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Benzodiazepine (Definition)

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Doctors, what are the effects of klonopin (clonazepam)?

Doctors, what are the effects of klonopin (clonazepam)?

Klonopin (clonazepam) effects: Clonazepam is in a group of drugs called benzodiazepines . Clonazepam affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety. It is also used to treat seizures. or panic attacks. The sedative effects of clonazepam may last longer in older adults. Accidental falls are common in elderly patients who take benzodiazepines. Use caution to avoid falling or accidental injury . ...Read more

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List of symptoms of and effects from seizures, please?

List of symptoms of and effects from seizures, please?

Ask your doctor: Episodic events of the brain can be in any of many forms. They can be motor - generalized and localized, sensory - tingling or numbness or auditory or visual illusions, gastric - episodic nausea or vomiting or rising sensation, emotional - fear, laughter, excitement. If you experience these often you must discuss with your doctor and consider neurology consultation. ...Read more

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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

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Describe the features of benzodiazepine toxicity.?

Sedation / coma: Benzodiazepines are a class of medication which can help with anxiety and sleep disorders. Well known drugs include valium, ativan, and klonopin (clonazepam). Too much benzodiazepine typically causes sedation ranging from drowsiness to coma. Combining benzodiazepines with other drugs, especially in excess (such as alcohol) is exceedingly dangerous. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of ativan (lorazepam)?

What are the side effects of ativan (lorazepam)?

Many: If you look at the package insert or the pdr there are many, but here are the most common: sedation, memory loss, confusion, dizzyness, loss of focus, paradoxical agitaton in children and the elderly, delirium, addiction, withdrawal, falls in the elderly..The list goes on but these are the most common of the worrisome side effects. ...Read more

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Are the side effects of klonopin similar to taking xanax (alprazolam)?

Are the side effects of klonopin similar to taking xanax (alprazolam)?

Yes and no: Xanax (alprazolam) is a very short acting benzodiazepine and Klonopin is longer acting. Xanax (alprazolam) is much more addictive if used long term, but may act quicker. Neither is good long term as you develop tolerance meaning the same dose is no longer effective. It is better to fo find an antidepressant or a wide variety of other anti anxiety medications. ...Read more

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Describe the problem of benzodiazepine abuse.?

Addictive disorder: Even when used properly, long-term benzodiazepine use will lead to tolerance such that higher doses will be necessary to achieve the same anti-anxiety effect. This situation should not be confused with benzodiazepine abuse, where one is taking extra amounts of benzodiazepines in order to achieve a "high" or euphoria. Xanax (alprazolam) is the benzodiazepine most often abused as it can produce a high. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawn.? Thanks

Xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal: Increased anxiety with panic attacks; extreme nervousness; insomnia; moodiness; tremors; hallucinations; nightmares; nausea & vomiting; seizures. Xanax (alprazolam) & other benzo-diazepines should never be stopped abruptly; they should be tapered off very gradually (weeks to months in some cases). Often pt on xanax (alprazolam) is given benzo easier to withdraw. ...Read more

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What are withdrawal effects of clonazepam?

What are withdrawal effects of clonazepam?

Mild to serious ....: If you been user of Clonazepam for while - should not stop abruptly but rather taper off . Sudden withdraw can cause agitation, dysphoria, confusion, hallucinations, psychoss, sensory disturbances or seizures, muscle twitching, stomach upset, rapid heartbeat.... Consult your doc how to do it safely ...Read more

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Tolerance of Valium -are CNS depressant qualities of this drug also tolerance forming, or just anxiolytic effect?

Tolerance of Valium -are CNS depressant qualities of this drug also tolerance forming, or just anxiolytic effect?

Valium tolerance: When valium induces tolerance, this includes all its cns-depressant effects. It's similar to alcohol, where someone could appear "sober" despite having a high blood alcohol level. If the blood alcohol level dips from usual, withdrawal symptoms may be experienced. ...Read more

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What are general symptoms of drug addiction (opioid)?

What are general symptoms of drug addiction (opioid)?

Craving for drug: An intense craving for the drug of choice that becomes a greater focus in ones life than friends, family, or work. ...Read more

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What are signs of a klonopin (clonazepam) overdose?

What are signs of a klonopin (clonazepam) overdose?

Sedation up to death: Klonopin (clonazepam) overdose is serious and should be treated at the emergency room immediately. It can lead to respiratory depression and death. ...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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List of all the triggers of panic attacks?

List of all the triggers of panic attacks?

2 many 2 list: Typically situations where pt feels out of control or unable 2 escape--malls restaurants middle seat in church theater class bridges elevators planes etc. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are withdrawal side effects of the anti-depressant and anxiety medication, effexor (venlafaxine)?

Doctors, what are withdrawal side effects of the anti-depressant and anxiety medication, effexor (venlafaxine)?

Potential symptoms: Potential symptoms after stopping Effexor (venlafaxine) include: anxiety, depressed moods, crying, dizziness, paranoia, irritability, drowsiness, restlessness, shaking, headache, ^ sweating, nausea/ vomiting, nightmares, body zaps (electric sensations), shortness of breath, sleep difficulties, fatigue, seizures, irregular heart rate, etc. ...Read more