Lecture 37 Sedatives used to Treat Insomnia Induce Anesthesia and to Prevent Seizures

In this brief lecture I discuss drugs used to treat insomnia such as ambien and lunesta, as well as alternatives such as CBD and melatonin. I also discuss OTC …


  1. Dr. Merritt, tiny nitpick. Beta blockers like propranolol block the binding of epinephrine/norepinephrine to beta receptors. Alpha-2 agonists like clonidine, guanfacine, and methyldopa close the negative feedback loop and shut off the release of epinephrine and norepinephrine.

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