Quazepam: Hypnotic Efficacy and Side Effects

@article{Kales1990QuazepamHE,
  title={Quazepam: Hypnotic Efficacy and Side Effects},
  author={A. Kales},
  journal={Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy},
  year={1990},
  volume={10}
}
  • A. Kales
  • Published 1990
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacotherapy: The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy
Quazepam is a benzodiazepine hypnotic that can be useful in the adjunctive pharmacologic treatment of insomnia. It is slowly eliminated due to the long elimination half‐lives of the parent compound and its two active metabolites, 2‐oxoqua‐zepam and N‐desalkyl‐2‐oxoquazepam. This drug is recommended in doses of 15 mg for adults and 7.5 mg for geriatric patients. Sleep laboratory studies and clinical trials have shown that the 15 mg dose is quite efficacious for inducing and maintaining sleep not… Expand
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