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Stilnox Withdrawal Symptoms and Signs, and Detoxification

Stilnox is a brand name version of the generic drug Zolpidem. If a person becomes addicted to this drug, going through Stilnox withdrawal treatment is the first phase of getting clean.
Stilnox belongs to a class of drugs known as nonbenzodiazepine hypnotics. It is commonly used as a sleep aid for people suffering from insomnia. Stilnox doesn't help the recovering addict to stay asleep; however, it does help the recovering addict to fall asleep. It is also used to treat brain disorders.

Because Stilnox affects the way the brain functions, it produces a euphoric feeling for some people. This makes it easy to become addicted to this drug. Call a toll-free hotline at 1-888-935-1318Who Answers? if you or someone you know has become addicted to Stilnox or any form of Zolpidem.

Withdrawing from Stilnox: Treatment Methods and Options for Help

Stilnox Withdrawal Symptoms and Signs, and Detoxification 1When an addict starts a Stilnox withdrawal treatment program, medications are used to help wean the body off of the Stilnox. This is necessary because Stilnox is fast acting and has a very short half-life of only two to three hours. Taking Zolpidem in conjunction with diazepam is the most commonly accepted protocol to wean a person off of Stilnox.

Getting completely off of Stilnox takes around a year; however, the initial withdrawal phase is only two to three weeks. Once the addict has completed the initial withdrawal phase, he or she is considered stabilized on diazepam and can move on to the reduction phase of the treatment protocol. By the end of the initial withdrawal phase, the addict isn't taking any Zolpidem.

Stilnox withdrawal symptoms aren't common when the protocol above is followed. In some cases, mild muscle aches, nausea and irritability may occur. In very rare instances, short-term memory loss while detoxing may occur; however, this is only temporary and memory normally returns to normal once the body adjusts to being drug free.

If a recovering addict detoxing from Stilnox does experience withdrawal symptoms, there are medical interventions and comfort measures that can be used to help treat the symptoms. If the recovering addict can't tolerate the weaning schedule and has to stop taking Stilnox suddenly without the diazepam, withdrawal symptoms may be a little worse, but even then, they are treatable.

Detoxing, Addiction Treatment Rehab and Recovery

Stilnox Withdrawal Symptoms and Signs, and Detoxification 2After the initial phase of the withdrawal plan is completed, the recovering addict usually begins the rehab portion of the program. The diazepam regimen is still continued during the rehab and recovery phases until the recovering addict is completely off of the medications.

During the Stilnox rehab portion of the program, the recovering addict follows a plan set by the facility. Part of the rehab protocol at most facilities includes mental health help that enables the recovering addict to work through feelings and emotions that may lead to a relapse. As these feelings and emotions are discovered, the recovering addict works with the mental health team to figure out healthy and acceptable ways to cope with those feeling without having to turn to drugs.

The rehab portion of the program is usually done on an inpatient basis. This allows the staff at the facility to work closely with the recovering addict and keep him or her on track with the program. Toward the end of the rehab program, the recovering addict is usually given passes to leave the treatment facility; however, he or she must return when the allotted time is over. This gives him or her the opportunity to slowly integrate back into society.

At the end of the Stilnox withdrawal phase and the rehab phase of treatment, the recovering addict transitions from inpatient treatment to outpatient treatment. The outpatient treatment usually consists of regular meetings with the medical staff to ensure the recovering addict is staying clean.

Stilnox Information at a Glance
Medication Name, Costs Class of Medicine
  • Generic Name: Zolpidem
  • Generic Name Variations: N/A
  • Chemical Name: N,N-dimethyl-2-(6-methyl-2-p-tolylimidazo[1,2-a]pyridin-3-yl)acetamide
  • Brand Name: Ambien, Stilnox
  • Brand Name Variations: Adormix, Ambien CR, Still Nocht, Zolnox
  • Cost/Price: Varies
  • Used to Treat Addiction? No
  • Function or Use at Low Dose: Variable
  • Function or Use at High Dose: Variable
  • Chemical Makeup: C19H21N3O
  • System: Imidazopyridine
  • Duration of Action: Varies- Usually 4-9 hours
Form, Intake, and Dosage Interactions and Complications
  • Drug Forms: Tablet or Capsule
  • Administration Routes: Orally ingested
  • Dosage: Usually around 5 mg
  • Overdose: Varies but usually over 10mg
  • Alcohol Interaction: Zolpidem should never be mixed with alcohol as it may increase some of the adverse side effects
  • Illicit Drugs: Zolpidem should never be mixed with illicit drugs as it may cause life threatening conditions
  • Prescription Medications: Please speak to your physician before mixing medications
  • Contraindications: Elderly, Pregnant Women, history of depression, history of addiction
Effects and Adverse Reactions Substance Abuse
  • Short-Term: Nausea, amnesia, vomiting, delusions, hallucinations, altered thought patterns
  • Long-Term: Longer-term amnesia, liver damage, short term memory loss, change in libido
  • Risk of Substance Abuse: Low to Moderate
  • Signs of Abuse: Disconnect from normal social interactions, depression, out of touch with reality
Physiological Problem Signs and Symptoms Dependence and Addiction Issues
  • Withdrawal Syndrome Onset: Between 12-24 hours since last dose
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Nausea, depression, severe insomnia, paranoia
  • Tolerance: May be built up
  • Cross Dependence: Possible
  • Physical Dependence: Low
  • Psychological Dependence: Low to moderate
Legal Schedules and Ratings
  • Controlled Substances Act Rating: Schedule IV


Questions and Answers (FAQ)

How Long Do Stilnox Withdrawals Last?

Stilnox withdrawal symptoms usually last throughout the duration of detox and sometimes for several weeks after. There is no timeline that is set in stone for Stilnox withdrawal. The length of withdrawal will generally depend on the amount of Stilnox being taken, and the inclination for addiction of the user.

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Are There any Home Remedies for Getting Clean Safely?

Some users seek help in detoxification from an all-natural or home remedy method. Before beginning any sort of detoxification program, a medical professional should be consulted. They may insist you seek medically assisted withdrawal to help ease the detoxification process. A professional detox center will be able to offer relief from many of the withdrawal side effects. After the body has been completely detoxed, an alternative program for addiction recovery may need to be sought out, depending on the severity of withdrawal symptoms. These programs are meant to relieve some of the addictions a person might still be experiencing.

How Long Does it Take to Detox from Stilnox?

While there may be many options and programs available for detoxification, none of them will change the length of detoxification. It will usually take between 24-72 hours for the Stilnox to leave the body’s system. After that, additional addiction recovery may need to be sought out. Find out what recovery and treatment options are available near you by calling 1-888-935-1318Who Answers? or by visiting our locator page. The path to a clean life can start today.