Bulletin 175 Hypnotics

Source:
PrescQIPP
Publisher:
PrescQIPP
Publication date:
01 February 2017

Abstract

Due to concerns over hypnotic dependence, hypnotic prescribing has been subject to scrutiny and review for a number of years. In this bulletin, we offer advice on managing new patients with insomnia, recommend cost-effective prescribing choices, and encourage you to review chronic hypnotic users with a view to helping them withdraw from treatment. We recognise that this is not an easy task, but we have developed and included links to some useful implementation tools to assist you.