Prescribing rates varied widely by state: twofold for opioids, fourfold for stimulants, and nearly twofold for benzodiazepines
The primary outcome of the EMPOWER trial was to evaluate the effectiveness of the educational intervention by measuring the rate of benzodiazepine
discontinuation at 6 months.
BERLIN -- Chronic use of benzodiazepines
by elderly patients is associated with a 43%-51% increased risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease 5-10 years later, according to a large case-control study.
Although the study did not include data on exactly how much alcohol was ingested per each reported ED visit, "these findings indicate that alcohol plays a significant role in [opioid pain reliever] and benzodiazepine
abuse," Christopher M.
For example, IV lorazepam is not available in France, and a first line benzodiazepine
used is clonazepam (Hubert et al.
Pharmacotherapy includes the use of both antidepressant agents and benzodiazepines
Our results show for the first time that a nucleus deep in the middle of the brain generates a small protein product, or peptide, that acts just like benzodiazepines
Our data add to the accumulating evidence that use of benzodiazepines
is associated with increased risk of dementia, which, given the high and often chronic consumption of these drugs in many countries would constitute a substantial public health concern.
Washington, October 6 ( ANI ): Many people over 65 are prescribed benzodiazepines
to treat the symptoms of anxiety and sleep disorders.
drugs bind to all three omega receptor subtypes resulting in their sedative, anxiolytic, muscle relaxant effects as well as the unwanted effects of amnesia and ataxia.
Address the benzodiazepine
first by stabilizing the dosage (this is the first line of treatment), and then individualizing a tapering protocol.
Since the discovery of the anxiolytic effect of chlordiazepoxide and diazepam in the early 1960s (Shader and Greenblatt 1981; Shaw 1995), benzodiazepine
anxiolytics have been used for treating anxiety disorders (Kuribara et al.
The figures show diazepam costs have risen by 40% and the cost of other benzodiazepine
medicines, like temazepam, has more than doubled in the past 10 years.
To construct a reliable and clinically practical instrument for monitoring opioid and benzodiazepine
withdrawal symptoms in pediatric critical care patients.
Fourth, of those who tested positive for multiple benzodiazepines
, only those positive for a single half-life class of benzodiazepine