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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
None: There is no safest benzodiazepine. All are dangerous to some extent or another. All are addictive & habit forming, can alter your thinking process, in ... Read More
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Dr. George Arcos
37 years experience Pain Management
Risky class: Benzodiazepines produce relaxation, sedation, and at times euphoria. Their risk is accentuated by addition of other drugs. Benzo's don't play well wit ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Good question : Used judiciously in focused situations, benzodiazepines can be very safe and effective for symptoms like muscle spasm, dystonia, and anxiety -- antico ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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There is no "best": Benzodiazepines all work on the same receptors, and pretty much do the same thing. Some are short-acting, others intermediate, others long-acting. So ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
ANXIOLYTIC: They are used for anxiety and other mental conditions.
Dr. John Wynn
Dr. John Wynn answered
41 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep, anxiety Rx: This is a large group of drugs commonly used for sedation/sleep, anxiety relief, & muscle relaxation. Valium, ativan, Klonopin (diazepam, lorazepam, c ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, only one: Yes, it's best to take only 1 benzodiazepine at a time. Much simpler to keep track of, that way.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Yes: They may be taken together. There are no drug interactions listed on www.Drugs.Com, but you must realize that both of these can cause sedation and tha ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Yes: and this is true, for the same reasons (the same receptor systems are involved) with alcohol. It also occurs with opioids, which involve a different ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Manufactured: Benzodiazepines are created by manufacturing them in labs. They do not come from any natural substance or plant.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Benzodiazepines: Used for short-term treatment of anxiety, muscle spasm, insomnia, agitation, sedation, they are safe, as long as closely monitored by your doctor.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
41 years experience Psychiatry
No: Cyclobenzaprine, also known as flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is not a benzodiazepine. It is more closely related to the tricyclic antidepressants, ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience Psychiatry
Not directly: They can cut anxiety & relax muscles which may help indirectly.
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