Navigation Links
Negative Effects Of Sedatives

Elderly people taking sedatives for a sounder sleep could suffer from side effects like dizziness or loss of balance, a study says//.

Such people could try non-drug therapies instead, it says. Canadian researchers led by Usoa Busto detail an analysis of 24 studies carried out between 1966 and 2003, covering 2,417 participants over 60, the online edition of BBC News reported.

The researchers compared people who had taken sedatives for five consecutive nights with others taking dummy pills.

They found that the risk of side effects such as dizziness, loss of balance, falls, and disorientation outweighed the benefits of such drugs.

Although benefits from taking sedatives, such as more sound uninterrupted sleep, ease of getting to sleep and greater total sleep time, were reported, effects such as dizziness or loss of balance were reported in 13 studies done on 1,016 participants.

Seven cases led to serious events - six falls and one car crash.

The study suggests that older patients are more than twice as likely to experience an adverse effect after taking sedatives as they are to gain a better quality of sleep.

The researchers suggested that older people should try non-drug therapies, such as cognitive behaviour therapy.

"Because fewer risks are associated with behavioural therapies, there may be a viable treatment alternative in a healthy elderly population," they said.

This research will prove vital, not just because as many as half of all older people suffer from irregular patterns of sleep, accounting for 40 percent of sleeping pill prescriptions, but - importantly - because there isn't enough evidence-based research carried out on older people in this area, an expert Lorna Layward was quoted as saying.

"The research reinforces the need for regular reviews of medicines for older people to ensure that the benefits outweigh the risk rather than vice ve
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Negative Emotions Could Lead To Stroke
2. Negative Impact Of Hepatitis C Infection In Renal Transplant Recipients
3. Woman Tests Negative For Japanese Encephalitis: Health Minister
4. Bird Flu Test Results Negative: India
5. Negative Effects of Asthma Can Be Countered With Personality changes
6. 21 Year Old Tests Negative for the Human Form Of Bird-Flu
7. Disney in Trouble? Negative Excitement in Disneyland, Paris
8. Negative religious Spirituality related to depression in physicians
9. Indonesian Traveler Tests Negative For Bird Flu, Singapore Safe
10. Chicken Samples Test Negative For Bird Flu In Chattisgarh
11. Symptoms In Dementia Patients Negatively Correlates With The Characteristics Of Caregivers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Negative Effects Sedatives

(Date:4/17/2014)... By discovering a new mechanism that allows blood to ... UC Irvine and the Salk Institute have opened the ... stroke-induced brain damage. , A complex and devastating neurological ... primary reason for disability in the U.S. The blood-brain ... blood-borne material into the brain, causing the permanent deficits ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... April 17, 2014 EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit ... issues, published a comprehensive review today examining the current ... virus. The review calls for improved global surveillance strategies ... the recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that ... countries of Guinea and Liberia. According to the ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... off depression among retirees, particularly among those who live ... The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and ... Use and Depression Among Retired Older Adults in the ... that Internet use reduced the probability of a depressed ... , Late-life depression affects between 5 and 10 million ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... NEW YORK (17 April 2014) Population Council scientists and ... is safe, stable, and can prevent the transmission of ... and rectum in animals: HIV, herpes simplex virus 2 ... provides the first data that the gel is effective ... of efficacy in the vagina against all three viruses ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... April 17, 2014 Meaningful long-term survival ... cancer of the abdomen when treated with cytoreductive ... to a first-of-its-size analysis by physicians at Wake ... has the largest reported, single-center experience with cytoreductive ... Levine, M.D., and analysis of 20 years, worth ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Study IDs new cause of brain bleeding immediately after stroke 2Health News:Re-emergence of Ebola focuses need for global surveillance strategies 2Health News:Re-emergence of Ebola focuses need for global surveillance strategies 3Health News:Internet use may cut retirees' depression 2Health News:Animal study provides first evidence that gel can prevent multiple virus transmission in vagina/rectum 2Health News:20 years of data shows treatment technique improvement for advanced abdominal cancer 2
... Calif., Oct. 10 AlphaDetail, Inc., a leader,in primary ... Life Sciences Industry, continues to affirm its commitment to ... on the east coast. AlphaDetail will open a ... This will benefit a large number of clients located ...
... Oct. 10 The Pennsylvania,Department of Health today ... (CDC) advisory for consumers not to eat Banquet ... due to possible,Salmonella contamination., "Federal officials have ... want to ensure Pennsylvanians are taking the,appropriate measures ...
... Inc. (OTC,Bulletin Board: SCIE) announced today that it ... Company,s quality system from the Notified,Body G-MED. SpectraScience ... II.3 of the European directive 93/42/EEC. In addition, ... Jim Hitchin the Company,s CEO said, "This certification ...
... 10 Good Shepherd,Rehabilitation Network has expanded ... The virtual store at, http://www.rehabilitystores.com with ... of secure online shopping specifically for those ... and their caregivers., "Rehability offers a ...
... Rural/Metro,Corporation announced that a majority of its ... Capital Management LLC, the Company,s,largest stockholder. During the ... and constructive dialogue. The Board,s desire is to ... remains committed,to doing what is best to enhance ...
... likely to develop breathing problems, study finds, , , WEDNESDAY, Oct. ... in their first month of life were more likely to ... a new study found. , Danish researchers found that infants ... influenzae or Moraxella catarrhalis bacteria had more ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:AlphaDetail, Inc. Affirms Commitment to Local East Coast Presence 2Health News:Salmonella Outbreak Traced to Banquet and Store Brand Frozen Pot Pies 2Health News:SpectraScience Receives Final European Certification 2Health News:Those With Disabilities as Well as Aging Population Throughout Country Now Have Access to Thousands of Specialized Products 2Health News:Rural/Metro Board of Directors Meets With Accipiter Capital Management 2Health News:Rural/Metro Board of Directors Meets With Accipiter Capital Management 3Health News:Early Bacterial Infection May Boost Asthma Risk 2Health News:Early Bacterial Infection May Boost Asthma Risk 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... Most osteoporosis patients want a choice in the ... sponsored by Mission Pharmacal Company. The survey, conducted by ... support community, revealed that 74 percent of osteoporosis patients ... form other than a pill or a tablet. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. , Jan. 15, 2014  Celsion Corporation (the ... it has received commitments from institutional investors to purchase ... common stock in an at-the-market registered direct offering, led ... Company entered into definitive purchase agreements with these investors ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014  Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of ... to protect their most important business assets, intellectual ... ) Because of the highly-competitive nature ... one of the most litigious industry sectors of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 2Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 3Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 2Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 3Intellectual Property Insurance for Medical-related Products and Services 2
... Feb. 24, 2011 GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of ... 2010 Environmental Stewardship Award from Nalco Company (NYSE: ... ongoing efforts to reduce its climate change impact ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101231/NALCOLOGO ) The Environmental Stewardship ...
... N.C., Feb. 24, 2011 Chimerix, Inc., a pharmaceutical ... announced today that Kenneth I. Moch, President and Chief ... Health Care Conference on March 1, 2011 at 3:00 ... New York City, NY. Mr. Moch will ...
Cached Medicine Technology:GlaxoSmithKline Wins Environmental Stewardship Award 2GlaxoSmithKline Wins Environmental Stewardship Award 3Chimerix to Present at the Citi 2011 Global Health Care Conference 2Chimerix to Present at the Citi 2011 Global Health Care Conference 3
... Affinity pacemaker family offers ... truly automatic devices. Featuring ... of advanced technologies ever ... pacemaker incorporates the exclusive ...
Medtronic, Inc., a world leader in therapies for restoring people with chronic conditions to full life, introduces the AT500 Pacing System for the management of atrial tachyarrhythmias and bradycardi...
The Guidant INSIGNIA Ultra pacing system offers sophisticated patient-specific, easy-to-use features for simplified patient management and enhanced patient safety....
... Powerful, flexible, and fast, the ... combines leading edge technologies with user-oriented ... The integrated SONO MR package consists ... and control, including HI COMPOUND multi-angle ...
Medicine Products: