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Synonyms for depressant

capable of depressing physiological or psychological activity or response by a chemical agent

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Opioids will include a warning regarding prescribing with benzodiazepines and other central nervous system depressants, including alcohol.
These central nervous system depressants include drugs such as sleeping pills, anti-anxiety medications, muscle relaxants, anti-seizure medications, and tranquillizers.
Barbiturates arc central nervous system depressants that can be used as sedatives, hypnotics, and anticonvulsants.
According to the electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC) database, midazolam overdoses should not present a threat to life unless the patient has pre-existing respiratory or cardiac problems and it is combined with other central nervous system depressants.
The same holds true for abuse of prescription central nervous system depressants, such as Xanax[R] and Valium[R].
But never mix valerian root with pharmaceutical barbiturates, anesthetics, or central nervous system depressants.
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