Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.
Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Alcohol has an additive effect with zolpidem and the two
should not be combined. Zolpidem should not be combined with other sedative
drugs because of the additive effects.
ketoconazole (Nizoral, Extina, Xolegel, Kuric) may
increase the blood concentration of zolpidem by reducing the activity of the
enzymes that breakdown zolpidem in the
liver. Conversely, rifampin may reduce
the concentration of zolpidem by increasing the activity of the enzymes that