Delirium associated with only one dose of zopiclone in an older adult

Kalan U., Soysal P., IŞIK A. T.

PSYCHOGERIATRICS, vol.18, no.4, pp.321-323, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/psyg.12320
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.321-323
  • Keywords: delirium, insomnia, zopiclone, WITHDRAWAL, ZOLPIDEM
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Both insomnia and its treatment can lead to the development of delirium in older adults. In the present case, delirium occurred after a single dose of zopiclone was given for insomnia treatment in an 84-year-old patient. Considering the case, patients and caregivers should be informed about the rare complication when zopiclone is prescribed.