Tag: "benzodiazepine" at medical news

Study suggests hip fractures not caused by benzodiazepine use after all

...licy was implemented in New York in 1989 requiring benzodiazepine prescribing on triplicate forms. Since then, all p...y resulted in an immediate 60 percent reduction in benzodiazepine use among women and 58 percent among men. The neighboring demographically-similar state New Jersey d...

Effects of new sleep medication appear unlikely to have potential for abuse or cognitive impairment

...ost commonly used to treat the condition (known as benzodiazepine receptor agonists) have a number of problematic si...ls among older adults. In addition, those who use benzodiazepine receptor agonists long-term may experience withdrawal symptoms--including anxiety, irritability and ...

New sleep medication shows less potential to foster abuse and dependence

...of the brain's melatonin receptors rather than its benzodiazepine receptors make its subjective side effects differe...olpidem (Ambien), all of which bind to the brain's benzodiazepine receptors and may result in impaired thinking, hangover, withdrawal symptoms and rebound insomnia. ...

Racial disparities in access to medicines increase after implementation of prescription surveillance

...d problematic use and almost completely eliminated benzodiazepine abuse including pharmacy hopping, in the cohort of...oring program. Blacks had a lower baseline rate of benzodiazepine use as compared to whites and Hispanics, but also had the greatest reduction in use as a result of t...

Ginkgo biloba extract: More than just for memory?

...ed that it might interact with the peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptor (PBR), a molecule they have been studying for the last 20 years. For example, they have determined that this protein (discovered by accident when researchers looked at how the anti-anxiety drug diazepam, better known as Valium, worked) is in...

Awareness under anaesthesia-findings from research by University of Leicester professor

...h memory. I and colleagues have also investigated benzodiazepine sedation as another clinical circumstance in which there may be dissociation between unconscious and consciousrecall. There is an intriguing literature in which patients have developed psychological disturbance following operations with general an...

Study reveals better drug option for emergency treatment of seizures in children

...io, USA) states: "Transmucosal administration of a benzodiazepine can be rapidly done and, potentially, reduces the ...Does every child with seizures need a transmucosal benzodiazepine prescription?"...

Panel calls for a new look at treatments commonly used for chronic insomnia

...ith few proven options. The panel noted that newer benzodiazepine receptor agonist medications have been developed that have fewer and less severe adverse effects than other medications, and show promise for long-term use, but this requires further evaluation. The panel also expressed concern that many insomnia suf...

Despite alternatives, addictive drugs most often prescribed for sleep problems

...ance plans were also twice as likely to result in benzodiazepine prescriptions as visits by patients with private health insurance. Psychiatrists were four times as likely to prescribe newer non-benzodiazepine drugs during patient visits compared to family practice and internal medicine physicians. "Psychiatrists ...

Ramelteon demonstrates no abuse potential according to study results

... and abuse potential of ramelteon and triazolam, a benzodiazepine sedative-hypnotic. During the treatment period, s...hire, Ill. "Comparing ramelteon's effects versus a benzodiazepine sedative-hypnotic provides information that is valuable scientifically, as well as clinically releva...

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