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Which benzodiazepine drug is be most effective as a sleeping tablet, chlordiazepoxide or diazepam?

Which benzodiazepine drug is be most effective as a sleeping tablet, chlordiazepoxide or diazepam?

Neither is/are safe: Chlordiazepoxide (librium) has a half-life of 5-30hrs w/active metabolites staying in your system 3-200hrs! diazepam (valium) has a half-life of 30-60hrs w/active metabolites staying in your system 30-100hrs. Neither are indicated (approved) for use in insomnia. All benzo & other non-benzo sedative-hypnotics are associated w/increase risk of injuries & even mortality. http://bit.ly/kbqlwd. ...Read more

Dr. Lance Longo
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Chlordiazepoxide (Definition)

Chlordiazepoxide is a long-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...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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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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How long can patient's safely use benzodiazepines without becoming dependant or without having withdrawal symptoms when they stop?

Depends: The risk of withdrawal is a function daily dose, duration of treatment , individual characteristics. Low dose for less than two weeks is not likely to produce dependence or withdrawal. ...Read more

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How long does librium stay in ur system after a librium taper of six days last dose was Thursday and it was 25mg when is it safe to consume alcohol?

How long does librium stay in ur system after a librium taper of six days last dose was Thursday and it was 25mg when is it safe to consume alcohol?

No drinking: The right thing to do will be to stop drinking, seek help and support. Join the AA, try and find the will to beat this addiction. You can do it. Librium is given to stop withdrawal symptoms for alcohol, you should seek more help from your physician or a rehab center. ...Read more

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How long do I need to be taking benzodiazepines to cure my social anxiety for?

How long do I need to be taking benzodiazepines to cure my social anxiety for?

Benzos aren't a cure: I agree with dr. Ali. Benzodiazapines numb you to your anxiety but they don't address the underlying cause. They can also be very addicting. A selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor would be a class of medication that could help with the underlying neurochemical problems but psychotherapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy would actually start to give you control. Look into deep breathing ex ...Read more

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How long does Paxil (paroxetine) take to have a therapeutic effect? Why does it not work instantaneously, like benzodiazepines?

How long does Paxil (paroxetine) take to have a therapeutic effect? Why does it not work instantaneously, like benzodiazepines?

4-8 weeks: It takes about 4 to 8 weeks to see the full effects of a particular dose of paxil (paroxetine). This is because the immediate Paxil (paroxetine) effects of increasing serotonin levels in the areas that connect brain cells (synapses) are not correlated with changes in mood or anxiety; instead, receptor changes and nerve growth factors stimulated by weeks of elevated serotonin seem to be. ...Read more

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How long do benzodiazepine withdrawals last? Tapered down off of klonopin and took Xanax (alprazolam) as needed after (usually .5 mg every 3 days); its been rough

How long do benzodiazepine withdrawals last? Tapered down off of klonopin and took Xanax (alprazolam) as needed after (usually .5 mg every 3 days); its been rough

May take a while...: There can be both physical as well as psychological dependence. If your life is harried and you have taken a lot of klonopin (clonazepam) for some time. it may take longer. The need for treatment may be evident and hope you have been seeing your doctor. Would get further advice on treatment from your doctor or psychiatrist. Best wisehs ...Read more

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How long does librium remain in your body?

How long does librium remain in your body?

Depending on: how much you took and for how long before the test. Blood Test 10-50 hrs. Librium has a long elimination life, allowing the drug to stay in the body even couple weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Librium (Definition)

Librium is a long-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more


Dr. Michael Gabor
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Long Acting Benzodiazepine (Definition)

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