Module 4: Therapeutics

Lesson 4

Benzodiazepines (cont’d)

Non-pharmacologic interventions should always be first-line in conditions such as insomnia, but when pharmacotherapy is indicated, the choice of a specific pharmacological agent within a class should be directed by:

symptom pattern availability of other treatments
treatment comorbid conditions
past treatment responses contraindications
patient preference concurrent medication interactions
cost side effects