Active Ingredient(s): Meprobamate
FDA Approved: * July 26, 1955
Pharm Company: * WYETH AYERST
Category: Anxiety

Meprobamate—marketed as Miltown by Wallace Laboratories and Equanil by Wyeth, among others—is a carbamate derivative used as an anxiolytic drug. It was the best-selling minor tranquilizer for a time, but has largely been replaced by the benzodiazepines due to their wider therapeutic index (lower risk of toxicity at therapeutically prescribed doses) and lower incidence of serious side effects. Contents 1 History 2 Pharmacology 3 Indications 4 Side effects and overdose 5 Health is... [wikipedia]

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