Zolpidem is a drug that is usually prescribed for sleep disorder problems (insomnia). Zolpidem is a short – term medicine as it may be habit forming drug. Many hospitalized pediatric burn patients with ADHD are sleep deprived. To help pediatric patients to sleep, zolpidem medication is given to them.
Why pediatric burn patients with ADHD suffer from sleep problems?
ADHD is a condition which makes a pediatric child to lose the ability to sleep. When pediatric children are burnt or injured, they suffer from pain that occur because of this. This would increase the irritation in them and would be uncomfortable. This would increase their inability to sleep. Though pediatric burn patients wish to sleep, it would be very difficult for them. This is why medication like Zolpidem is provided to help them sleep properly.
Shall you give zolpidem to your pediatric burn child with ADHD?
You are not supposed to give zolpidem to pediatric burn child without consulting with the doctor. Giving the wrong dosage strength would cause hazard to the child. The doctor would check whether the pediatric burn child needs zolpidem or not. If the medico finds that it would be appropriate to give this medication to help them sleep, zolpidem would be prescribed. So never treat your pediatric burn patients with ADHD without getting advice from a health care professional.
How Zolpidem is effective in ADHD treatment?
Zolpidem (Ambien) is generally referred as a hypnotic or sedative medication that controls brain functions and helps in initiating as well as maintaining sleep. Various studies have been performed to find the effectiveness of zolpidem drug on pediatric burn patients who are found most affected with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. When zolpidem is examined in children, they also found no significant reduction in the latency of sleep to sleep onset. Burn patients spend less time in curative stages of sleep. And another study says that burn patients found zolpidem to increase restorative sleep.
And in short, zolpidem drug is found effective to initiate the sleep with the ADHD pediatric burn patients to recover quickly from the same problem.
Few studies say that when Ambien (Zolpidem) drug is taken for the long term then it may affect those people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Especially for pediatric patients as they develop addiction very soon. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is caused by the people when they take the zolpidem drug at least for 2 to 5 years of time. The study says that 55 members out of 43,303 people are likely to be affected with ADHD. Though there are many researches been happening on whether zolpidem can be given to pediatric patients or not, a definite result is not achieved by this. So, it is very important that you follow the advice of your health care professional for treating your pediatric burn child with ADHD.