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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

Sedentary behavior 'could increase the risk of anxiety'
Source: Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today [2015.06.19]
Researchers suggest that sedentary behavior, and in particular, sitting down, could be associated with an increased risk of anxiety.

Social Anxiety? Fermented Foods May Help
Source: MedicineNet Nutrition Specialty [2015.06.19]
Title: Social Anxiety? Fermented Foods May Help
Category: Health News
Created: 6/19/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/19/2015 12:00:00 AM

Brain injury patterns linked to post-concussion depression and anxiety
Source: Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today [2015.06.16]
A new MRI study has found distinct injury patterns in the brains of people with concussion-related depression and anxiety, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.

Research shows parental behavior not affected by stress and anxiety of premature birth
Source: Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today [2015.06.16]
The stress and worry of giving birth prematurely does not adversely affect a mother's parenting behaviour, according to researchers at the University of Warwick.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Pictures Slideshow: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment
Source: MedicineNet Depression Specialty [2015.06.16]
Title: Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Pictures Slideshow: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment
Category: Slideshows
Created: 2/2/2012 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 6/16/2015 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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