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.
Library of information about medications, including Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) available to download.
Regulates medicines in the UK and runs the Yellow Card scheme for reporting side effects.
Produces guidelines on best practice in healthcare.
111 (Hywel Dda, Powys, Aneurin Bevan and Swansea Bay (including Brigend) Health Boards)
0845 46 47 (all other areas of Wales)
Non-emergency medical help and advice for people living in Wales. The contact number for this service differs depending on which area of Wales you are in.
Professional body for psychiatrists. Includes information about mental health problems and treatments.
116 123 (freephone)
Chris, Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK
PO Box 90 90
Stirling FK8 2SA
Samaritans are open 24/7 for anyone who needs to talk. You can visit some Samaritans branches in person. Samaritans also have a Welsh Language Line on 0808 164 0123 (7pm–11pm every day).
This information was published in April 2021. We will revise it in 2024.
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