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  1. benzodiazepine; treats anxiety and insomnia; adverse: mild drowsiness, ataxia, confusion, resp disturbance, bradycardia; pt: can become tolerant and need larger doses, paradoxical excitement can occur, wide therapeutic index, avoid CNS depressants, short duration of action, larger half life in asians
  2. anti-anxiety drug and CNS depressant; rapidly produces feeling of calm and relieves anxiety without impaired mental status; can be coadministered with narcotic to control pain and minimize narcotic nausea
  3. not related to benzos, treats anxiety, but action is not known. optimum relief within three to four weeks; short term therapy but no tolerance effect
  4. melatonin receptor agonist; for difficulty falling asleep

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  1. trazodoneatypical antidepressant; causes significant sedation as an adverse effect; commonly used for sleep now

          

  2. eszopiclonenot related to benzos, treats anxiety, but action is not known. optimum relief within three to four weeks; short term therapy but no tolerance effect

          

  3. sleep stagesphenobarbitol, secobarbitol; these are old drugs that are highly habit forming although they are effective in short term treatment of insomnia

          

  4. zolpidemsonata; sedative for sleep for up to 28 days, non benzo; can lead to dependency and rebound insomnia

          

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