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One study found that long-term benzodiazepine use among patients with comorbid pain disorders was correlated with high utilization of medical services and high disability levels.
After reviewing this issue, the FDA said, it is requiring that this information be added to the drug labels of buprenorphine and methadone in addition to "recommendations for minimizing the use of [MAT] drugs and benzodiazepines together.
The new boxed warnings urge health care professionals to limit prescribing opioid pain medicines with benzodiazepines or other central nervous system depressants only to patients for whom alternative treatment options are inadequate, and to limit dosages and treatment duration to the minimum possible while achieving the desired clinical effect.
Among the changes, the FDA is requiring boxed warnings--the agency's strongest warning--and patient-focused Medication Guides for prescription opioid analgesics, opioid-containing cough products, and benzodiazepines (nearly 400 products in total), with information about the serious risks associated with using these medications at the same time.
Benzodiazepines are drugs typically prescribed for the treatment of neurological and/or psychological conditions, including anxiety, insomnia and seizure disorders.
performed two meta-analyses showing that CBT plus taper is effective only in the short-term (3-month period) in reducing benzodiazepine use and insufficient evidence to support the use of motivational interviewing to reduce benzodiazepine use.
There were 160 people who had at least one episode of substance misuse treatment where the main substance was benzodiazepines in 2014/15, up 19% from 135 in 2013/14, one of the biggest year-on-year increases in England.
In the comparison of older adults and adults regarding the appropriate use, benzodiazepine rational use indicators were used (appropriate drug: with indication for use, lack of contraindication and contraindicated or severe drug interactions; adequate posology.
18) The booklet was customised according to the type of benzodiazepine the patient was using and presented information about benzodiazepine-induced harms.
On the other hand, it has been proven that catatonic symptoms with chronic evolution are not equally responsive to the treatment with benzodiazepine compounds.
Conclusion: The pattern of benzodiazepine prescription in tertiary care hospital is comparable to that of developed countries.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2014) reported 408,021 emergency department visits in 2010 attributed to benzodiazepine abuse.
In the 80s and 90s, the benzodiazepine tranquilliser, Valium, was used extensively to treat anxiety.
The long-term use of benzodiazepine medications is associated an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD), a new population-based case-control study suggests.