Sleeping pills and minor tranquillisers
Explains what sleeping pills and minor tranquillisers are used for, how the medication works, possible side effects and information about withdrawal.
Information on benzodiazepines and Z drug sleeping pills, including addiction, withdrawal and detailed dosing schedules.
electronic medicines compendium (emc)
Library of information about medications, including Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) available to download.
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
Regulates medicines in the UK and runs the Yellow Card scheme for reporting side effects.
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Professional body for psychiatrists. Includes information about mental health problems and treatments.
This information was published in April 2021. We will revise it in 2024.
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