Beyond Benzodiazepines: Alternative Pharmacologic Agents for the Treatment of Insomnia

@inproceedings{Wagner1998BeyondBA,
  title={Beyond Benzodiazepines: Alternative Pharmacologic Agents for the Treatment of Insomnia},
  author={J. Wagner and M. Wagner and W. Hening},
  booktitle={The Annals of pharmacotherapy},
  year={1998}
}
OBJECTIVE: To review the epidemiology, etiology, and classification of insomnia and provide an overview of the pharmacologic therapy of insomnia. Novel nonbenzodiazepine hypnotics including zolpidem, zopiclone, and zaleplon, as well as nonprescription products such as valerian and melatonin, are reviewed in detail. DATA SOURCES: A MEDLINE search was performed to identify relevant clinical studies, case reports, abstracts, and review articles published between April 1992 and December 1997. Key… Expand
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