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Sedatives are used to provide sedation, usually prior to procedures. Hypnotics are used to manage insomnia. Selected agents are useful as anticonvulsants (clorazepate, diazepam, phenobarbital), skeletal muscle relaxants (diazepam), adjuncts in the management of alcohol withdrawal syndrome (chlordiazepoxide, diazepam, oxazepam), adjuncts in general anesthesia (droperidol), or as amnestics (midazolam, diazepam).
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Quiring, Courtney, et al. "Sedative Hypnotics." Davis's Drug Guide, 16th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2019. Washington Manual, www.unboundmedicine.com/washingtonmanual/view/Davis-Drug-Guide/50950/all/sedative_hypnotics.
Quiring C, Sanoski CA, Vallerand AH. Sedative hypnotics. Davis's Drug Guide. 16th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2019. https://www.unboundmedicine.com/washingtonmanual/view/Davis-Drug-Guide/50950/all/sedative_hypnotics. Accessed September 21, 2019.
Quiring, C., Sanoski, C. A., & Vallerand, A. H. (2019). Sedative hypnotics. In Davis's Drug Guide. Available from https://www.unboundmedicine.com/washingtonmanual/view/Davis-Drug-Guide/50950/all/sedative_hypnotics
Quiring C, Sanoski CA, Vallerand AH. Sedative Hypnotics [Internet]. In: Davis's Drug Guide. F.A. Davis Company; 2019. [cited 2019 September 21]. Available from: https://www.unboundmedicine.com/washingtonmanual/view/Davis-Drug-Guide/50950/all/sedative_hypnotics.
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