Drug class review on newer drugs for insomnia final report

Insomnia is a serious health problem that affects millions of people. Treatment involves behavioral changes, such as minimizing daily habits that interfere with sleep, and pharmacotherapy. The newer drugs for insomnia differ from each other in their pharmacokinetics, which could be expected to affec...

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Main Author: Carson, Susan
Corporate Author: Oregon Health & Science University Evidence-based Practice Center
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Portland, Or. Oregon Health & Science University, Evidence-Based Practice Center 2006, c2006
Series:Drug class reviews
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
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Summary:Insomnia is a serious health problem that affects millions of people. Treatment involves behavioral changes, such as minimizing daily habits that interfere with sleep, and pharmacotherapy. The newer drugs for insomnia differ from each other in their pharmacokinetics, which could be expected to affect different aspects of insomnia. For example, drugs with a shorter half-life might be effective for sleep latency but less effective for sleep duration. The purpose of this review is to compare the effectiveness and harms of these newer drugs for treatment of insomnia
Item Description:"July 2006."
Physical Description:PDF file (90 p.)