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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

Medical News Today: Weighted blankets for anxiety: Uses and benefits
Source: Featured Health News from Medical News Today [2017.04.21]
There are many ways to manage anxiety, including medication, lifestyle changes, and complementary therapies. Learn about how weighted blankets may help.

Weighted blankets for anxiety: Uses and benefits
Source: Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today [2017.04.21]
There are many ways to manage anxiety, including medication, lifestyle changes, and complementary therapies. Learn about how weighted blankets may help.

Most Children With Anxiety Relapse, Regardless of Treatment
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines [2017.04.18]
Regardless of treatment type, children with anxiety show no significant differences in outcomes or remission. Furthermore, a majority experience relapse and chronic anxiety, new long-term data show.
Medscape Medical News

Early Intervention Program Tackles Anxiety in Primary Care
Source: Medscape Psychiatry & Mental Health Headlines [2017.04.18]
A behavioral therapy program for the treatment of anxiety in primary care demonstrates benefits to a large patient population who often receive suboptimal treatment -- if any at all.
Medscape Medical News

Natural cannabinoid found to play key role in anxiety
Source: Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today [2017.04.02]
Scientists find a natural chemical that activates the brain's cannabinoid receptors, regulating the brain's response to stress and anxiety.

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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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