benzodiazepines


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benzodiazepines

A large group of drugs that affect the brain. Some are used as sedatives or anxiolytics, others as muscle relaxants or anticonvulsants. The best known are diazepam, nitrazepam, and loprazolam.
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Unfortunately, benzodiazepines and related drugs are still frequently used in the treatment of these symptoms.
THE OPIOID ADDICTION medications buprenorphine and methadone should not be withheld from patients who are taking benzodiazepines or other drugs that depress the central nervous system, the Food and Drug Administration advised in a safety alert posted Sept.
Our campaign for action on blue plague pills - benzodiazepines, mostly made up of etizolam and diazepam - highlighted how many older drug users are dying after mixing large numbers of the 50p tablets with other drugs like heroin and methadone.
After an extensive review of the latest scientific evidence, the FDA has announced it is requiring class-wide changes to drug labeling, including patient information, to help inform healthcare providers and patients of the serious risks associated with the combined use of certain opioid medications and a class of central nervous system (CNS) depressant drugs called benzodiazepines.
LABELING FOR PRESCRIPTION opioid pain or cough medicines and benzodiazepines will now carry the strongest available warning regarding serious side effects and death associated with their combined use, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
Benzodiazepines also work on the central nervous system.
Wen said she has seen firsthand the alarming trends; one in three unintentional overdose deaths from prescribed opioids also involve benzodiazepines, she noted.
After an extensive review of the latest scientific evidence, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it is requiring class-wide changes to drug labeling, including patient information, to help inform health care providers and patients of the serious risks associated with the combined use of certain opioid medications and a class of central nervous system (CNS) depressant drugs called benzodiazepines.
During detoxification, benzodiazepines are used as substitution of cross-tolerant drugs to prevent progression from minor alcohol withdrawal symptoms to major ones.
Food and Drug Administration announced today that it is requiring class-wide changes to drug labeling, including patient information, to help inform health care providers and patients of the serious risks associated with the combined use of certain opioid medications and a class of central nervous system (CNS) depressant drugs called benzodiazepines.
THE number of people being treated for problems with benzodiazepines in Kirklees has risen by nearly a fifth in a year.