The Carlat Psychiatry Podcast

The Carlat Psychiatry Podcast

Suvorexant prevents delirium [60 Sec Psych]

September 19, 2020

We often worry about sleep meds in the medically ill, and there’s plenty of cause to: falls, respiratory suppression, and confusion. On the other hand, sleep disruption is a major risk factor for delirium, and there’s growing evidence that some sleep meds – ramelteon, melatonin, but not the benzos or z-hypnotics -  can prevent this sequale of surgery and major medical illness. This study adds the orexin antagonist Suvorexant/Bellsomra to that list. [Study Link]

Published On: 9/16/2020

Duration: 2 minutes, 55 seconds

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