Hypnotic agent

Hypnotic agent

A drug capable of inducing a hypnotic state.
Mentioned in: Anesthesia, General
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"This study observed a significant association between the intensity of outdoor, artificial, nighttime lighting and the prevalence of insomnia as indicated by hypnotic agent prescriptions for older adults in South Korea," said Kyoung-bok Min.
Propofol is frequently selected as a hypnotic agent during colonoscopy because of its faster recovery time and low side-effect profile; although it is a good hypnotic agent, high doses are required to establish necessary conditions for the procedure, which, in turn, cause hypotension, respiratory depression, and loss of protective reflexes.
Zolpidem, a benzodiazepine receptor agonist, is a preferred hypnotic agent for insomnia because of its low risk for abuse and daytime sedation.
And some patients prefer the ease of using a hypnotic agent to the commitment required by CBT-I.
Propofol is a popular sedative hypnotic agent which is commonly used for induction of general anesthesia in the operating room (OR) and sedation in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
Nonelderly individuals may benefit from a short-term course of a prescription hypnotic agent, but they should be cautioned about the potential for dependence and the avoidance of daily use.
Some of the prescription drugs which were taken include antipsychotic medication Olanzapine, hypnotic agent Zopiclone, which is used in the treatment of insomnia, antidepressant Sertraline and Procyclidine, which blocks the effects of certain chemicals in the brain.
Paramedics arrived, but Mr Steen, 'was already beyond help.' Police found traces of mephedrone, which is a synthetic stimulant, and a bottle which had contained GBL, which can be an anaesthetic and hypnotic agent but which taken in large amounts can cause respiratory failure.
Police found traces of mephedrone, which is a synthetic stimulant and a bottle which had contained GBL, which can be an anaesthetic and hypnotic agent but which taken in large amounts can cause respiratory failure.