Side effects of sedatives and hypnotics, Biology

Side Effects of Sedatives and Hypnotics:

Side effects are same  like anti anxiety drugs such as hypotension, palpitation, syncope (fainting), change in libido, physical or psychological  dependence. Sedatives  like barbiturntes can  be fatal when taken  in overdose usually  for suicidal attempt. 

Nursing Implications 

  • If  the sleep pattern  is disturbed provide calm and quiet environment, a cup of hot milk, good back care or reading of  magazine will induce sleep. 
  • Daily dose should  be given at bed  time to induce sleep. 
  • I/M injection should be given deep intra-muscular  to prevent tissue irritation. Observe,  record  and  report  any  side effect. 
  • If patient feels drowsy, do not allow himher to do any activity. Patient should be checked if  she is developing drug dependence. Record vital signs and symptoms.  
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