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Issue date: April 2004
Review date: April 2007 National Institute for
Clinical Excellence
Quick reference guide

Zaleplon, zolpidem and zopiclone
for the short-term management of insomnia

1 Guidance 2 Implementation
1.1 When, after due consideration of the use of 2.1 Implications for the NHS
non-pharmacological measures, hypnotic drug

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2.2.3 To measure compliance locally with the zolpidem or zopiclone, is prescribed, the
guidance, the following criteria could be drug with the lowest purchase cost is
used. chosen.

· Hypnotic drug therapy is used for the · A patient is switched from one of these
management of severe insomnia hypnotic…


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