In the absence of recent studies of factors influencing the quality of antidepressant and sedative-hypnotic
prescribing using the revised criteria, this study aimed to (i) assess the influence of sociological factors on prescribing of potentially inappropriate antidepressants, and (ii) assess the influence of these factors on prescribing of potentially inappropriate anxiolytics/sedative-hypnotics
for older community-dwelling Americans.
Studies show that older people who take sleeping pills, also called sedative-hypnotics
and tranquillisers, sleep only a little longer and a little better than those who don't take them, according to Choosing Wisely, an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Taking certain sedative-hypnotic
medications in addition to opioids further increased the risk of overdose death.
The results suggested that ZEO has strong sedative-hypnotic
, anxiolytic and muscle relaxant properties in various animal models.
Enomoto and co-authors (2010) studied the use of sedative-hypnotic
medications in 557 hospitalized adult patients.
The most commonly prescribed sedative-hypnotic
agent in the United States, zolpidem (under such brand names such as Ambien[R] and Intermezzo[R]), has been found to increase significantly the risk of falling among hospitalized patients.
tolerance, a result of physical dependence, was sometimes assessed by administering a 200 mg "test" dose of intramuscular pentobarbital.
The Food and Drug Administration has decided that the sedative-hypnotic
drug sodium oxybate cannot be approved for treatment of fibromyalgia, based on the information currently included in the approval application, the manufacturer announced last month.
In the present study, the sedative-hypnotic
activity of the active fractions extracted from Suanzaoren and Danshen were studied using the method of pentobarbital-induced sleep in the mouse model.
Subsequent molecular and haplotype analyses identified Mpdz as the only gene within the interval for which the presence of sequence and expression differences matched the observed withdrawal behavior, and which could therefore potentially explain the QTL effect on sedative-hypnotic
drug withdrawal (Shirley et al.
Zolpidem (ZOLE-pi-dem) tartrate is a sedative-hypnotic
drug indicated for the short-term treatment of insomnia.
Individual chapters cover basic psychopharmacology and aging, antipsychotics, antidepressants, mood stabilizers, anxiolytic and sedative-hypnotic
medications, treatment of substance-related disorders, treatment of movement disorders, medications to treat dementia and other cognitive disorders, and analgesics.
The risks of the sedative-hypnotic
drugs include severe allergic reactions and complex sleep-related behaviors like sleep-driving.
Propofol is an intravenous sedative-hypnotic
agent for use in the induction and maintenance of anesthesia or sedation.
To meet the needs of other major, underserved medical markets Manhattan Pharmaceuticals is also developing PTH (1-34), a peptide believed to be a regulator of epidermal cell growth, for the treatment of psoriasis, and Propofol Lingual Spray, a proprietary lingual spray formulation of propofol, the world's best-selling general anesthetic, as a sedative-hypnotic
for use during diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.