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Ambien, Sonata, Benadryl, Atarax Are All Good Sleep Aids

Four non-benzodiazepine (non-BZO) options commonly used in dentistry are Ambien ® (zolpidem), Sonata ® (zaleplon), diphenhydramine (Benadryl ® ), and hydroxyzine (Atarax ® or Vistaril ® ). Ambien & Sonata : Ambien and Sonata are short-acting, non-BZO hypnotics. They are administered orally, and their mechanism of action is that they bind the central benzodiazepine-1 receptors where they act as agonists. These 2 drugs are primarily used to produce sleep, but they are not as good more...
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