The goal of this article is to educate pharmacists on the new er anxiolytic and hypnotic agents.
After reading this article, the pharmacist shouid be able to:
• Discuss the advantages of the new hypnotics and anxiolytics over previous agents.
• Discuss possible adverse effects and drug interactions of the new hypnotics and anxiolytics.
• Recommend one of the newer agents as an alternative to more conventional therapy when appropriate.
Osako L, Gutierrez MA, Wincor M. Update on anxiolytics and hypnotics. Calif Pharmacist. 1992:32-37.
California Pharmacists Association