Nonbenzodiazepines (Z-drugs)

Nonbenzodiazepines, commonly referred to as “Z-Drugs”, are a widely prescribed class of psychoactive drugs for the treatment of insomnia. Characterized by rapid onset, these drugs, which include zopidem, zopiclone, and zaleplon among others, can induce intense sedation, feelings of euphoria, and hallucinations. Users of nonbenzodiazepines have reportedly experienced side effects such as short-term memory loss, sleepwalking, and sleep driving.1

Due to their involvement in drug facilitated crime, nonbenzodiazepines are analyzed in forensic and clinical settings. Chromatographic or MS-based methods including HPLC, GC/MS and LC-MS/MS are typically used to quantitate these substances.2

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