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drug utilization review of hypnotics

David Seto Wing

drug utilization review of hypnotics

by David Seto Wing

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Published by Ottawa General Hospital in Ottawa .
Written in English


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Pagination104 p.
Number of Pages104
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Open LibraryOL14729819M

  * Per prescription payment for anti-anxiety drugs was lowest for children at $16 and highest for the disabled at $ * Among these CNS drug groups, hypnotics was the least costly CNS drug group per prescription, ranging from a low of $10 for children to a high of $29 for adults. Aims: This study aims to analyze the dose and length of hypnotic and sedative drug prescriptions under a free-to-visit health insurance system. Study Design: Outpatients aged 15 years and older covered by the Taiwan National Health Insurance during (N=1,,) are included in this study. Methodology: The total amount of prescriptions for each patient was described according to the WHO.

In total drugs from cases are analyzed for drug-drug interactions and it was found that, incidence percentage of severe are 6 (%), Significant are (%) and Minor are (   the drug dispensed under these circumstances. To obtain an emergency override, pharmacists should contact the Drug Utilization Review Program at () during normal business hours. If outside business hours, pharmacies may submit an emergency override claim with a value of “03” for Level of Service (field ).

  Drug Criteria & Outcomes Formulary evaluation of sedative/hypnotic agents. By Robin Thrower PharmD candidate Auburn University and Huntsville (AL) Hospital. Objective. Several different sedative/hypnotic agents currently are on the market. They are divided into two broad categories: benzodiazepines and nonbenzodiazepines. , p. 1). With this growing trend of drug utilization to manage sleep disturbances, an increase in people becoming addicted to the substances seems inevitable. The use of sedative-hypnotic sleep aids has been a topic of discussion in the medical community since their inception. In , Farbwerke Fr Bayer and Co introduced diethyl-.


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Drug utilization review of hypnotics by David Seto Wing Download PDF EPUB FB2

To assess use of sedative/hypnotic agents in Texas Medicaid patients and evaluate practitioner receptiveness to intervention letters concerning sedative/hypnotic prescribing generated by the Texas Medicaid Drug Utilization Review (DUR) by: Prescription drugs constitute an important component of health care.

However, drugs can only benefit to patients if they are used appropriately which involves that physicians prescribe them according to evidence. One common method of assessing and correcting the appropriateness of drug prescription is drug utilization review (DUR) programs [].Cited by: Introduction.

Hypnotic and sedative drugs, especially benzodiazepines and Z-drugs are frequently prescribed and in many cases for longer periods than recommended—in spite of the potential risks for patients such as addiction, falls, cognitive impairment and depressive symptoms.

1–4 These drugs are often started during an acute situation, for example, during a personal crisis or hospital by: 7. Most sedative-hypnotic drugs are lipid-soluble and are absorbed well from the gastrointestinal tract, with good distribution to the brain.

Drugs with the highest lipid solubility (eg, thiopental) enter the CNS rapidly and can be used as induction agents in CNS effects of thiopental are terminated by rapid redistribution of the drug from brain to other highly perfused tissues. Hypnotics are a class of drugs that help people with sleep problems or insomnia to get restful sleep.

There are five FDA approved types of hypnotic drugs used to treat insomnia and other sleep problems. Selective melatonin agonists, benzodiazepines, nonbenzodiazepines, an orexin receptor agonist, and antidepressants.

There are many brand and generic names for each type of hypnotic. Drug Utilization Research (DUR) is an eclectic scientific discipline, integrating descriptive and analytical methods for the quantification, understanding and evaluation of the processes of prescribing, dispensing and consumption of medicines and for the testing of interventions to enhance the quality of these processes.

Table 1. Newer sedative hypnotic drugs Active ingredient Brand name Initial dose (given at bedtime) Half-life (hours) Adults Elderly Eszopiclone Lunesta 2 mg 1 mg 6 Zaleplon Sonata 10 mg 5 mg 1 Zolpidem Ambien 10 mg 5 mg Zopiclone (Canada) Imovane 5 to mg mg 5 Final Report Drug Effectiveness Review Project.

Introduction Hypnotics and sedatives, especially benzodiazepines and Z-drugs, are frequently prescribed for longer periods than recommended—in spite of potential risks for patients. Any intervention to improve this situation has to take into account the interplay between different actors, interests and needs.

The ultimate goal of this study is to develop—together with the professionals. A retrospective drug utilization analysis was conducted to compare concomitant use of anxiolytics and hypnotics among patients who received selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).

Data were extracted from an administrative prescription claims database. Recent updates to Opioid Analgesic and Benzodiazepine/Sedative Hypnotic Prior Authorization (PA) Criteria were approved by the Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Board at its Augmeeting.

The criteria changes will be effective for opioid analgesic and benzodiazepine PA requests submitted on or after March 5, Hypnotic effects involve more pronounced depression of the CNS than sedation, and this can be achieved with many drugs in this class simply by increasing the dose.

Graded dose-dependent depression of CNS function is a characteristic of most sedative-hypnotics. Idaho Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Program. 23 August Follow-up to Previous Reviews. Sedative Hypnotics Only Benzodiazepines plus muscle relaxants Synagis - July AAP Red Book Updates for Synagis Prophylaxis.

Gestational Age 32 weeks, 0 days through 34 weeks, 6 days AND chronological age less than 90 days. Drug Utilization Research (DUR) is an eclectic scientific discipline, integrating descriptive and analytical methods for the quantification, understanding and evaluation of the processes of prescribing, dispensing and consumption of medicines and for the testing of interventions to enhance the quality of these processes.

The discipline is closely related and linked mainly to the broader field. This volume reviews pertinent drug use literature, outlines HIS methods for measuring the prevalence and intensity of use, discusses results from the HIS enrollment population, and lists criteria for acceptable quality of care for persons presenting with complaints associated with the prescription of these drugs.

Ketamine can be a useful addition to hypnotic drugs but the advantage of the use of ketofol (a mixture of propofol and ketamine) is, although often practiced, difficult to assess. Anti-Retro-viral drugs and sedative/Hypnotics were not prescribed in the first trimester. But, higher values of Anti-hypertensive drugs 17(%) were used in the last trimester.

Whereas sedative/hypnotics 4(%) and ARV drugs 12(%) constituted a greater value in the second trimester. The Committee recommended a comprehensive drug utilization review of short and long-acting narcotics. This was based on concern over the misuse/abuse of these agents that is not addressed through the preferred drug list.

Components of the proposed review are outlined below. Review of the electronic medication administration system was performed to assess for medications administered for sleep.

Results: Of unique admissions, patients (%) received a medication for sleep. Most (n =%) had no known history of insomnia or regular prior sleep medication use. Objective: We describe the drug-related problems (DRPs) identified during medication reviews (MRs) and the changes in drug utilization after MRs at nursing homes in Oslo, Norway.

We explored predictors for the observed changes. Design: Observational before-after study. Setting: Forty-one nursing homes. Intervention: MRs performed by multidisciplinary teams during November to February COVID Resources.

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you the Intensive Review in Pharmacology Workbook. It is our hope that this workbook will help you as you participate in the any of our Intensive Review in Pharmacology programs. The workbook is designed to present you with a hard copy of the slides used in the .MassHealth Drug Utilization Review Program P.O.

BoxWorcester, MA Fax: () Phone: () Hypnotic Agents Prior Authorization Request MassHealth reviews requests for prior authorization (PA) on the basis of medical necessity only.

If.The drug-age alert resulted in change rates of 17% to 40%: within this category, the long elimination half-life benzodiazepine hypnotics had the highest rate of change at 40%. The maximum daily dose category included only 1 class of drugs, the intermediate- or short-acting benzodiazepines, and resulted in a .