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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
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
How much onboard: We measure how much of a medication is in your system, actually affecting you, by measuring how much is present in a standard amount of your blood ("blood level"). It's not the absolute dose you take, but the total dose present after a while of taking it distributed all over your body (so level = "concentration"). A small dose is a small person may be the same as a large dose in a large person.

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ANXIOLYTIC: They are used for anxiety and other mental conditions.

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