Dianne Takes Her Medicine
The crushed Zolpidem was placed into Dianne’s mouth using a spoon. Thankfully, as she was only partially comatose, it was possible to administer the treatment to her orally. It was hard to tell if she even liked the medicine as she looked somewhat uncomfortable when given the powdered pill. Thankfully, family members such as her daughter Tracy were on hand to help to get her to accept the medicine. As Dianne swallowed the Zolpidem, there was a look of struggle and disgust apparent on her face.
A Quick Look at Zolpidem
The medicine being used to help Dianne was being used a bit differently than was intended at its inception. Zolpidem, which is sold under various trade names such as Ambien and Stilnox, is a medication that is used in the short-term treatment of various sleeping disorders. It is only supposed to be used after behavioral and counseling changes have been tried. The duration of action for Zolpidem is typically in the three-hour region. The dosage used can be as much as three tablets at a time.