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  • n. Plural form of hypnotic.


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  • Despite the recession, prescriptions for major sleeping-pill brands rose 7% last year, and by next year, the pharmaceutical industry is predicted to reap at least $5 billion from annual sales of so-called hypnotics to help people sleep.

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  • Direct-acting pressors have their action extracellularly at postsynaptic receptors. 4 The evaluation of liver function at initial presentation andfour tosix weeks following recovery is recommended, although the incidence of hepatotoxicity following acute overdose is rare. 5 Caution should be exercised in the use of sedative/hypnotics for CNS excitation because of synergistic depressant effects during overdose.

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  • Truly, yesterday was one of the most inutterably awful days in recent memory, between the sleep deprivation and being so loaded up on hypnotics and rushing to get ready for ReaderCon and running errands and all the rain.

    Waking the Witch

  • More than half of the increase was due to corticosteroids, blood thinners, and sedatives and hypnotics.

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  • "Sedative hypnotics in older people with insomnia: meta-analysis of risks and benefits".

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  • In 2004, Goldenberg et al published results from an extensive literature search of fibromyalgia treatment trials and found no evidence for efficacy of opioids, corticosteroids, NSAIDs, benzodiazepines and nonbenzodiazepine hypnotics, melatonin, calcitonin, thyroid hormone, guaifenesin, dehydroepiandrosterone or magnesium.

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  • In regards to sedative hypnotics, that ` s mostly what we ` re talking about here.

    CNN Transcript Jan 7, 2010

  • The problem with most of these medications — especially so-called sedative-hypnotics, obtained by prescription and also known as benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepines — is that while they might seem to give the sufferer some relief, they either disrupt or prohibit REM sleep, the restorative kind that provides great, complicated dreams and a sense of renewed vigor and optimism in the morning.

    The Waking Dead

  • FDA guidelines suggest limiting the use of most hypnotics to seven to ten days up to a maximum of a month, yet many of us take them for much longer.

    Gayle Greene: To Med or Not to Med

  • It may help to know that hypnotics, as FDA-approved sleep meds are called, are regulated in a way that makes many doctors shy away from them; if your doctor seems irritated with your request, it may have more to do with these regulations than with you.

    Gayle Greene: To Med or Not to Med


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