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  1. atypical antidepressant; causes significant sedation as an adverse effect; commonly used for sleep now
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. melatonin receptor agonist; for difficulty falling asleep

4 True/False questions

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

          

  2. 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

          

  3. meprobamateshort term management of anxiety, effects the thalamus and limbic system; mild tranquilizer w/ anticonvulsant and muscle relaxant qualities; pregnancy D and CNS adverse effects

          

  4. hydroxyzineshort term management of anxiety, effects the thalamus and limbic system; mild tranquilizer w/ anticonvulsant and muscle relaxant qualities; pregnancy D and CNS adverse effects