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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

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Source: Medscape Today Headlines [2014.04.11]
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Medscape Medical News

Life-altering events in poor neighborhoods lead to anxiety, depression, host of health problems
Source: Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today [2014.04.10]
Residents of poorer Chicago neighborhoods are more likely to suffer terrible life events -- and their health suffers as a result, according to a new Duke University study.

Using light to switch off anxiety
Source: Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today [2014.04.10]
Receptors for the messenger molecule serotonin can be modified in such a way that they can be activated by light.

Young domestic violence witnesses suffer fear, anxiety while perpetrators rarely face jail time
Source: Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today [2014.04.09]
A nationwide study of children who have witnessed domestic violence found that parents or caregivers were physically injured in more than a third of the cases, yet only a small fraction of offenders...

Recommended presurgical screening for anxiety and depression largely ignored by spine surgeons
Source: Bones / Orthopedics News From Medical News Today [2014.04.03]
A Johns Hopkins team says that only 10 percent of orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons follow professional guidelines recommending routine psychological screenings of patients prior to major...

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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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