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Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs – Sedative Hypnotics

by Pravin Shukle, MD
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    The lecture Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs – Sedative Hypnotics by Pravin Shukle, MD is from the course CNS - Pharmacology.


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    1. Insomnia
    2. General Anxiety Disorder
    3. PTSD
    4. Anxiety Disorder
    5. Agoraphobia
    1. Melatonin agonist
    2. It is most active in the ventromedial hypothalamus.
    3. It is used to induce anesthesia
    4. Excreted through the kidneys without metabolism
    5. It is used to treat trichotillomania
    1. Suvorexant is metabolized by the cytochrome system and may affect other medications.
    2. Suvorexant is nonadditive and safe to use by patients with substance abuse issues.
    3. Suvorexant is excreted in breast milk and should not be used by nursing women.
    4. Suvorexant is not excreted in breast milk and may be used by nursing women.
    5. Suvorexant use in pregnant women may potentiate limb hypoplasia and should not be prescribed to women that are pregnant or trying to get pregnant.
    1. The melatonin concentration is not consistent from bottle to bottle or pill to pill.
    2. Over-the-counter melatonin is less effective than other similar medications.
    3. Over-the-counter melatonin has more side effects compared to similar medications.
    4. It is more expensive
    5. There are no reasonable arguments against the use of over-the-counter melatonin

    Author of lecture Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs – Sedative Hypnotics

     Pravin Shukle, MD

    Pravin Shukle, MD


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