[ClickPress, Wed Aug 14 2019] Benzodiazepine
are psychoactive drugs that are used to treat anxiety, insomnia, seizures, and alcohol withdrawal.
There are more than a dozen types of benzodiazepines
, medications that affect a neurotransmitter in the brain called gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA).
Marijuana-positive women were more likely to be unmarried, be nulliparous, and use tobacco and benzodiazepines
* Reduce the benzodiazepine
dose by 10% to 25% every 2 weeks over a 4- to 8-week period.
According to studies, the overall use of benzodiazepine
has increased, and the current study is the first to find the highest benzodiazepine
use among adults 50 to 64 years (13 per cent).
Donovan, M.D., from the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle, and colleagues examined the mortality risks of long-term benzodiazepine
exposure among 44,555 patients with COPD and PTSD identified within the Veterans Health Administration during 2010 to 2012.
Currently, the extrapolation of this therapeutic tool used for the detoxification of alcohol dependence to its use in benzodiazepine
dependence lacks scientific support, unlike other strategies that have shown favorable results in successive reviews, such as the gradual and slow reduction, previous replacement by a long half-life benzodiazepine
(Voshaar, Couvee, Van Balkom, Mulder, & Zitman, 2006), the addition of psychological interventions such as cognitive behavioral therapy (Parr, Kavanagh, Cahill, Mitchell, & Young, 2009), and the recent evidence of the use of pregabalin and gabapentin (Sabioni, Bertram, & Le Foll, 2015) as supportive pharmacological treatment.
The Office for National Statistics has noted a year-on-year increase in "any benzodiazepine
" mentioned on a death certificate between 2012-16.
Patients with liver disease are better served by a shorter-acting benzodiazepine
such as lorazepam (Ativan), which is not oxidized in the liver.
are class of drugs which are used as anxiolytics, anticonvulsants, and muscle relaxants.
Additionally, the number of patients who were prescribed both an opioid analgesic and benzodiazepine
rose by 41% between 2002 and 2014, which translates to an increase of more than 2.5 million opioid analgesic patients receiving benzodiazepines