Deconstructing A Full Prescribing Information: Part 3 Wednesday 1/12/11Posted by smcgamer in Archive, Deconstucting The.
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The precise mechanism of action of eszopiclone as a hypnotic is unknown,
Well, that’s reassuring.
but its effect is believed to result from its interaction with GABA-receptor complexes
A binding domain is a protein domain which binds to an atom or a molecule. Allosteric regulation is when a regulating molecule binds to a protein to regulate it. Benzodiazepine is a psychoactive drug.
Being nonbenzodiazepine is good, since benzodiazepine appears to be addictive if overused. Cyclopyrrolones are a family of hypnotic and anxiolytic nonbenzodiazepines similar to benzodiazepines. So, they work like benzodiazepines, but they are not.
It’s a new kind of sedative! All of the above drugs are sedatives.
Next Time: Part IV, introducing the pharmacokinetics of eszopiclone!
- Benzodiazepines for Anxiety Disorders (everydayhealth.com)
- Serotonin: 9 Questions and Answers (webmd.com)