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How can I comfortably get off of oxycodone? Dose isn't high enough to warrant suboxone. Past benzodiazepine dependencey, so I won't use those either.

How can I comfortably get off of oxycodone? Dose isn't high enough to warrant suboxone. Past benzodiazepine dependencey, so I won't use those either.

Taper dose: Gradually decreasing the dose will avoid most symptoms of narcotic abstinence symptoms. Clonidine is also useful in reducing the physical withdrawal symptoms. Your physician can evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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Suboxone (Definition)

Suboxone is semi-synthetic opiate compound. At higher doses, it is used to treat opioid addiction. In lower doses, suboxone can be used to control moderate acute pain in non-opioid tolerant individuals and ...Read more


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Would it be safe to take benzodiazepines and Suboxone together?

Would it be safe to take benzodiazepines and Suboxone together?

Not a good idea: Not sure why you would want to do this. Both are CNS depressants so would slow reaction time and be very sedating. Suboxone is used to detox from opiates and benzos are also addictive. If you have a problem with addiction it would not be advisable to take benzos. There are many alternatives for treatment of anxiety and depression. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Are benzodiazepines safe?

Benzodiazepines: Used for short-term treatment of anxiety, muscle spasm, insomnia, agitation, sedation, they are safe, as long as closely monitored by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is cyclobenzaprine a benzodiazepine?

No: Cyclobenzaprine, also known as flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is not a benzodiazepine. It is more closely related to the tricyclic antidepressants, and is used for muscle spasms. ...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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Why was I given benzodiazepine for tmj?

Why was I given benzodiazepine for tmj?

Stress reduction: Often one of the causes of TMJ is stress. The benzodiazepine reduces your anxiety and stress and also helps you sleep better at night so that your joints can heal. ...Read more

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Can benzodiazepine treat hallucinations?

Can benzodiazepine treat hallucinations?

Unlikely: Benzo's are more likely to be associated with hallucinations, especially in overdoses or during drug withdrawal. Many report nightmares or vivid dreams while taking benzo's. Only one mention of benzo's used to treat auditory hallucinations in schizophrenic pt concluded effect resulted from muscle relaxing & anxiolytic effects. ...Read more

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How can I get prescribed benzodiazepines?

Anxiety, generally: Benzodiazepines are a class of medications known as anxiolytics meaning anti-anxiety. Many who take benzos do so chronically for anxiety disorders that are long-standing. Others take benzos as needed to sleep or when anxiety suddenly becomes overwhelming. As for how to have this class of medication prescribed, I recommend an open conversation with your doctor. ...Read more

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How to not get tolerance on benzodiazepines?

Benzo dependence: Avoid regular daily use to avoid dependence. ...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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Any benzodiazepine withdraw wise docs on here?

Any benzodiazepine withdraw wise docs on here?

BZ withdrawal: Any doctor prescribing bz can work with you on gradual tapering of bz. ...Read more

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What would be too big a dose of benzodiazepines?

What would be too big a dose of benzodiazepines?

In a nutshell: Any dose of benzodiazepines beyond that prescribed, would be too big. Your doctor knows about your liver functioning, other medications or substances you're using, other illnesses you might have, etc -- and can recommend the best dose for your needs. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawals?

Similar to alcohol: Anxiety, high pulse rate, high blood pressure, seizures, restlessness, and confusion are also possible. ...Read more

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In what way are benzodiazepines actually created?

In what way are benzodiazepines actually created?

Manufactured: Benzodiazepines are created by manufacturing them in labs. They do not come from any natural substance or plant. ...Read more

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Does Pex-2 from India contain 2 mg of benzodiazepine?

Xanax - alprazolam: It is a generic Xanax (alprazolam) - 2mg tablet, internet has lot of positive and negative comments regarding this ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best benzodiazepine for anxiety?

Can you tell me what is the best benzodiazepine for anxiety?

There isn't a: Specific best benzodiazapine for anxiety. Each person responds differently to different benzodizapines. The best one for you may be selected by factors like half life, side effect profile and which one you respond to the best. Take care. ...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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What should I do about allergic problem with benzodiazepines?

Not take them??: Not sure what you mean by "allergy." true allergy - hives, itching, tongue and lips swelling, respiratory problems, wheezing etc. Are very unusual as a reaction to benzodiazepines. Other reactions - so-called "paradoxical" reactions are not allergies. They are just an exaggerated disinhibition that can result in people getting agitated after benzos, esp with alcohol. ...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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What is the definition or description of: benzodiazepines level?

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. ...Read more

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Could someone take benzodiazepines that expired over 3 years ago?

Not recommended: Any medicine that is past it's expiry date, especially several years, will generally be less effective and may produce more side effects. Often the active ingredient will be degraded over time. I won't rely on expired medications to treat health conditions. ...Read more

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What exactly is the problem with staying on benzodiazepines for life?

Increased risks: There are risks of dependency including increased dysfunction with either relationships or work as well as the possibility of increased risk of depression that some describe. There is also a higher chance for respiratory suppression when combined with other medications or alcohol and this could lead to death if severe. ...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

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I tested positive for benzodiazepines but don't taken them. What else could cause this?

Watch what you eat: As a corollary to Dr. Pappas's statement remember NOT to to put POPPYSEED dressing on a salad you may treat yourself to just before going in to do a drug screening test for your place of employment or local methadone clinic. Then, you have to convince people you're not on opiates! ...Read more

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I need to find a dr that will help me and prescribe me a benzodiazepine. They are the only ones that help.

Benzodiazapines.: You did not share what condition (s) you are being treated for. If you have a psychiatric condition - consider working with a psychiatrist. However, there isn't a guarantee that the psychiatrist would determine you to have an indication for a Benzo. Take care. ...Read more

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If someone has a paradoxical reaction to a benzodiazepine, is there usually some sort of underlying cause like a behavioral disorder?

No: Like any other paradoxical reaction, it can just happen. It is seen more commonly in children and individuals with developmental delays, like autism or mental retardation, but it can really happen to anyone. It is like drinking alcohol: you can have a happy calm experience or a bad, angry experience. It depends on the individual and the situation. ...Read more

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If I do not feel lorazepam is working well, what is a comparable benzodiazepine? I use them as sparingly as possible, but I do know I need them.

THERE ARE PLENTY: Of alternatives for benzodiazepines, if indeed that is what is indicated in your particular case. These drugs are helpful but also dangerous if not dosed/used properly so please discuss these issues with your doctor as soon as you possibly can.
Hope you stay well. ...Read more

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Is clozapine a benzodiazepine?

No: Clozapine is considered a 2nd generation antipsychotic medication, typically used in schizophrenia, that antagonizes quite a few neurotransmitter receptors, eg Dopamine d1 & d4 plus serotonin 5ht2 & cholinergic muscarinic ones, too. It's a very effective drug when used under close observation but can only be prescribed under restricted distribution due high risk for agranulocytosis, etc. ...Read more

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Which benzodiazepines are hypnotic?

Sleep: Hypnotic in medicine means a medication helps with sleep. Ambien (zolpidem) is an example of a hypnotic Benzodiazepine. Halcion is another. ...Read more

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What causes benzodiazepines to be toxic?

Don't know what you: Mean by "toxic, " because actually, benzodiazepines have very little "toxicity" as we define it. Many drugs can cause stomach and intestinal inflammation, liver damage, heart damage, fluid retention, reduce the immune system, cause severe rashes - benzodiazepines have essentially none of these (allergy is always possible). They cause physical dependency and can cause addiction, and memory problems ...Read more

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Is insomnia helped by benzodiazepines?

Is insomnia helped by benzodiazepines?

Yes and No: For a short term managment of insomnia it helps. But for a chronic insomnia it is not as great helpful but cognitive behavioral therapy, sleep restriction and sleep hygine and its combination is found to be helpful the most. Intermittently it may be used but for a long term managment. It is a non-pharmacological managment found to be most helpful. See sleep medicine, neurologist, or behavior hea. ...Read more

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What is the therapy of acatisia? Are usefull benzodiazepines?

Severe restlessness: This disorder, if caused as a side effect of antipsychotic medications, is treated with benzodiazepines. In other instances beta blocker medications are helpful. A psychiatrist is best suited to diagnose and treat this disorder. ...Read more

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What is the safest benzodiazepine?

What is the safest benzodiazepine?

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 with others!
the combination of narcotics (opioids) and benzo. Is the leading cause of death in florida.
The short acting benzo's produce a quicker, stronger effect, and are more dangerous (xanax). Lorazepam is also risky. Valium in low doses safer. ...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

Benzodiazepine (Definition)

They are used for anxiety ...Read more