Sedatives and medicines for sleep problems

Sedatives, hypnotics

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The Sedatives and medicines for sleep problems subcategory of medicines is also known as sedatives, hypnotics and sleeping tablets or pills.

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09 Jul 2014 While sleeping pills may seem like the easy answer to insomnia, they may not be the best solution for your needs. Your doctor or pharmacist can help. Find out more
(Media release)
06 Jun 2014 A new, hidden population dependent on prescribed or over-the-counter drugs is emerging, according to an article in the latest edition of Australian Prescriber.
For health professionals (CPD activity)
23 May 2014 This free case study on maximising sleep and minimising potential harms is for GPs, pharmacists, nurses and students.
For health professionals (CPD activity)
23 May 2014 This professional development activity on hypnotic medicines and insomnia is for pharmacists and nurses.
For health professionals (e-newsletter for health professionals)
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For health professionals (Health professional publication)
12 Feb 2014 Medicines are a significant cause of hospitalisation and potential mortality in older people. A Finnish study has demonstrated a link between cumulative use of anticholinergic and sedative medicines and increased hospitalisation and mortality.
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
12 Feb 2014 Medicines are a significant cause of hospitalisation and potential mortality in older people. A Finnish study has demonstrated a link between cumulative use of anticholinergic and sedative medicines and increased hospitalisation and mortality.
For health professionals (CPD activity)
01 Oct 2013 New interactive format! Free health professional clinical case studies for continuing professional development
For health professionals (Topic)
30 Aug 2013 Some medicines can increase the risk of poor outcomes for older people and should be avoided
(Condition)
17 Apr 2013 The number of hours you sleep is different for everyone & can change over time. What matters most is the quality of sleep. Read about insomnia, including alternatives to sleeping pills.

Active ingredients used in sedatives and medicines for sleep problems