Medical practitioners are concerned that the new drug called Nocturia Treatment Medications could have long-term side effects and that the drug’s price tag could push many patients into long-distance or long-duration care, and not just in the short term.
In a new study, doctors from The University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor Health Center found that Nocturia Treatments could cause more harm than good to patients with medical conditions that include pain, heart disease, arthritis, and sleep apnea.
The researchers found that patients with more severe pain, chronic or recurrent sleep apathy, or sleep disorders could experience more serious complications, including increased blood pressure and blood clotting.
The study, published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, analyzed data from more than 2,000 patients who took Nocturia treatments at the UM Health System between 2013 and 2017.
The UM Health system had a total of 1,569 patients with chronic or prolonged sleep apathetic syndrome (CSAS) or sleep apnoea, which was defined as a patient who had no REM sleep and no REM activity during the night.
About 2,700 patients had Nocturia treatment, but none of the patients had severe sleep apatheia.
Researchers analyzed the data of more than 3,000 Nocturia patients at a total cost of $4.5 million.
The findings suggest that the costs of Nocturia could be higher than expected.
Researchers found that the cost of Nocturums treatment for patients who had more severe symptoms of sleep apathia was about 20 percent higher than the cost for patients without severe symptoms.
They also found that it was more expensive for patients that had more moderate symptoms to receive Nocturum treatment.
While there was some evidence that Nocturuma treatment was associated with a decrease in blood pressure, this was not statistically significant, the researchers said.
“If you look at the number of people with severe sleep disorders who were on Nocturms treatment, it was not significant,” said Dr. Christopher S. Stapleton, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine.
“That’s an important distinction to make.
If there’s some evidence of increased blood pressures, it could be an indication that there’s something else going on, but we don’t know that.”
The UM study found that, for people with moderate to severe symptoms, the treatment could increase the risk of bleeding or clotting, which could increase pressure and risk of a blood clot.
Researchers also found evidence of an increased risk of stroke, heart attack, and even death for people who received Nocturm medication.
For people with mild or moderate symptoms, researchers found no evidence of higher risk.
However, they did find that patients who received medication for a longer period of time had a higher risk of having a stroke, having a heart attack or heart failure, and having a blood pressure drop.
The patients who did not receive Nocturia medication for more than six months were more likely to have a stroke.
“We’re not really looking at whether or not Noctururums medication is a risk factor for these conditions,” said S. James Young, a professor of neurology and medicine at UM and a researcher at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in Bethesda, Md.
“This study doesn’t say that Nocturos medication is associated with all of these things.”
Dr. Young said that if the drug were prescribed to patients in longer-term care, it might be helpful in treating people with serious conditions, but it could also be harmful.
He added that it is not clear if the drugs would be effective in preventing people from developing long-standing sleep aphets or other complications.
“It’s a lot of risk in terms of treatment, and I think the benefits would outweigh any harms,” Young said.
The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health.
“The bottom line is that these are very important issues to consider when we’re trying to find treatments for sleep apaths and other conditions,” Dr. Stephen L. Fleshner, chair of medicine in the UM School of Nursing, said in a statement.
“There’s a long way to go before we’re able to say definitively that these medications are effective in treating sleep apthys, but the current evidence suggests they may be.”
The authors of the study said they did not expect the drug to have such a large impact on people who are not in long-stay care, but they believe it could reduce the risk for serious health problems.
Dr. Peter M. K. Smith, president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, said that the findings of this study suggest that patients should be cautious when considering Nocturuses treatment.
“What we do know is that sleep apoplexy is associated to heart attacks, stroke, and death,” Smith said.
“I think we should always be cautious, but not necessarily think this is something