Intermezzo (Zolpidem) Withdrawal and Detox
- Aches and pains
- Panic attacks
- Mood swings
- Memory problems
Seizures are also possible in severe cases of withdrawal. Any drug that affects GABA receptors can cause seizures if someone is dependent upon the drug and suddenly stops using it. Other drugs that have similar withdrawal side effects include alcohol and benzodiazepines like Xanax.
Generally, withdrawal starts a day or two after someone uses the last dose of the drug. The initial withdrawal symptoms may feel like a hangover from alcohol use. Symptoms of early Intermezzo withdrawal include confusion, headaches, a lack of alertness and a feeling of mental cloudiness. Around two days after the last dose is taken, rebound symptoms can start to appear. These symptoms can include insomnia and psychological symptoms. Intermezzo withdrawal symptoms will usually peak anywhere from the third to the seventh day after the last dose. Within two to four weeks, symptoms start to subside for most people. However, for people with severe dependence, some of the psychological symptoms, such as depression, anxiety or insomnia, may persist for months. Ongoing or protracted Intermezzo withdrawal symptoms may seem like a psychiatric disorder, but over time they do dissipate.
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