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A double-blind study comparing zopiclone and triazolam, in 48 healthy, chronic insomniacs, was undertaken in two centers to compare the hypnotic and withdrawal effects of both compounds. Comparable doses of 7.5 mg zopiclone and 0.25 mg triazolam were given at bedtime for 21 nights after a 3 day wash-out period, followed by 4 placebo nights of withdrawal(More)
Six patients between the ages of 25 and 59, with chronic, primary insomnia received the new, non-benzodiazepine, hypnotic zopiclone continuously for 17 weeks after a drug free interval of 12 nights. To qualify for the study, sleep efficiency, determined by a sleep study on two, consecutive, placebo-controlled nights, had to be less than 75%. Patients(More)
Fifty adult insomniac shiftworkers (47 males and 3 females) between the ages of 22 and 55 participated in this two-week, double-blind comparative study of the hypnotic properties and effects on mood and work performance of zopiclone 7.5 mg and placebo. All subjects took inactive medication on the first night of the study and then received either zopiclone(More)
Zopiclone (7.5 mg), a cyclopyrrolone derivative with a 6.5 h half-life, and flurazepam (30 mg) were compared to placebo in a randomized double-blind study involving 36 adult patients suffering from insomnia. All previous psychotropic drugs were discontinued 1 week prior to the study. During 4 weeks, 12 patients received zopiclone, 12 flurazepam and the(More)
Most studies with zopiclone, a cyclopyrrolone derivative with a short elimination half life (5 h) have compared its hypnotic activity with that of long elimination half life molecules. In this double-blind study in geriatric patients, drugs were administered during 3 weeks and the therapeutic effects of zopiclone at optimal dosage (5 or 7.5 mg) were(More)
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