melatonin can help wean older patients off benzodiazepine sleeping pills (Halcion, etc)

New research suggests that melatonin can help wean older patients off benzodiazepine sleeping pills (Halcion, etc).

This is a common problem.

Many older patients have trouble discontinuing these sleeping pills. But there's concern that benzos may increase the risk of car accidents and falls...impair memory...and exacerbate depression.

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