Zolpimist is part of a class of medications called sedative/hypnotics, which are known more commonly as sleep medicines. It is thought that Zolpimist works by binding to certain receptors in the brain known as benzodiazepine receptors. It should be noted that Zolpimist is not a benzodiazepine drug and is not chemically related to benzodiazepines, even though it binds to the same receptors.
Zolpimist has not been adequately studied in children or adolescents. Do not give your child Zolpimist that has been prescribed for you or anyone else, and do not give your child Zolpimist without discussing the possible risks and benefits with your child's healthcare provider.
On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Zolpimist for something other than pain (this would be known as an "off-label" use). Using Zolpimist for long-term insomnia treatment would be considered an off-label use.