The Use of Flurazepam (Dalmane) as a Substitute for Barbiturates and Methaqualone/Diphenhydramine (Mandrax) in General Practice

  title={The Use of Flurazepam (Dalmane) as a Substitute for Barbiturates and Methaqualone/Diphenhydramine (Mandrax) in General Practice},
  author={Kenneth C Rooke},
  journal={Journal of International Medical Research},
  pages={355 - 359}
  • K. C. Rooke
  • Published 1 September 1976
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of International Medical Research
A twelve-week study involving fifty-three patients is described as taking place in a practice with a higher than average geriatric population. The purpose of the study was to substitute flurazepam for habitually used barbiturates or methaqualone/diphenhydramine. Of the original fifty-three patients admitted to the study, fifty-one completed; the two drop-outs resulting from concomitant physical illness. Eighty-four per cent of patients were successfully changed to flurazepam. Of those who did… 
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