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Meprobamate (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

Don't fear! News from the field of fear and anxiety research
Source: Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today [2015.09.29]
The targeted modulation of gene activity and cellular signaling pathways could provide a new approach to the treatment of fear and anxiety states according to the recent findings of a project...

Breaking the anxiety cycle
Source: Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today [2015.09.28]
A woman who won't drive long distances because she has panic attacks in the car. A man who has contamination fears so intense he cannot bring himself to use public bathrooms.

Social media pressure may lead to anxiety, depression in teens
Source: Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today [2015.09.12]
A new study suggests the pressure to be connected on social media 24 hours a day may lead to poor sleep quality for teens, as well as greater risk for anxiety and depression.

Tutoring relieves math anxiety, changes fear circuits in children, Stanford study finds
Source: Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today [2015.09.10]
Anxiety about doing math problems can be relieved with a one-on-one math tutoring program, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Survivors of child trafficking exhibit symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD
Source: Anxiety / Stress News From Medical News Today [2015.09.10]
About one-third of girls and boys who survived child trafficking experienced physical and/or sexual violence during their ordeal in a study of children receiving posttrafficking services in...

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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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