Epilepsy Meds for Kids Go Head to Head
Different medications exist that might effectively treat seizures in children with epilepsy. The best way to find out which ones work best is to compare them to one another.
Benzodiazepines and COPD May Be a Bad Combination
COPD causes difficult breathing, which can lead to anxiety and insomnia. A new study says a common type of medication used to ease these symptoms may not be the best option for those with COPD.
Seniors Not Taking Benzos With Care
Keeping track of when to take which prescriptions can be very confusing. But failing to do so could end in a trip to the hospital. And seniors on psychoactive medications might need to take extra care.
Mental Meds Don't Match the Chart
Without the correct medical information, mental health patients can miss medication doses or have bad drug interactions. According to a recent study, elderly mental health patients may be taking medications not listed in their charts.
Possible Hidden Risks in Sleeping Pills
One type of sleeping pill can treat several other conditions, like insomnia, epilepsy and anxiety. But it may also weaken the immune system.
Meds Often Given Off-Label to Kids
Doctors often have to make choices about medications for children based on information about adults. Research about drugs for children is limited.
Sleep, Anxiety Meds Linked to Dementia
Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs commonly used to treat sleep problems and anxiety. New research suggests that elderly people taking these drugs may be at higher risk for dementia.
Don't Let Confusion Take Over
It may seem normal for elderly people to become confused or forgetful, but this is not usually just "normal aging." Severe confusion can be an indication of delirium.