I previously posted about the diagnosis of insomnia, the difference between primary and secondary/comorbid insomnia, and the importance of evaluating for and treating any underlying causes of insomnia. I encourage you to read my Secondary Insomnia post before reading any more of this post. Today I will be talking more about medication treatment options for secondary (comorbid) insomnia. Although persons with primary insomnia (insomnia not due to an underlying medical or psychiatric disorder) typically do not complain of excessive daytime sleepiness, drowsiness or sleepiness are common symptoms of patients with secondary insomnia. Provigil (modafinil) is a wakefulness promoting agent that acts on a central portion of the brain called the hypothalamus to reduce sleepiness. Because it minimally affects the higher centers of the brain, such as the cortex, it is less likely to cause jitteriness and anxiety than Ritalin and other stimulants. Provigil has Food and Drug Administration (F...
Generic Name: ZOLPIDEM EXTENDED-RELEASE - ORAL Pronounced: (ZOL-pi-dem) Ambien CR Oral Uses
Zolpidem is used for a short time to treat sleep problems
(insomnia) in adults. If you have trouble falling asleep, it helps you fall
asleep faster, so you can get a better night's rest. Zolpidem belongs to a
class of drugs called sedative-hypnotics. It acts on your brain to produce a
How To Use Ambien CR Oral
Read the Medication Guide and the Patient Instructions for
Use provided by your pharmacist before you start using zolpidem and each time
you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or
Prime the product according to the instructions before you
use it for the first time and if you have not used it for at least 14 days.
Point the spray away from your face and other people while you are priming
Spray this medication into your mouth over your tongue as
directed by your doctor, usually...
I am suffering from extreme chronic depression and panic disorder. Can Xanax and Klonopin help? Have other people experienced added depression with Klonopin? The reality is that everyone is different. Some people think certain meds have only limited uses (for example, "Xanax should only be for occasional symptoms") while others think differently ("some patients can experience complete remission of depression with only Xanax.") In reality, we have some guidelines, we have our clinical experience, and, most importantly, what you tell us. My tendency is to listen to the patient, not the diagnosis. Many benzos can have strange effects: for example, rather than sedate you, they may make you feel wired. So can it happen? Yes. But generally these drugs cause fairly predictable outcomes. As above, it's most important that you tell your doctor everything, including prior experience with all medications, whether pre...
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