• The Review Course in Family Medicine

Switching Hypnotics with Ease

A challenging aspect of management in both clinical practice and on SAMPs or Virtual SOOs is what to do after you have made the decision to change antidepressants - what is the right taper schedule as you bring one medication down and another up?


The SwitchRx website (Free Registration) has been one go-to resource in the past for switching antidepressants and antipsychotics.


With increasing use of hypnotics (short-acting benzodiazepines, long-acting benzodiazepines, z-drugs) they have updated their website to include a tool for switching Hypnotics.


Use the website in clinical practice and check out the clinical pearls and trends in switching to have you switched on and ready for any Virtual SOO curveballs!



Don’t forget Medication Classes on the exam!


Example from the website below illustrate the newly approved in Canada dual orexin receptor antagonist (DORA) - which is a non-sedative prescription medication (lemborexant/Dayvigo) which is authorized for insomnia treatment that is characterized by difficulties with sleep onset and/or sleep maintenance.






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