazepine hypnotic for insomnia.

These non-benzo hypnotics seem less likely to lead to tolerance or rebound insomnia than benzodiazepines (temazepam, etc).

But Sublinox will be scheduled as a controlled substance...to conform with the United Nations' scheduling standards for psychotropics.

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