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4 Multiple choice questions

  1. ambien; short term treatment of insomnia; take immediately before bed
  2. phenobarbitol, secobarbitol; these are old drugs that are highly habit forming although they are effective in short term treatment of insomnia
  3. potentiate the effects of GABA, resulting in increased CNS depression; treat anxiety, sleep, seizures, muscle relaxation, alcohol withdraw, anesthesia, sedation and conscious sedation; prototype: lorazepam
  4. lunesta; non benzo hypnotic for sleep- prevents waking during the night; GABA; the only sleep med approved for long term use

4 True/False questions

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


  2. ramelteonmelatonin receptor agonist; for difficulty falling asleep


  3. Buspironenot 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. meprobamateanti-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


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