Medicines for anxiety and antidepressants trigger post-surgery delirium

Older people taking a medicine used to treat anxiety and insomnia—nitrazepam—as well as those on antidepressants, are twice as likely to suffer postoperative delirium after hip and knee surgery, a new Australian study has found.,Older people taking a medicine used to treat anxiety and insomnia—nitrazepam—as well as those on antidepressants, are twice as likely to suffer postoperative delirium after hip and knee surgery, a new Australian study has found.

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