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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Craig, of Langholm, had battled an addiction to Benzodiazepines, such as Valium and Xanax, before he passed away on July 23.
Carys practice locations in Newark or Wilmington will be in need of providers with expertise in treating similar types of patients with opioids and benzodiazepines. Thats why the Department of Health and Social Services Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) is providing suggested resources for patients of Dr.
There are more than a dozen types of benzodiazepines, medications that affect a neurotransmitter in the brain called gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA).
On logistic regression to control for parity, maternal status, and tobacco and benzodiazepine use, prenatal marijuana exposure more than doubled the risk of prematurity (odds ratio, 2.35; 95% confidence interval, 1.3-4.23); tobacco and benzodiazepines did not increase the risk.
Benzodiazepines are one of the most commonly prescribed medication classes worldwide.
Summary: Washington (USA) Dec 17 (ANI): Turns out, a large number of people misuse benzodiazepines to get relieved from tension without consulting their physicians.
Prescriptions for sedatives known as benzodiazepines may lead to long-term use among one in four older adults who receive them, according to new research.
The drugs, known as benzodiazepines or "benzos," have been prescribed to millions to calm nerves and promote a good night's rest, Pew's Stateline reports.
Moreover, the data collected in Spain reflect the high prevalence of benzodiazepines in the population over 75 years, as this age group receives a higher rate of prescriptions (Bejarano-Romero et al., 2008) and thus, there is a higher inherent risk for benzodiazepine abuse and dependence.
Despite benzodiazepines being available on prescription, they can enter the market through online "dark web" purchases or unregistered online pharmacies.
Luber noted that the formal randomized trial evidence base for SSRIs as first-line pharmacotherapy and benzodiazepines as second-line is quite limited.