Sleep Disorder Medications (cont.)
Annette (Gbemudu) Ogbru, PharmD, MBA
Dr. Gbemudu received her B.S. in Biochemistry from Nova Southeastern University, her PharmD degree from University of Maryland, and MBA degree from University of Baltimore. She completed a one year post-doctoral fellowship with Rutgers University and Bristol Myers Squibb.
In this Article
- Sleep disorder drugs (hypnotic and sedative drugs) overview
- For what conditions are hypnotics used?
- Are there differences among hypnotics?
- What are the side effects of hypnotics?
- What are the drug interactions of hypnotics?
- What are some examples of hypnotic medications?
- Nonprescription sleep-aids
- Anti-Parkinson drugs
These drugs may be used to treat conditions that contribute to sleep disruption such as restless legs syndrome as a second line drug.
- Codeine Sulfate (codeine)
- Combunox (oxycodone HCI and ibuprofen)
- Endocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen)
- Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen)
- Percodan ( aspirin, oxycodone hydrochloride, oxycodone terephthalate)
- Roxicodone (oxycodone hydrochloride)
- Dolophine, Methadose (methadone)
- Dihydromorphine (not available in the U.S.)
- Darvon, Darvocet-N (propoxyphene)
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