Nitrazepam and flurazepam
have prolonged action and may give rise to residual effects on the following day.
Estazolam (Pro-Sore), flurazepam
(Dalmane), quazepam (Doral), and temazepam (Restoril) are in this category Data on using these agents in pregnancy are limited.
Medications in this class specifically approved by the FDA for treating insomnia include triazolam (Halcion[R]), estazolam (ProSom[R]), temazepam (Restoril[R]), flurazepam
(Dalmane[R]), and quazepam (Doral[R]).
Prescription benzodiazepine sedatives, such as flurazepam
(Dalmane), used for insomnia can cause confusion, lightheadedness, and impaired balance.
Five benzodiazepines--estazolam, flurazepam
, quazepam, temazepam, and triazolam--also are approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat insomnia, but adverse events including dependence, daytime sleepiness, and lack of motor coordination are more likely with these drugs than with the new receptor agonists.
The 32-year-old man was found guilty at Chichester Crown Court of adding the sleeping drug Flurazepam
into the cup of coffee of a businessman sat beside him.
4 percent (excessive duration of therapy for estazolam, flurazepam
, temazepam, or triazolam).
Anspor Cephalosphorins Chloramphenicol Cleocin Doxycycline Eryc Erythro ethylsuccinate (EES) Erythromycin Erythromycin sulfisoxazole (Pediazole) Flurazepam
hydrochloride Lactulose syrup (used for chronic constipation) Lithium carbonate Neocalglucon (calcium supplement) Sulfonamides
Among the more commonly used long half-life benzodiazepine drugs are: clonazepam (Klonopin), diazepam (T-Quil, Valium, Valrelease, Vazepam, Zetran), clorazepate (Gen-XENE, Tranxene-SD, Tranxene T-Tab), chlordiazepoxide (Librium, Libritabs, Lipoxide), and flurazepam
The highest odds ratios were found for flurazepam
depressants/ agents such as alcohol flurazepam
and diazepam, may accumulate in elderly patients and cause confusion and secondary incontinence.