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Sleeping pills taken by millions linked to Alzheimer39s - egraph

9/14/2014
05:12 | Author: Evan Martin

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Sleeping pills taken by millions linked to Alzheimer39s - egraph

Common sleeping tablets and anxiety drugs taken by millions of patients has been linked to a 50 per cent increased risk of Alzheimer's disease.

They warned that although it cannot be definitively proven that the drugs are causing Alzheimer's there is a strong 'suspicion of possible direct causation'.

The drugs should be not be taken for more than three months in light of these findings, the researchers said.

"There are many possible explanations: it could be a true association in that it reflects benzodiazepine use in the early stage of disease (this is the reverse causation discussed by the authors), it could be caused by benzodiazepine causing minor brain damage which is clinically additive to Alzheimer disease, there could be a direct relationship between benzodiazepine drug action and the disease process, or it could be a false positive, a statistical fluke.

In an accompanying editorial Professor Kristine Yaffe of the University of California at San Francisco and Professor Malaz Boustani of the Indiana University Centre for Aging Research, said that in 2012 the American Geriatrics Society included benzodiazepines in a list of drugs that should not be used in older people because of the side effects of brain function.

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"Clearly more work is needed before any firm conclusions are drawn.

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Dementia risk from sleeping tablets Pensioners on pills taken by 1.5

7/13/2014
03:16 | Author: Devin Garcia

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Dementia risk from sleeping tablets Pensioners on pills taken by 1.5

Pensioners who used benzodiazepines – which include temazepam and diazepam – were 50 per cent more likely to succumb to the.

With this long-term study adding to the evidence, it emphasises how important it is we properly monitor how treatments for anxiety or sleep problems are used.’. A spokesman for the Alzheimer’s Society said: ‘This is the not the first time it has been suggested that these drugs could have a negative impact on cognition.

In the last 20 years the number of prescriptions for benzodiazepines has fallen by 40 per cent, largely due to concerns that patients were becoming addicted.

Professor Tobias Kurth, who works jointly at Harvard University’s School of Public Health and the University of Bordeaux, said: ‘There is a potential that these drugs are really harmful.

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Risk: Academics believe the side-effects of some sleeping tablets could be so harmful doctors should avoid prescribing them.

Academics believe the side effects of the drugs may be so harmful that doctors should avoid prescribing them.

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There are currently 800,000 Britons with dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease.

‘These drugs certainly have their benefits and if you prescribe them in a way they should be prescribed they treat very well.’

Sleeping pills taken by more than a million Britons significantly increase the risk of dementia, researchers warn today.

By Sophie Borland for the Daily Mail.

Around 1.5m Britons are thought to be taking sleeping pills at any one time, with over 10million prescriptions handed out every year.

But they remain one of the most commonly used drugs and there are fears some patients are taking them for far too long.

Pensioners who used benzodiazepines – which include temazepam and diazepam – were 50 per cent more likely to succumb to the devastating illness, a Harvard University study found.

But there is growing evidence that they have serious side effects and a number of studies have linked them to falls, memory problems, panic attacks and early death.

The researchers followed them up after 15 years and found that 253 had developed dementia.

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Potential Side Effects of Prescription Sleep Drugs

5/12/2014
01:24 | Author: Evan Martin

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Potential Side Effects of Prescription Sleep Drugs

All about the side effects associated with prescription sleep drugs.

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Side effects can occur, however, especially if you’re not taking the best type of medication for you, at the right dosage. Here are a few problems you may experience, and what you can do to avoid them. If you’ve ever considered sleeping pills, you may have worried about how you’d feel the next day, whether you’d get hooked, and what other effects the medication might have on you. In fact, doctors say they're more reliable than over-the-counter meds for any extended period of time. When used correctly, prescription sleep drugs are safe and effective, and can help you get through a patch of insomnia or fitful sleeping. Next: Hangover.

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About Prescription and Over the Counter Sleeping Pills - Insomnia

3/11/2014
01:12 | Author: Caitlin White

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About Prescription and Over the Counter Sleeping Pills - Insomnia

Find out about the various types of prescription and non-prescription sleep tablets available for insomnia, how they work and how to take them safely.

Now it seems as though you see a TV commercial for a new sleep aid nightly. Common brand name prescription sleep aids include:. Prescription sleep medications have come a long way in the last decade. With millions of Americans reporting frequent problems sleeping through the night, it’s no wonder that the sleep industry at large is a $27 billion a year business and part of that is in sleeping pills.

and generic sleep aids:

These powerful sleep tablets, with the exception of Rozerem, are either benzodiazepines or non-benzodiazepines.

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The Risks of Taking Sleeping Pills - Everyday Health

1/10/2014
03:20 | Author: Caitlin White

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The Risks of Taking Sleeping Pills - Everyday Health

Can a good night's sleep come in a pill? Yes, but there are risks. Learn about the serious dangers of sleeping pills from building tolerance to.

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People who took prescription sleeping pills were more likely to die or get cancer than those who did not take them, according to a 2012 study published in BMJ Open.

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