Benzodiazepines are prescription depressants. They effect the central nervous system by slowing it down. They are used to relieve anxiety, insomnia, muscle relaxers, panic disorder, seizure disorders, and alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
They effect the brain and effect primarily, emotions, memory, thinking, consciousness, and muscle coordination.
Types of benzodiazepines include: Diazepam, chlordiazepoxide, clorazepate, diazepam, oxazepam, alprazolam (shown in the image above), clonazepam, lorazepam, and clorbazam. The Benzodiazepines are prescription drugs, and are available in tablets, capsules, extended release tablets, oral solutions, injections, rectal solutions, and rectal gel.
They can be addictive causing mental and physical dependence. The addictive qualities increase when taken over long periods and in high doses.
Effects of benzodiazepines when combined with other drugs are increased especially when used with other depressants such as alcohol or pain relievers, this can lead to dangerous sedation levels and even comas.
Withdrawal symptoms include: anxiety, abdominal pains and cramps, blurred vision, depression, dizziness, panic attacks, nausea, inability to concentrate, balance loss, memory loss, mood changes, headaches, and shaking. It is not recommended to stop Benzodiazepines all at once, this may result in sever withdrawal symptoms. It is recommended that those on benzodiazepines step down dosage, allowing your body to adjust to each new lower level.
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