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Nitrazepam—a Safe Hypnotic

Br Med J 1969; 3 doi: (Published 05 July 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;3:23
  1. Henry Matthew,
  2. A. T. Proudfoot,
  3. R. C. B. Aitken,
  4. J. A. Raeburn,
  5. N. Wright


    In 27 patients nitrazepam (Mogadon) taken in acute overdosage produced no untoward effects except drowsiness, even when 80 tablets were consumed. A double-blind trial in patients in general medical wards established that nitrazepam was as effective as butobarbitone as a hypnotic. It is concluded that nitrazepam is a safe and effective hypnotic.