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What are the negative effects of benzodiazepines such as halcion & xanax (alprazolam)?

What are the negative effects of benzodiazepines such as halcion & xanax (alprazolam)?

Benzodiazepines SE: are sedation, drowsiness and mental confusion. Some patients may react to benzodiazepines by showing irritability, increased excitement, aggression and hostility. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

Dr. Rodney Markin
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Triazolam (Definition)

Triazolam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more


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What kind of short term memory loss is associated with benzodiazepines?

What kind of short term memory loss is associated with benzodiazepines?

Anterograde amnesia: Technically called anterograde amnesia, this is impaired "recording" of information. Since it isn't recorded into memory, it can't be recalled later. (this is in contrast to retrograde amnesia, where previously stored material can't be retrieved.) there are also deficits in attention and concentration, which in turn can impair memory encoding. Overall, one appears scattered & absent-minded. ...Read more

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What is safer for long term use and short term for all types of anxiety, benzodiazepines, paxil, zoloft, lexapro, buspar, (buspirone) or marijuana(used correctly)?

What is safer for long term use and short term for all types of anxiety, benzodiazepines, paxil, zoloft, lexapro, buspar, (buspirone) or marijuana(used correctly)?

Not benzo's.: Hello - long term use of benzodiazapines can lead to tolerance. Marijuana can cause marked psychiatric problems in some people including anxiety, psychosis & paranoia. Paxil can be used long -term but most of my patients have experienced more side effects with it then from Lexapro & zoloft. I see you are on Lexapro -it has an excellent side effect profile. Buspar (buspirone) is very safe for long-term use. ...Read more

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How long can one be on benzodiazepines hypothetically when starting on a low dose (e.G Xanax (alprazolam) 0.25 mg) until tolerance induction?

How long can one be on benzodiazepines hypothetically when starting on a low dose (e.G Xanax (alprazolam) 0.25 mg) until tolerance induction?

No time limit: Tolerance can develop quickly with medications like xanax (alprazolam) and is the main reason fot them to get abused. It is advisable to be under a physician's care to ensure the medication is treating the symptoms for which it is prescribed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best benzodiazepine?

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. Some are rapidly absorbed, others slowly. Some hit the brain very fast, others much more slowly. If you want something for temporary anxiety, a rapidly-absorbed short acting drug (like xanax (alprazolam) or ativan) may be best, for gad, Clonazepam or librium. ...Read more

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Can certain benzodiazepines treat pain?

Not directly: They can cut anxiety & relax muscles which may help indirectly. ...Read more

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Do benzodiazepines have to be taken every day?

Only: Only if your dr indicated it. Otherwise is better to keep it as an as-needed med. ...Read more

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What do I do if i keep testing positive for benzodiazepines?

Stop Taking/Testing: The way to stop testing positive for beenzodiazepines is either to stop taking them altogether or to to stop taking the drug test. Most benzos have detection periods of days to weeks in the blood or urine. ...Read more

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Why are benzodiazepines no longer listed as schedule IV drugs?

Addiction: Benzos are schedule II drugs because of their high rate of becoming habit forming and addictive. ...Read more

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Why do I keep testing positive for benzodiazepines if I'm not taking them?

False positive BZ?: Some reported with few Antibiotics, Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory drugs, Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Zoloft. ...Read more

Dr. Brett Noorda
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Halcion (Definition)

Halcion is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more


Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Short Acting Benzodiazepine (Definition)

Short-acting benzodiazepines are a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more