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Charlie Sheen: Is Ambein the root cause to his craziness?


Zolpidem
is a prescription medication used for the short-term treatment of insomnia, as well as some brain disorders. It is a short-actingnonbenzodiazepine hypnotic that potentiates gamma-aminobutyric acid(GABA), an inhibitory neurotransmitter, by binding to GABAA receptorsat the same location as benzodiazepines.[2] It works quickly (usually within 15 minutes) and has a short half-life (2–3 hours). Trade names of zolpidem include AdormixAmbienAmbien CREdluarZolpimist,DamixanHypnogenIvedalLioranMysleeNasenNytamel,SanvalSomidem,

StilnoctStilnoxStilnox CRSucedalZodorm,ZoldemZolnodZolnox (in South Africa) and Zolpihexal.[3][4][5][6][7][8]

Zolpidem has not adequately demonstrated effectiveness in maintaining sleep, however it is effective in initiating sleep.[9] Its hypnotic effects are similar to those of the benzodiazepine class of drugs, but it is molecularly distinct from the classical benzodiazepine molecule and is classified as an imidazopyridineFlumazenil, a benzodiazepine receptor antagonist, which is used for benzodiazepine overdose, can also reverse zolpidem’s sedative/hypnotic and memory impairing effects.[10][11]

This is in my opinion has pushed Charlie sheen over the edge!

cite: Wikipedia