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Rx for sleep/anxiety by Mind Map: Rx for sleep/anxiety
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Rx for sleep/anxiety

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Effects

Anxiolytic, Sedative, Hypnotic...zzzzzz's!

Anticonvulsant, Analgesic, Anesthetic

Muscle Relaxant

Benzodiazepines (Lorazepam)

Pharmacotherapeutics

Short-tm insomnia, Anxiolytic

Pharmacokinetics

Increase GABA

Physical dependence

Adv. Effects

CNS dep, zzzzz's (even in day)

Insomnia (rapid withdrawal), Tolerance (2 wks), lethal if taken with other CNS depressants

Other Considerations

COPD, Older Adult, Asian Culture

No ETOH

Antihistamines

Block CNS hist.-1

Active ingred in most OTC sedatives

For pts with pre-existing resp. illness

Antichol. Props: dry mouth, tachycardia, urinary retention, constipation

Nursing Management

No crush/chew SR tabs

Older Adults Caution

No ETOH

Upset Stomach? Food!

Initial avoidance of activity