Tag: "sedatives" at medical news
Insomnia, falls in elderly linked
... not look at patients who were prescribed powerful sedatives
to help them sleep, such as morphine, nor did it include patients taking anxiety drugs that also aid sleeping ability. Sleep-aiding medications, Chervin and Avidan note, are only one way to deal with persistent insomnia, and in fact are not the first...
Patients' favorite music during surgery lessens need for sedative
...room sounds. Playing music did reduce the need for sedatives
during surgery. "Doctors and patients should both note that music can be used to supplement sedation in the operating room," Kain said. The lead author was Chakib Ayoub,M.D., with co-authors Laudi Rizk, M.D., Chadi Yaacoub, M.D., and Dorothy Gaal, ...
Many drugs prescribed for chronic insomnia are not approved for that purpose
...ide variety of antidepressants, antipsychotics and sedatives
gained favor for the treatment of insomnia despite the fact that none of these medications are approved for the treatment of insomnia." McCall said the widespread use of these drugs "suggests that there must be substantial evidence supporting this pr...
Opiates better than sedatives for treating newborns in withdrawal
For years, sedatives
have been the gold standard for treating newborns ...h suggests that opiates themselves are superior to sedatives
for treating infants born to women who used heroin or methadone while pregnant. Opiates appear to be...
Prescription drugs can interact with a variety of foods
...articular should be aware of interactions with the sedatives
triazolam, midazolam and diazepam which could cause excessive sedation. As little as 6.0 oz of grapefruit juice may lower the amount of a drug needed to produce the desired effect, which could cause an overdose. The blood that absorbs nutrients passe...
Risks of taking sedatives for insomnia in older people may be greater than the benefits
...d that the adverse results for older people taking sedatives
such as dizziness, loss of balance, falls, and di...ere were many potential benefits for people taking sedatives
such as improved quality of sleep (more sound uninterrupted sleep), ease of getting to sleep and tot...
Tracking computer-based error reports improves patient safety, Hopkins study finds
...irals (17 percent), followed by pain relievers and sedatives
(15 percent), antihistamines for allergies (15 percent), nutritional supplements and vitamins (11 percent), gastrointestinal medications (8 percent), cardiovascular medications (7 percent) and hormonal medications (6 percent).Authors on the paper are...
Allergic rhinitis associated with impaired sleep quality
...significantly increased consumption of alcohol and sedatives
in cases compared with the control group," the authors write. The effects of allergic rhinitis on sleep became more pronounced when the condition was moderate to severe. As allergies worsened, individuals slept fewer hours at night, felt sleepy mor...
Music helps patients tune out test anxiety
... very safe," Krevsky said. "And while the risks of sedatives
are relatively small, in general, less medication is always better." Krevsky also notes the decreased drug dose may translate into reduced healthcare costs. Most of the participants picked gospel tunes, but the type of music didn't appear to mak...
Drug treatment improves learning in mice with Down syndrome symptoms, Stanford/Packard study shows
...ware, and enhance learning. Conversely, alcohol or sedatives
impair our ability to learn." But as any overenthusiastic college student can attest, too much caffeine can backfire. The same is true with high doses of PTZ, which can cause seizures. In fact, after some brief, inconclusive studies on cognition en...
New treatment effective in counteracting cocaine-induced symptoms
...the emergency room are treated with nitroglycerin, sedatives
such as Valium, and some blood-pressure medications such as calcium channel blockers and some beta blockers, Dr. Vongpatanasin said. However, the standard treatments dont alleviate all of the adverse effects of cocaine on the heart, blood pressure an...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
...on, who are also more likely to be taking types of sedatives
that have particular problems with addiction and side effects. As sleep quality and quantity typically decrease with age, objectively measured differences in the amount of sleep a healthy older man gets can affect his level of testosterone in th...