NUR1020 Sleep and rest

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clugger
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NUR1020 Sleep and rest
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2014-04-03 23:04:54
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  1. Most common side effects of sleep meds
    • Dizziness, lightheadedness, daytime drowsiness
    • diarrhea
  2. Non benzodiazepines
    • Newest class of sedative/ hypnotics
    • Short half-life
    • Selective, target specific receptors
    • zolpidem tartrate (Ambien)
    • zaleplon (Sonata)
  3. benzodiazepines
    • Includes short acting and long-acting drugs
    • Many originally to treat anxiety
    • Diazepam (Valium)
    • alprazolam (Xanax)
    • flurazepam (Dalmane)
    • lorazepam (Ativan)
    • triazolam (Halcion)
  4. barbiturate
    • Rarely prescribed bc risk of addiction, abuse, overdose
    • amobarbital (Amytal)
    • pentobarbital (Nembutal)
    • secobarbital (Seconal)
  5. Tricyclic Antidepressants
    • Not FDA approved for this purpose
    • Benefit for some people
    • amitriptyline (Elavil)
    • doxepin (Sinequan)
    • imipramine (Tofranil)
    • nortriptyline (Aventyl, Pamelor)
  6. Nonprescription sleep meds
    • melatonin
    • Herbal:
    • chamomile tea
    • Valerian root
    • hops
    • lavender
    • Passionflower

    All not undergone extensive testing

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