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Meprobamate (Meprobamate) - Summary

 
 



MEPROBAMATE SUMMARY

Meprobamate is a white powder with a characteristic odor and a bitter taste. It is slightly soluble in water, freely soluble in acetone and alcohol, and sparingly soluble in ether.

Meprobamate tablets are indicated for the management of anxiety disorders or for the short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety or tension associated with the stress of everyday life usually do not require treatment with an anxiolytic.

The effectiveness of meprobamate tablets in long-term use, that is, more than 4 months, has not been assessed by systematic clinical studies. The physician should periodically reassess the usefulness of the drug for the individual patient.


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Media Articles Related to Meprobamate

Computer-based approach to treating anxiety may reduce suicide risk
Source: Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today [2014.12.08]
A group of psychology researchers at Florida State University have developed a simple computer-based approach to treating anxiety sensitivity, something that could have major implications for...

Activating cannabinoid brain receptors could replace marijuana for anxiety treatment
Source: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs News From Medical News Today [2014.12.06]
Researchers say they have found a way to activate cannabinoid receptors in the brains of mice and reduce depressive- and anxiety-like behaviors, without the use of marijuana.

Clasado and University of Oxford demonstrate effect of advanced prebiotics on anxiety in clinical study
Source: Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today [2014.12.04]
Clasado Biosciences Limited, the producers and suppliers of the second generation prebiotic Bimuno(R) (B-GOS), a unique trans-galactooligosaccharide, and the Department of Psychiatry, University of...

Deficits in one of the brain's off switches for anxiety can result in an anxious temperament
Source: Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today [2014.12.04]
Persistent anxiety is one of the most common and distressing symptoms compromising mental health.

Holiday Depression, Anxiety, and Stress
Source: MedicineNet Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Specialty [2014.12.04]
Title: Holiday Depression, Anxiety, and Stress
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 11/8/1999 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/4/2014 12:00:00 AM

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Published Studies Related to Meprobamate

Comparative abuse liability and pharmacological effects of meprobamate, triazolam, and butabarbital. [2003.06]
Implementation of regulations to control the prescribing of benzodiazepines in New York State in 1989 resulted in a 55% decrease in benzodiazepine prescribing, with a concomitant increase in the rates of prescribing older sedative-hypnotic compounds such as butabarbital (30% increase) and meprobamate (125% increase).

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Reports of Suspected Meprobamate Side Effects

Toxicity TO Various Agents (28)Respiratory Arrest (15)Cardiac Arrest (15)Accidental Death (14)Drug Abuse (11)Completed Suicide (11)Death (5)Multiple Drug Overdose Accidental (5)Pulmonary Congestion (5)Pulmonary Oedema (4)more >>


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