Reducing risk of harm from sedative–hypnotic medications in older people

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Abstract

In this issue of the Journal, Amy Reynolds and Robert Adams summarise the literature on pharmacological management of sleep disturbance in older people.1 They highlight that medications used to treat insomnia have limited effectiveness and are associated with significant side effects in older people, including falls and cognitive decline.1 Despite the risks, sedative–hypnotic medications are commonly prescribed.2
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-209
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pharmacy Practice and Research
Volume49
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019

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