Quantcast Nonbarbiturate sedative and hypnotics - Pharmacology I

Share on Google+Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on Stumble Upon
Custom Search
 
  
 
c.
Intermediate-Acting Barbiturates.
(1)  Basic information. Intermediate-acting barbiturates have a duration of
action that lasts from 4 hours to 6 hours. These agents are mainly use for the initial and
short-term treatment of insomnia.
Example of intermediate-acting barbiturate. Amobarbital (Amytal).
(2)
d.
Long-Acting Barbiturates.
(1)  Basic information. Long-acting barbiturates have a duration of action
that lasts from 6 hours to 8 hours. These agents are used orally to maintain daylong
sedation in anxiety-tension states. Furthermore, long-acting barbiturates are useful in
the treatment of various convulsive disorders.
(2)
Examples of long-acting barbiturates.
(a)
Phenobarbital.
Mephobarbital (Mebaral).
(b)
7-9. NONBARBITURATE SEDATIVES AND HYPNOTICS
a.
Short-Acting Agents.
(1)  Background information. Short-acting nonbarbiturate sedative-hypnotics
are generally used orally in the initial and short-term treatment of insomnia.
(2)
Examples of short-acting nonbarbiturate sedative-hypnotics.
(a)  Chloral hydrate (Noctec). Drug interactions may occur between
chloral hydrate and anticoagulants, furosemide, alcohol, or other drugs that are CNS
depressants.
(b)  Triazolam (Halcion). Triazolam is rapidly absorbed through the
oral route and is as effective as the barbiturates in inducing sleep. It is excreted in
breast milk and should not be administered to nursing mothers.
b.
Intermediate-Acting Agents.
(1)  Background information. Intermediate-acting nonbarbiturate agents are
administered orally to effectively control moderate to severe daytime anxiety and
tension in patients who have neuroses and mild depressive states.
(2)
Examples of intermediate-acting nonbarbiturates.
MD0804
7-8



Medical News
Scientists discover an on/off switch for aging cells
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered an on-and-off...
medicalxpress.com
Ultrasound enhancement provides clarity to damaged tendons, ligaments
The potential was hidden in plain sight, pretty much since...
medicalxpress.com
Sierra Leone faces criticism over Ebola shutdown
Sierra Leone began the second day of a 72-hour nationwide...
medicalxpress.com
New cancer drug target involving lipid chemical messengers
More than half of human cancers have abnormally upregulated chemical...
medicalxpress.com
New Regimens Boost Optimism for Pancreatic Ca (CME/CE)
SAN FRANCISCO (MedPage Today) -- Stereotactic ablative radiation allowed 40%...
medpagetoday.com
This Week: Ebola, Interns, and Low-T Tx
(MedPage Today) -- An exclusive piece on the rising costs...
medpagetoday.com
Twenty-four percent of middle-aged and older Americans meet muscle-strengthening guidelines
Past research has shown that strength training can benefit older...
scopeblog.stanford.edu
Twenty-four percent of middle-aged and older Americans meet muscle-strengthening guidelines
Past research has shown that strength training can benefit older...
scopeblog.stanford.edu
Vitamin K antagonist plus clopidogrel feasible for PCI
(HealthDay)—Vitamin K antagonists (VKA) combined with clopidogrel may be a...
medicalxpress.com
Electronic health records tied to shorter time in ER
(HealthDay)—Length of emergency room stay for trauma patients is shorter...
medicalxpress.com
Tight blood sugar control doesn't prevent strokes in diabetics
(HealthDay)—A six-year study of people with type 2 diabetes found...
medicalxpress.com
Friday Feedback: Docs Defend Fee-for-Service
(MedPage Today) -- Are American healthcare providers ready to let...
medpagetoday.com
Presence of peers ups health workers' hand hygiene
(HealthDay)—The presence of other health care workers improves hand hygiene...
medicalxpress.com
Surgical Training Can Be Fun and Games
(MedPage Today) -- Competition and prizes motivated surgical residents to...
medpagetoday.com
UN: Ebola 'Threat to Security'
(MedPage Today) -- The West Africa Ebola epidemic is a...
medpagetoday.com
Study explores docs' roles in end-of-life hospitalizations
(HealthDay)—Family physicians have several distinct roles in preventing and guiding...
medicalxpress.com
Adults over 45 not meeting US muscle strengthening guidelines, study says
(HealthDay)—Although there is mounting evidence that muscle-strength training provides key...
medicalxpress.com
Germany, France plan air lifts to help fight Ebola
Germany and France will send military transport planes to West...
medicalxpress.com
When A Hospital Closes
BELHAVEN, N.C. (MedPage Today) -- People in this one-stoplight farming...
medpagetoday.com
Researchers reveal pathway that contributes to Alzheimer's disease
Researchers at Jacksonville's campus of Mayo Clinic have discovered a...
medicalxpress.com
 


Privacy Statement - Copyright Information. - Contact Us

comments powered by Disqus

Integrated Publishing, Inc.
9438 US Hwy 19N #311 Port Richey, FL 34668

Phone For Parts Inquiries: (727) 755-3260
Google +