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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Source: Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today [2017.02.16]
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Source: Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today [2017.01.27]
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Source: MedicineNet Prostate Cancer Specialty [2017.01.27]
Title: Anxiety May Lead to Unneeded Prostate Cancer Treatments
Category: Health News
Created: 1/27/2017 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 1/27/2017 12:00:00 AM
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).
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),
Multiple Drug Overdose Accidental (5),
Pulmonary Congestion (5),
Pulmonary Oedema (4), more >>
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