hypnotics


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hypnotics

These act on the brain to promote sleep.
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Although the new hypnotics are riot in the benzodiazepine class, they interact with the benzodiazepine receptor.
The associations held in separate analyses of several different hypnotics, including new short-acting hypnotics and older hypnotics, and after poor health was controlled for.
Those drugs had been thought to be safer than older hypnotics because of their shorter duration of action.
A meta-analysis updated and expanded 22 previously published studies conducted between 1996 and 2007, involving falls among 79 081 participants aged over 60, and evaluated nine drug classes--antihypertensive agents, diuretics, beta-blockers, sedatives and hypnotics, neuroleptics and antipsychotics, antidepressants, benzodiazepines, narcotics, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
prescribing guidelines for hypnotics for depressed patients need an overhaul, according to John Donoghue, a research pharmacist at Liverpool (England) John Moores University.
There's a trend toward treating insomnia with low doses of benzodiazepine hypnotics, which not only may be appropriate for some female and elderly sufferers, but also for individuals who suffer occasional insomnia precipitated by outside events.
Cesamet should not be taken with alcohol, sedatives, hypnotics, or other psychoactive substances because these substances can potentiate the central nervous system effects of nabilone.
Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Geriatrics have shown that, even after adjusting for the presence of psychiatric conditions, sedatives and hypnotics were both associated with an increased risk of suicide.
Although the new hypnotics are not in the benzodiazepine class, they interact with the benzodiazepine receptor.
He presented a randomized, multicenter trial in which 64 older patients with hypnotic-dependent insomnia were assigned to one of three treatment strategies: gradual weaning from their hypnotic drugs, placebo biofeedback followed by gradual weaning from hypnotics, or eight sessions of behavioral therapy followed by weaning from hypnotics.
Drug classes covered: antidepressants, antipsychotics, psychostimulants, hypnotics, sedatives, and anxiolytics.