Posted by ed_uk on November 28, 2004, at 13:59:02
In reply to Laudanum, Salts- Ed_UK????, posted by jasmineneroli on November 28, 2004, at 13:16:35
One of the oldest treatments for anxiety and insomnia was to be given a bromide drug. (Much *earlier* than the 1940s!!!!!!!!!)
Examples of bromide drugs include: acecarbromal, bromisoval, potassium bromide and carbromal. Long term use could cause a severe rash. These drugs are very rarely used today in human medicine. Potassium bromide, however, is very occasionally used to treat severe intractable epilepsy. It is necessary to monitor the serum bromide concentration to reduce the risk of accumulation and toxicity.