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Benzodiazepines for alcohol withdrawal

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2262
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Benzodiazepines are a group of medications that work as sedatives. They are commonly called “benzos”. Diazepam and lorazepam are 2 benzodiazepines used to manage all stages of alcohol withdrawal. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how benzodiazepines help, how your prescriber will decide which benzodiazepine is right for you, how much medication you will need, and possible side effects.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Benzodiazepines
Alcohol-Related Disorders - therapy
Alcoholism - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Benzodiazepines
Alcoholism--Treatment
Specialty
Medications
Abstract
Benzodiazepines are a group of medications that work as sedatives. They are commonly called “benzos”. Diazepam and lorazepam are 2 benzodiazepines used to manage all stages of alcohol withdrawal. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how benzodiazepines help, how your prescriber will decide which benzodiazepine is right for you, how much medication you will need, and possible side effects.
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Prepared by: Pharmacy Services, Aberdeen Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2262
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Psychopharmacological issues in geriatrics

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat34121
edited by Unax Lertxundi, Juan Mendrano and Rafael Hernández. --Sharjah, UAE: Bentham Science Publishers , c2014.
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Demographic changes due to improved life expectancy and access to medical care has increased the number of people aged 65 years and beyond. This raises an important new challenge for healthcare professionals. Changes in organ functions, homeostatic mechanisms and receptor responsiveness impair drug distribution, metabolism and excretion, and reduce the effectiveness of medicines among geriatric patients. As a consequence, management of medical regimens is much more challenging in the elderly t…
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Other Authors
Lertxundi, Unax
Medrano, Juan
Hernández, Rafael
Responsibility
edited by Unax Lertxundi, Juan Mendrano and Rafael Hernández
Place of Publication
Sharjah, UAE
Publisher
Bentham Science Publishers
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (342 p.)
ISBN
9781681080345 (elec. bk)
Subjects (MeSH)
Psychopharmacology
Geriatrics
Subjects (LCSH)
Geriatric psychopharmacology
Benzodiazepines - Side effects
Geriatrics
Abstract
Demographic changes due to improved life expectancy and access to medical care has increased the number of people aged 65 years and beyond. This raises an important new challenge for healthcare professionals. Changes in organ functions, homeostatic mechanisms and receptor responsiveness impair drug distribution, metabolism and excretion, and reduce the effectiveness of medicines among geriatric patients. As a consequence, management of medical regimens is much more challenging in the elderly than in younger adult patients. Elderly patients are also more susceptible than other age groups to certain drug-drug interactions, drug-disease interactions and adverse drug reactions owing to the number of drugs administered. Polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medication is a common finding in the elderly healthcare and it is considered a public health issue related to morbidity, mortality and health care resource use. Psychopharmacological Issues in Geriatrics can be regarded as a ‘pharmacovigilance’ manual for elderly patients as it presents recommendations for geriatric prescription with specific considerations. The book also provides a comprehensive review of specific classes of psychopharmacological agents used to treat geriatric patients, including antipsychotics, anxiolytics, hypnotics and mood stabilizers. The book is intended as a handbook for general medical and nursing practitioners.
Contents
Cover; Title; EUL; Contents; Foreword; Preface; List of Contributors; Chapter 01; Chapter 02; Chapter 03; Chapter 04; Chapter 05; Chapter 06; Chapter 07; Chapter 08; Chapter 09; Chapter 10; Chapter 11; Chapter 12; Chapter 13; Chapter 14; Chapter 15; Index.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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