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Zolpidem and Gender: Are Women Really At Risk?

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Summary of "Zolpidem and Gender: Are Women Really At Risk?"

In 2013 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) claimed the existence of new data showing women to be at risk for excessive daytime sedation and impaired driving proficiency following bedtime doses of zolpidem. The putative explanation was the reduced metabolic clearance of zolpidem and higher morning blood concentrations in women compared to men. The FDA acted to reduce the recommended dosage for women down to 50% of the dose for men. No other regulatory agency worldwide has taken similar action.

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Name: Journal of clinical psychopharmacology
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