Road traffic accident risk related to prescriptions of the hypnotics zopiclone, zolpidem, flunitrazepam and nitrazepam.

@article{Gustavsen2008RoadTA,
  title={Road traffic accident risk related to prescriptions of the hypnotics zopiclone, zolpidem, flunitrazepam and nitrazepam.},
  author={Ingebj\org Gustavsen and J\orgen Gustav Bramness and Svetlana Skurtveit and Anders Engeland and Ineke C Neutel and J\org G M\orland},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={9 8},
  pages={818-22}
}
BACKGROUND Despite the high prescription rate of benzodiazepine-like hypnotics (z-hypnotics), there is limited information on the road traffic accident risk associated with the use of these drugs. We wanted to investigate whether filling a prescription for zopiclone or zolpidem was associated with increased risk of road traffic accidents at a national population level. Nitrazepam and flunitrazepam were used as comparator drugs. METHOD All Norwegians 18-69 years (3.1 million) were followed-up… CONTINUE READING