the complaint of insomnia may include
difficulty in falling asleep, frequent
awakening, short duration of sleep, and
evaluation to find other causes before
hypnotic drugs. Benzodiazepines are
preferred but tolerance may occur.
Adverse affects--drowsiness, impaired
judgement, reduced motor skills, impair new
learning. lethal dose is variable except
benzodiazepines. possible fetal damage
avoid using with other CNS depressants
such as alcohol, narcotic analgesics,
•Benzodiazepines bind to benzodiazepine receptors
•in the CNS and act as agonists.
•They enhance the action of the inhibitory neurotransmitter
•gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).
•Reduce anxiety and panic.
•Skeletal muscle relaxation
anything ending with ‘am’ and also
Estazolam Flurazepam Midazolam HCL
Temazepam Triazolam Alprazolam Clorazepate