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What is the definition or description of: benzodiazepine?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
ANXIOLYTIC: They are used for anxiety and other mental conditions.
Dr. John Wynn
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Sleep, anxiety Rx: This is a large group of drugs commonly used for sedation/sleep, anxiety relief, & muscle relaxation. Valium, ativan, Klonopin (diazepam, lorazepam, clonazepam) are all benzodiazepines, and xanax (alprazolam) is a related drug. The different drugs of this class differ in potency, speed of onset, & duration of action. They should be taken on schedule & with medical supervision.

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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: benzodiazepines level?

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Dr. Imad Khreim
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Blood level: Testing blood levels of benzodiazepines is not a routine or common clinical test. It is done by simply taking a blood sample and testing it in the lab. It is most commonly done in research studies. An example of clinical use would be when there is a discrepancy between the prescribed dosage and the effect suggesting overuse.
Dr. Shah Nawaz
Dr. Shah Nawaz commented
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Also do urine test
Feb 1, 2013

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