A group of two-ring heterocyclic compounds consisting of a benzene ring fused to a diazepine ring.
Agents that alleviate ANXIETY, tension, and ANXIETY DISORDERS, promote sedation, and have a calming effect without affecting clarity of consciousness or neurologic conditions. ADRENERGIC BETA-ANTAGONISTS are commonly used in the symptomatic treatment of anxiety but are not included here.
A benzodiazepine with anticonvulsant, anxiolytic, sedative, muscle relaxant, and amnesic properties and a long duration of action. Its actions are mediated by enhancement of GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID activity.
An anxiolytic benzodiazepine derivative with anticonvulsant, sedative, and amnesic properties. It has also been used in the symptomatic treatment of alcohol withdrawal.
A triazolobenzodiazepine compound with antianxiety and sedative-hypnotic actions, that is efficacious in the treatment of PANIC DISORDERS, with or without AGORAPHOBIA, and in generalized ANXIETY DISORDERS. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p238)
A benzodiazepine with pharmacologic actions similar to those of DIAZEPAM that can cause ANTEROGRADE AMNESIA. Some reports indicate that it is used as a date rape drug and suggest that it may precipitate violent behavior. The United States Government has banned the importation of this drug.
A benzodiazepine used as an anti-anxiety agent with few side effects. It also has hypnotic, anticonvulsant, and considerable sedative properties and has been proposed as a preanesthetic agent.
Drugs used to induce drowsiness or sleep or to reduce psychological excitement or anxiety.
A benzodiazepine used in the treatment of anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, and insomnia.
Substances that do not act as agonists or antagonists but do affect the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID receptor-ionophore complex. GABA-A receptors (RECEPTORS, GABA-A) appear to have at least three allosteric sites at which modulators act: a site at which BENZODIAZEPINES act by increasing the opening frequency of GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-activated chloride channels; a site at which BARBITURATES act to prolong the duration of channel opening; and a site at which some steroids may act. GENERAL ANESTHETICS probably act at least partly by potentiating GABAergic responses, but they are not included here.
A benzodiazepine derivative used as an anticonvulsant and hypnotic.
A potent benzodiazepine receptor antagonist. Since it reverses the sedative and other actions of benzodiazepines, it has been suggested as an antidote to benzodiazepine overdoses.
Cell surface proteins which bind GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID and contain an integral membrane chloride channel. Each receptor is assembled as a pentamer from a pool of at least 19 different possible subunits. The receptors belong to a superfamily that share a common CYSTEINE loop.
Bicyclic bridged compounds that contain a nitrogen which has three bonds. The nomenclature indicates the number of atoms in each path around the rings, such as [2.2.2] for three equal length paths. Some members are TROPANES and BETA LACTAMS.
An anticonvulsant used for several types of seizures, including myotonic or atonic seizures, photosensitive epilepsy, and absence seizures, although tolerance may develop. It is seldom effective in generalized tonic-clonic or partial seizures. The mechanism of action appears to involve the enhancement of GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID receptor responses.
An intermediate in the metabolism of DIAZEPAM to OXAZEPAM. It may have actions similar to those of diazepam.
A benzodiazepine derivative used mainly as a hypnotic.
A benzodiazepine that acts as a GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID modulator and anti-anxiety agent.
A short-acting hypnotic-sedative drug with anxiolytic and amnestic properties. It is used in dentistry, cardiac surgery, endoscopic procedures, as preanesthetic medication, and as an adjunct to local anesthesia. The short duration and cardiorespiratory stability makes it useful in poor-risk, elderly, and cardiac patients. It is water-soluble at pH less than 4 and lipid-soluble at physiological pH.
An immunoenzyme test for the presence of drugs and other substances in urine and blood. The test uses enzyme linked antibodies that react only with the particular drug for which the sample is being tested.
Detection of drugs that have been abused, overused, or misused, including legal and illegal drugs. Urine screening is the usual method of detection.
Endogenous compounds and drugs that bind to and activate GABA-A RECEPTORS.
The application of medical knowledge to questions of law.
A group of pyrido-indole compounds. Included are any points of fusion of pyridine with the five-membered ring of indole and any derivatives of these compounds. These are similar to CARBAZOLES which are benzo-indoles.
A class of chemicals derived from barbituric acid or thiobarbituric acid. Many of these are GABA MODULATORS used as HYPNOTICS AND SEDATIVES, as ANESTHETICS, or as ANTICONVULSANTS.
One of the BENZODIAZEPINES that is used in the treatment of ANXIETY DISORDERS.
A short-acting benzodiazepine used in the treatment of insomnia. Some countries temporarily withdrew triazolam from the market because of concerns about adverse reactions, mostly psychological, associated with higher dose ranges. Its use at lower doses with appropriate care and labeling has been reaffirmed by the FDA and most other countries.
A loosely defined grouping of drugs that have effects on psychological function. Here the psychotropic agents include the antidepressive agents, hallucinogens, and tranquilizing agents (including the antipsychotics and anti-anxiety agents).
Accidental or deliberate use of a medication or street drug in excess of normal dosage.
Directions written for the obtaining and use of DRUGS.
Fluoroimmunoassay where detection of the hapten-antibody reaction is based on measurement of the increased polarization of fluorescence-labeled hapten when it is combined with antibody. The assay is very useful for the measurement of small haptenic antigens such as drugs at low concentrations.
A water-soluble benzodiazepine derivative effective in the treatment of anxiety. It has also muscle relaxant and anticonvulsant actions.
Drugs used to prevent SEIZURES or reduce their severity.
Disorders related to substance abuse.
A traditional grouping of drugs said to have a soothing or calming effect on mood, thought, or behavior. Included here are the ANTI-ANXIETY AGENTS (minor tranquilizers), ANTIMANIC AGENTS, and the ANTIPSYCHOTIC AGENTS (major tranquilizers). These drugs act by different mechanisms and are used for different therapeutic purposes.
The practice of administering medications in a manner that poses more risk than benefit, particularly where safer alternatives exist.
A microanalytical technique combining mass spectrometry and gas chromatography for the qualitative as well as quantitative determinations of compounds.
A short-acting barbiturate that is effective as a sedative and hypnotic (but not as an anti-anxiety) agent and is usually given orally. It is prescribed more frequently for sleep induction than for sedation but, like similar agents, may lose its effectiveness by the second week of continued administration. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p236)
Physiological and psychological symptoms associated with withdrawal from the use of a drug after prolonged administration or habituation. The concept includes withdrawal from smoking or drinking, as well as withdrawal from an administered drug.
Disorders characterized by impairment of the ability to initiate or maintain sleep. This may occur as a primary disorder or in association with another medical or psychiatric condition.
The utilization of drugs as reported in individual hospital studies, FDA studies, marketing, or consumption, etc. This includes drug stockpiling, and patient drug profiles.
Drugs obtained and often manufactured illegally for the subjective effects they are said to produce. They are often distributed in urban areas, but are also available in suburban and rural areas, and tend to be grossly impure and may cause unexpected toxicity.
The most common inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system.
A pregnane found in the urine of pregnant women and sows. It has anesthetic, hypnotic, and sedative properties.
Mood-stimulating drugs used primarily in the treatment of affective disorders and related conditions. Several MONOAMINE OXIDASE INHIBITORS are useful as antidepressants apparently as a long-term consequence of their modulation of catecholamine levels. The tricyclic compounds useful as antidepressive agents (ANTIDEPRESSIVE AGENTS, TRICYCLIC) also appear to act through brain catecholamine systems. A third group (ANTIDEPRESSIVE AGENTS, SECOND-GENERATION) is a diverse group of drugs including some that act specifically on serotonergic systems.
An organochlorine compound that was formerly used as an insecticide. Its manufacture and use has been discontinued in the United States. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
Persistent and disabling ANXIETY.
An oxidation product of HEPTACHLOR formed by many plants and animals, including humans, after exposure to HEPTACHLOR. It has been shown to remain in soil treated with HEPTACHLOR for over fifteen years and is toxic to animals and humans. (From ATSDR Public Heath Statement, April 1989)
A pharmaceutical agent that displays activity as a central nervous system and respiratory stimulant. It is considered a non-competitive GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID antagonist. Pentylenetetrazole has been used experimentally to study seizure phenomenon and to identify pharmaceuticals that may control seizure susceptibility.
An acute organic mental disorder induced by cessation or reduction in chronic alcohol consumption. Clinical characteristics include CONFUSION; DELUSIONS; vivid HALLUCINATIONS; TREMOR; agitation; insomnia; and signs of autonomic hyperactivity (e.g., elevated blood pressure and heart rate, dilated pupils, and diaphoresis). This condition may occasionally be fatal. It was formerly called delirium tremens. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1175)
Agents that induce NARCOSIS. Narcotics include agents that cause somnolence or induced sleep (STUPOR); natural or synthetic derivatives of OPIUM or MORPHINE or any substance that has such effects. They are potent inducers of ANALGESIA and OPIOID-RELATED DISORDERS.
Endogenous compounds and drugs that bind to and activate GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID receptors (RECEPTORS, GABA).
The relationship between the dose of an administered drug and the response of the organism to the drug.
Progressive diminution of the susceptibility of a human or animal to the effects of a drug, resulting from its continued administration. It should be differentiated from DRUG RESISTANCE wherein an organism, disease, or tissue fails to respond to the intended effectiveness of a chemical or drug. It should also be differentiated from MAXIMUM TOLERATED DOSE and NO-OBSERVED-ADVERSE-EFFECT LEVEL.
The action of a drug that may affect the activity, metabolism, or toxicity of another drug.
Compounds with activity like OPIATE ALKALOIDS, acting at OPIOID RECEPTORS. Properties include induction of ANALGESIA or NARCOSIS.
Pregnane derivatives in which two side-chain methyl groups or two methylene groups in the ring skeleton (or a combination thereof) have been oxidized to keto groups.
A prolonged seizure or seizures repeated frequently enough to prevent recovery between episodes occurring over a period of 20-30 minutes. The most common subtype is generalized tonic-clonic status epilepticus, a potentially fatal condition associated with neuronal injury and respiratory and metabolic dysfunction. Nonconvulsive forms include petit mal status and complex partial status, which may manifest as behavioral disturbances. Simple partial status epilepticus consists of persistent motor, sensory, or autonomic seizures that do not impair cognition (see also EPILEPSIA PARTIALIS CONTINUA). Subclinical status epilepticus generally refers to seizures occurring in an unresponsive or comatose individual in the absence of overt signs of seizure activity. (From N Engl J Med 1998 Apr 2;338(14):970-6; Neurologia 1997 Dec;12 Suppl 6:25-30)
Drugs that bind to but do not activate GABA-A RECEPTORS thereby blocking the actions of endogenous or exogenous GABA-A RECEPTOR AGONISTS.
Drugs that cannot be sold legally without a prescription.
A carbamate with hypnotic, sedative, and some muscle relaxant properties, although in therapeutic doses reduction of anxiety rather than a direct effect may be responsible for muscle relaxation. Meprobamate has been reported to have anticonvulsant actions against petit mal seizures, but not against grand mal seizures (which may be exacerbated). It is used in the treatment of ANXIETY DISORDERS, and also for the short-term management of INSOMNIA but has largely been superseded by the BENZODIAZEPINES. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p603)
A drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients respond purposefully to verbal commands, either alone or accompanied by light tactile stimulation. No interventions are required to maintain a patent airway. (From: American Society of Anesthesiologists Practice Guidelines)
The application of TOXICOLOGY knowledge to questions of law.
Agents that control agitated psychotic behavior, alleviate acute psychotic states, reduce psychotic symptoms, and exert a quieting effect. They are used in SCHIZOPHRENIA; senile dementia; transient psychosis following surgery; or MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION; etc. These drugs are often referred to as neuroleptics alluding to the tendency to produce neurological side effects, but not all antipsychotics are likely to produce such effects. Many of these drugs may also be effective against nausea, emesis, and pruritus.
A disorder characterized by CONFUSION; inattentiveness; disorientation; ILLUSIONS; HALLUCINATIONS; agitation; and in some instances autonomic nervous system overactivity. It may result from toxic/metabolic conditions or structural brain lesions. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp411-2)
Improper use of drugs or medications outside the intended purpose, scope, or guidelines for use. This is in contrast to MEDICATION ADHERENCE, and distinguished from DRUG ABUSE, which is a deliberate or willful action.
Substances used for their pharmacological actions on GABAergic systems. GABAergic agents include agonists, antagonists, degradation or uptake inhibitors, depleters, precursors, and modulators of receptor function.
Compounds containing dibenzo-1,4-thiazine. Some of them are neuroactive.
A broad-spectrum spectrum antineoplastic antibiotic isolated from Streptomyces refuineus var. thermotolerans. It has low toxicity, some activity against Trichomonas and Endamoeba, and inhibits RNA and DNA synthesis. It binds irreversibly to DNA.
A biologically active 5-alpha-reduced metabolite of plasma PROGESTERONE. It is the immediate precursor of 5-alpha-pregnan-3-alpha-ol-20-one (ALLOPREGNANOLONE), a neuroactive steroid that binds with GABA(A) RECEPTOR.
Formal programs for assessing drug prescription against some standard. Drug utilization review may consider clinical appropriateness, cost effectiveness, and, in some cases, outcomes. Review is usually retrospective, but some analysis may be done before drugs are dispensed (as in computer systems which advise physicians when prescriptions are entered). Drug utilization review is mandated for Medicaid programs beginning in 1993.
Substances that act in the brain stem or spinal cord to produce tonic or clonic convulsions, often by removing normal inhibitory tone. They were formerly used to stimulate respiration or as antidotes to barbiturate overdose. They are now most commonly used as experimental tools.
A condition or physical state produced by the ingestion, injection, inhalation of or exposure to a deleterious agent.
Substances that contain a fused three-ring moiety and are used in the treatment of depression. These drugs block the uptake of norepinephrine and serotonin into axon terminals and may block some subtypes of serotonin, adrenergic, and histamine receptors. However the mechanism of their antidepressant effects is not clear because the therapeutic effects usually take weeks to develop and may reflect compensatory changes in the central nervous system.
An anxiolytic agent and serotonin receptor agonist belonging to the azaspirodecanedione class of compounds. Its structure is unrelated to those of the BENZODIAZAPINES, but it has an efficacy comparable to DIAZEPAM.
Liquid chromatographic techniques which feature high inlet pressures, high sensitivity, and high speed.
A genus of the family CEBIDAE consisting of four species: S. boliviensis, S. orstedii (red-backed squirrel monkey), S. sciureus (common squirrel monkey), and S. ustus. They inhabit tropical rain forests in Central and South America. S. sciureus is used extensively in research studies.
Chromatographic techniques in which the mobile phase is a liquid.
Unlawful sexual intercourse without consent of the victim.
Compounds with a six membered aromatic ring containing NITROGEN. The saturated version is PIPERIDINES.
Cell-surface proteins that bind GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID with high affinity and trigger changes that influence the behavior of cells. GABA-A receptors control chloride channels formed by the receptor complex itself. They are blocked by bicuculline and usually have modulatory sites sensitive to benzodiazepines and barbiturates. GABA-B receptors act through G-proteins on several effector systems, are insensitive to bicuculline, and have a high affinity for L-baclofen.
A drug that exerts an inhibitory effect on gastric secretion and reduces gastrointestinal motility. It is used clinically in the drug therapy of gastrointestinal ulcers.
Care over an extended period, usually for a chronic condition or disability, requiring periodic, intermittent, or continuous care.
A neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by one or more of the following essential features: immobility, mutism, negativism (active or passive refusal to follow commands), mannerisms, stereotypies, posturing, grimacing, excitement, echolalia, echopraxia, muscular rigidity, and stupor; sometimes punctuated by sudden violent outbursts, panic, or hallucinations. This condition may be associated with psychiatric illnesses (e.g., SCHIZOPHRENIA; MOOD DISORDERS) or organic disorders (NEUROLEPTIC MALIGNANT SYNDROME; ENCEPHALITIS, etc.). (From DSM-IV, 4th ed, 1994; APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 1994)
Patterns of practice related to diagnosis and treatment as especially influenced by cost of the service requested and provided.
A narcotic analgesic structurally related to METHADONE. Only the dextro-isomer has an analgesic effect; the levo-isomer appears to exert an antitussive effect.
A heterogeneous group of drugs used to produce muscle relaxation, excepting the neuromuscular blocking agents. They have their primary clinical and therapeutic uses in the treatment of muscle spasm and immobility associated with strains, sprains, and injuries of the back and, to a lesser degree, injuries to the neck. They have been used also for the treatment of a variety of clinical conditions that have in common only the presence of skeletal muscle hyperactivity, for example, the muscle spasms that can occur in MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS. (From Smith and Reynard, Textbook of Pharmacology, 1991, p358)
A sedative and anticonvulsant often used in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal. Chlormethiazole has also been proposed as a neuroprotective agent. The mechanism of its therapeutic activity is not entirely clear, but it does potentiate GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID receptors response and it may also affect glycine receptors.
Feeling or emotion of dread, apprehension, and impending disaster but not disabling as with ANXIETY DISORDERS.
The self administration of medication not prescribed by a physician or in a manner not directed by a physician.
A phenothiazine with pharmacological activity similar to that of both CHLORPROMAZINE and PROMETHAZINE. It has the histamine-antagonist properties of the antihistamines together with CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM effects resembling those of chlorpromazine. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p604)
An 86-amino acid polypeptide, found in central and peripheral tissues, that displaces diazepam from the benzodiazepine recognition site on the gamma-aminobutyric acid receptor (RECEPTORS, GABA). It also binds medium- and long-chain acyl-CoA esters and serves as an acyl-CoA transporter. This peptide regulates lipid metabolism.
An alpha adrenergic antagonist.
Disorders related or resulting from abuse or mis-use of opioids.
A class of drugs producing both physiological and psychological effects through a variety of mechanisms. They can be divided into "specific" agents, e.g., affecting an identifiable molecular mechanism unique to target cells bearing receptors for that agent, and "nonspecific" agents, those producing effects on different target cells and acting by diverse molecular mechanisms. Those with nonspecific mechanisms are generally further classed according to whether they produce behavioral depression or stimulation. Those with specific mechanisms are classed by locus of action or specific therapeutic use. (From Gilman AG, et al., Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics, 8th ed, p252)
The use of multiple drugs administered to the same patient, most commonly seen in elderly patients. It includes also the administration of excessive medication. Since in the United States most drugs are dispensed as single-agent formulations, polypharmacy, though using many drugs administered to the same patient, must be differentiated from DRUG COMBINATIONS, single preparations containing two or more drugs as a fixed dose, and from DRUG THERAPY, COMBINATION, two or more drugs administered separately for a combined effect. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
A profound state of unconsciousness associated with depressed cerebral activity from which the individual cannot be aroused. Coma generally occurs when there is dysfunction or injury involving both cerebral hemispheres or the brain stem RETICULAR FORMATION.
Quantitative determination of receptor (binding) proteins in body fluids or tissue using radioactively labeled binding reagents (e.g., antibodies, intracellular receptors, plasma binders).
An isoquinoline alkaloid obtained from Dicentra cucullaria and other plants. It is a competitive antagonist for GABA-A receptors.
A clear, colorless liquid rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and distributed throughout the body. It has bactericidal activity and is used often as a topical disinfectant. It is widely used as a solvent and preservative in pharmaceutical preparations as well as serving as the primary ingredient in ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.
A technique using antibodies for identifying or quantifying a substance. Usually the substance being studied serves as antigen both in antibody production and in measurement of antibody by the test substance.
Analogs or derivatives of AMPHETAMINE. Many are sympathomimetics and central nervous system stimulators causing excitation, vasopressin, bronchodilation, and to varying degrees, anorexia, analepsis, nasal decongestion, and some smooth muscle relaxation.
Clinical or subclinical disturbances of cortical function due to a sudden, abnormal, excessive, and disorganized discharge of brain cells. Clinical manifestations include abnormal motor, sensory and psychic phenomena. Recurrent seizures are usually referred to as EPILEPSY or "seizure disorder."
L-Tryptophyl-L-methionyl-L-aspartyl-L-phenylalaninamide. The C-terminal tetrapeptide of gastrin. It is the smallest peptide fragment of gastrin which has the same physiological and pharmacological activity as gastrin.
A feeling of restlessness associated with increased motor activity. This may occur as a manifestation of nervous system drug toxicity or other conditions.
A type of anxiety disorder characterized by unexpected panic attacks that last minutes or, rarely, hours. Panic attacks begin with intense apprehension, fear or terror and, often, a feeling of impending doom. Symptoms experienced during a panic attack include dyspnea or sensations of being smothered; dizziness, loss of balance or faintness; choking sensations; palpitations or accelerated heart rate; shakiness; sweating; nausea or other form of abdominal distress; depersonalization or derealization; paresthesias; hot flashes or chills; chest discomfort or pain; fear of dying and fear of not being in control of oneself or going crazy. Agoraphobia may also develop. Similar to other anxiety disorders, it may be inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.
A mobile, very volatile, highly flammable liquid used as an inhalation anesthetic and as a solvent for waxes, fats, oils, perfumes, alkaloids, and gums. It is mildly irritating to skin and mucous membranes.

Research and identification of tranquillizers - use of retention index. (1/1844)

At the request of the Service des Haras, our laboratory works on the toxicological problems of the sport-horse. These studies have resulted in the setting up of an anti-doping control for equestrian competitions of various types, not only flat racing. During events, horses, must be calm and docile to the riders' order. Frequently, the latter use tranquillizers to try and win events. The analytical method for the research and identification of these compounds is described. The technique involves successively: 1. alkalinisation of the sample - saliva, blood or urine after enzymatic hydrolysis. 2. extraction with diethyl ether - the recovery is 70% to 90% depending upon the drug. 3. determination by gas-liquid chromatography with use of a retention index for qualitative analysis. We can detect up to fifteen tranquillizers in any one sample, even when present at such low concentrations as found in saliva. The use of the retention index is a reliable method for qualitative analysis. For example, the method has been used for three years, during which period the rentention index of acetylpromazine remained at 3240 +/- 7. The chromatographic analysis was performed on 3% OV-17 at 290 degrees. The chromatographic analysis has been performed by three columns of different polarity (OV-1; OV-17; SP-2250). If on the three columns, the retention index of one peak is the same as that of the tranquilizer, a further confirmation is made with the use of a thermionic detector specific for nitrogenous drugs. In conclusion, this method which is sufficiently precise and specific has been used for anti-doping control.  (+info)

Solid-phase microextraction and GC-ECD of benzophenones for detection of benzodiazepines in urine. (2/1844)

Benzodiazepines are common drugs that cause intoxication. Benzodiazepines and their metabolites can be converted by hydrolysis in acid to the corresponding benzophenones, which are easier to be separated from matrices because of their hydrophobic properties. In this study, a new separation technique called solid-phase microextraction (SPME), which can integrate extraction, concentration, sampling and sample introduction into one single procedure, has been employed to extract the products of benzodiazepines from urine after acid hydrolysis. The extracts were determined by gas chromatography with electron-capture detection (GC-ECD). The hydrolysis conditions were optimized by a statistic orthogonal design. Factors influencing direct-immersion (DI)-SPME process were also checked and chosen experimentally. The method was evaluated with spiked human urine samples. The recoveries of nine benzodiazepines ranged from 1 to 25%, with the highest for oxazolam and the lowest for bromazepam. The calibration curves were linear from 10 to 500 ng/mL for oxazolam, haloxazolam, flunitrazepam, nimetazepam, and clonazepam and from 20 to 1000 ng/mL for the others except bromazepam. The detection limits were 2-20 ng/mL for most drugs tested. The intraday and interday coefficients of variation of the developed method were within 10 and 17%, respectively. In addition, the utility of the method was confirmed by determining two ingested benzodiazepines (flunitrazepam and oxazolam) in a volunteer's urine; urine flunitrazepam was still detectable 32 h after a therapeutic dose (1.2 mg) of the drug. Finally, the DI-SPME was compared with the conventional liquid-liquid extraction with regard to detection limits and extraction efficiency of the analytes. By DI-SPME, more amounts of analytes could be introduced into GC column than by conventional liquid-liquid extraction, and thus lower detection limits of the analytes were reached, although benzophenone recoveries by DI-SPME were rather low.  (+info)

Drug-protein binding and blood-brain barrier permeability. (3/1844)

The permeability surface area (PS) product, an index of permeability of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), was measured by using the in situ perfusion method. In the cerebral circulation, the fraction of drug that permeates into the brain through the BBB is not only the unbound fraction but also the fraction dissociated from the protein in the perfusate. The sum of these two fractions, the apparent exchangeable fraction, was estimated by fitting the parameters of the BBB permeability under the condition of varying BSA concentrations in the perfusate. The unbound fraction of drugs in a buffer containing 0.5 mM BSA was measured by using the ultrafiltration method in vitro, and the apparent exchangeable fraction was measured in vivo by using the intracarotid artery injection method. The apparent exchange fraction was 100% for S-8510, 96.5% for diazepam, 90.9% for caffeine, 38.3% for S-312-d, 33.1% for propranolol, and 6.68% for (+)-S-145 Na, and each of these was higher than the corresponding unbound fraction in vitro in all drugs. The apparent exchangeable fractions, for example, were 8 times higher for diazepam and 38 times for S-312-d than the unbound fractions in vitro. The apparent exchangeable fraction of drugs was also estimated from the parameters obtained with the perfusion method. Because drugs can be infused for an arbitrary length of time in the perfusion method, substances with low permeability can be measured. The apparent exchangeable fractions obtained with this method were almost the same as those obtained with the intracarotid artery injection method.  (+info)

Postnatal development of hippocampal dentate granule cell gamma-aminobutyric acidA receptor pharmacological properties. (4/1844)

Postnatal development of hippocampal dentate granule cell gamma-aminobutyric acidA (GABAA) receptor pharmacological properties was studied. Granule cells were acutely isolated from hippocampi of 7- to 14- and 45- to 52-day-old rats, and whole cell patch-clamp recordings were obtained. The sensitivity of GABAA receptors to GABA and modulation of GABAA receptor currents by benzodiazepines (BZ), zinc, furosemide, and loreclezole was studied. Multiple changes in the pharmacological properties of dentate granule-cell GABAA receptors occurred during the first 52 days of postnatal development: GABA-evoked maximal current increased with postnatal age; GABAA receptors changed from BZ type 3 in young rats to BZ type 1 in adult rats; furosemide and zinc inhibited GABAA receptor currents in young rats but not in adult rats; the fraction of cells that expressed loreclezole-sensitive GABAA receptors increased with postnatal age. These findings suggest that dentate granule cells in young and adult animals express pharmacologically distinct GABAA receptors and that the postnatal development of these receptors is prolonged, lasting at least 45 days. Comparison with the previously reported pharmacological properties of GABAA receptors on dentate granule cells acutely isolated from hippocampi of 28- to 35-day-old rats suggests that receptors expressed at that age have properties intermediate between young and adult rats.  (+info)

Regional differences in the inhibition of mouse in vivo [3H]Ro 15-1788 binding reflect selectivity for alpha 1 versus alpha 2 and alpha 3 subunit-containing GABAA receptors. (5/1844)

The benzodiazepines flunitrazepam, diazepam, and Ro 15-1788 and the beta-carboline DMCM bind with equivalent affinity to the benzodiazepine binding site of GABAA receptors containing different alpha subunits (i.e., alpha 1, alpha 2, alpha 3, or alpha 5); whereas, the triazolopyridazine CL 218,872 and imidazopyridine zolpidem have higher affinity for alpha 1 subunit-containing GABAA receptors. In the present study, the in vivo binding of [3H]Ro 15-1788 in mouse cerebellum and spinal cord was used to establish the occupancy of the benzodiazepine binding site of GABAA receptors containing primarily alpha 1 and alpha 2/alpha 3 subunits, respectively. Thus, the nonselective compounds flunitrazepam, diazepam, and DMCM all produced a similar inhibition of binding in cerebellum and spinal cord (respective ID50 values of 0.2 to 0.3 mg/kg, 2 mg/kg, and 10 mg/kg i.p.); whereas, the alpha 1 selective compounds CL 218,872 and zolpidem were more potent at inhibiting [3H]Ro 15-1788 binding in the cerebellum (ID50 values 4.5 mg/kg and 10 mg/kg i.p.) compared to the spinal cord (ID50 values 12 mg/kg and > 30 mg/kg i.p.). Thus, the reduction of in vivo f[3H]Ro 15-1788 binding in tissues containing alpha 1 and alpha 2/alpha 3 receptor populations reflects the in vitro affinities of subtype selective compounds and should help to interpret the behavioral profile of such compounds.  (+info)

Selective activation of heterologously expressed G protein-gated K+ channels by M2 muscarinic receptors in rat sympathetic neurones. (6/1844)

1. G protein-regulated inward rectifier K+ (GIRK) channels were over-expressed in dissociated rat superior cervical sympathetic (SCG) neurones by co-transfecting green fluorescent protein (GFP)-, GIRK1- and GIRK2-expressing plasmids using the biolistic technique. Membrane currents were subsequently recorded with whole-cell patch electrodes. 2. Co-transfected cells had larger Ba2+-sensitive inwardly rectifying currents and 13 mV more negative resting potentials (in 3 mM [K+]o) than non-transfected cells, or cells transfected with GIRK1 or GIRK2 alone. 3. Carbachol (CCh, 1-30 microM) increased the inwardly rectifying current in 70 % of GIRK1+ GIRK2-transfected cells by 261 +/- 53 % (n = 6, CCh 30 microM) at -120 mV, but had no effect in non-transfected cells or in cells transfected with GIRK1 or GIRK2 alone. Pertussis toxin prevented the effect of carbachol but had no effect on basal currents. 4. The effect of CCh was antagonized by 6 nM tripitramine but not by 100 nM pirenzepine, consistent with activation of endogenous M2 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors. 5. In contrast, inhibition of the voltage-activated Ca2+ current by CCh was antagonized by 100 nM pirenzepine but not by 6 nM tripitramine, indicating that it was mediated by M4 muscarinic acetylcholine receptors. 6. We conclude that endogenous M2 and M4 muscarinic receptors selectively couple to GIRK currents and Ca2+ currents respectively, with negligible cross-talk.  (+info)

Meta-analysis of benzodiazepine use in the treatment of acute alcohol withdrawal. (7/1844)

OBJECTIVE: To analyse the evidence for the efficacy and potential harmful effects of benzodiazepines compared with other therapies in the treatment of acute alcohol withdrawal. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Registry were searched for English-language articles published from 1966 to December 1997 that described randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of benzodiazepines in the treatment of acute alcohol withdrawal. Key words included "benzodiazepines" (exploded) and "randomized controlled trial." Bibliographies of relevant articles were reviewed for additional RCTs, and manufacturers of benzodiazepines were asked to submit additional RCT reports not in the literature. STUDY SELECTION: Articles were considered for the meta-analysis if they were RCTs involving patients experiencing acute alcohol withdrawal and comparing a benzodiazepine available in Canada with placebo or an active control drug. Of the original 23 trials identified, 11 met these criteria, representing a total of 1286 patients. DATA EXTRACTION: Data were extracted regarding the participants, the setting, details of the intervention, the outcomes (including adverse effects) and the methodologic quality of the studies. DATA SYNTHESIS: The meta-analysis of benefit (therapeutic success within 2 days) showed that benzodiazepines were superior to placebo (common odds ratio [OR] 3.28, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.30-8.28). Data on comparisons between benzodiazepines and other drugs, including beta-blockers, carbamazepine and clonidine, could not be pooled, but none of the alternative drugs was found to be clearly more beneficial than the benzodiazepines. The meta-analysis of harm revealed no significant difference between benzodiazepines and alternative drugs in terms of adverse events (common OR 0.67, 95% CI 0.34-1.32) or dropout rates (common OR 0.68, 95% CI 0.47-0.97). INTERPRETATION: Benzodiazepines should remain the drugs of choice for the treatment of acute alcohol withdrawal.  (+info)

Randomised controlled trial of reminders to enhance the impact of audit in general practice on management of patients who use benzodiazepines. (8/1844)

OBJECTIVE: To determine whether reminder cards in medical records enhance the effectiveness of audit with feedback in improving the care of patients taking long term benzodiazepine drugs. DESIGN: Randomised trial, practices receiving feedback only in one group and practices receiving feedback plus reminder cards in the other group. SETTING: 18 general practices in Leicestershire. SUBJECTS: Random samples of patients who had been taking a benzodiazepine anxiolytic or hypnotic drug for four weeks or longer. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Entries in medical records indicating compliance with five criteria of care: assessment of suitability for withdrawal; being told about dependency; withdrawal being recommended; withdrawal or continuing medication; and a consultation with the general practitioner in the past year. Data were collected before and after feedback or feedback plus reminders. RESULTS: Of a total population of 125,846 registered with the 18 practices, 2409 (1.9%) had been taking a benzodiazepine for four weeks or longer. Of the 742 in the first samples, 543 (73.2%) were women, the mean (SD) age was 68.7 (14.9) years, and they had been taking a benzodiazepine for 10.1 (6.7) years. The number of patients whose care complied with the criteria rose after the interventions to implement change. The increase was greater in practices receiving feedback plus reminders for only two of the five criteria "told about dependency" increasing from 52 (11.1%) to 118 (25.8%) in the feedback only group, and from 27 (10.5%) to 184 (43.0%) in the feedback plus reminders group; odds ratio (OR) 1.46 (95% confidence interval (95% CI) 1.32 to 5.21); and "consulted in the past year" increasing from 434 (93.1%) to 411 (95.8%) in the feedback only group and 255 (96.6%) to 400 (99.8%) in the feedback plus reminders group, OR (95% CI) 13.5 (2.01 to 330.3). CONCLUSIONS: Reminder cards had only a limited effect and cannot be recommended for routine use. There were improvements in the care of patients of both groups of practices and further studies are indicated to determine the impact of both systematically developed criteria and reminders embedded into restructured medical records.  (+info)

While expert recommendations caution against long-term benzodiazepine use in the elderly, survey data suggest increasing benzodiazepine use with age. Computerized pharmacy records of staff-model HMO were used to examine benzodiazepine prescribing. Six-month prevalence of benzodiazepine use 2.8% and prevalence of continued use 0.7% were lower...
Moderate-to-large weighted effect sizes were found for all cognitive domains suggesting that long-term benzodiazepine users were significantly impaired, compared with controls, in all of the areas that were assessed. However, this study has several limitations, one being that it includes a relativel …
Problem benzodiazepine use can be associated with various deviant behaviors, including drug-related crime. In a survey of police detainees carried out by the Australian Government, both legal and illegal users of benzodiazepines were found to be more likely to have lived on the streets, less likely to have been in full-time work and more likely to have used heroin or methamphetamines in the past 30 days from the date of taking part in the survey. Benzodiazepine users were also more likely to be receiving illegal incomes and more likely to have been arrested or imprisoned in the previous year. Benzodiazepines were sometimes reported to be used alone, but most often formed part of a poly drug-using problem. Female users were more likely than men to be using heroin, whereas male users were more likely to report amphetamine use. Benzodiazepine users were more likely than non-users to claim government financial benefits and benzodiazepine users who were also poly-drug users were the most likely to be ...
Benzodiazepines are widely used clinically to treat anxiety and insomnia. They also induce muscle relaxation, control epileptic seizures, and can produce amnesia. Moreover, benzodiazepines are often abused after chronic clinical treatment and also for recreational purposes. Within weeks, tolerance to the pharmacological effects can develop as a sign of dependence. In vulnerable individuals with compulsive drug use, addiction will be diagnosed. Here we review recent observations from animal models regarding the cellular and molecular basis that might underlie the addictive properties of benzodiazepines. These data reveal how benzodiazepines, acting through specific GABA(A) receptor subtypes, activate midbrain dopamine neurons, and how this could hijack the mesolimbic reward system. Such findings have important implications for the future design of benzodiazepines with reduced or even absent addiction liability ...
Benzodiazepine use disorder, also called misuse or abuse,[1] is the use of benzodiazepines without a prescription, often for recreational purposes, which poses risks of dependence, withdrawal and other long-term effects.[2][3] Benzodiazepines are one of the more common prescription drugs used recreationally. When used recreationally benzodiazepines are usually administered orally but sometimes they are taken intranasally or intravenously. Recreational use produces effects similar to alcohol intoxication.[3][4] In tests in pentobarbital trained rhesus monkeys benzodiazepines produced effects similar to barbiturates.[5] In a 1991 study, triazolam had the highest self-administration rate in cocaine trained baboons, among the five benzodiazepines examined: alprazolam, bromazepam, chlordiazepoxide, lorazepam, triazolam.[6] A 1985 study found that triazolam and temazepam maintained higher rates of self-injection than a variety of other benzodiazepines.[7] A 1991 study indicated that diazepam, in ...
Several cross-sectional studies have found cognitive impairment in subjects taking benzodiazepines for long periods. However, it is not known whether long-term use of benzodiazepines accelerates cognitive decline in the elderly. The authors addressed this issue in a follow-up study of 1,389 people a …
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is effective in the treatment of anxiety disorders when used in conjunction with benzodiazepine pharmacotherapy and when used as a monotherapy. Patients using CBT alone have dropout rates similar to or lower than those patients undergoing other forms of therapy, including benzodiazepines. CBT also works well with patients who do not respond adequately to pharmacotherapy. Combined CBT and benzodiazepine treatment has additive effects when compared with benzodiazepine monotherapy; however, patients receiving combined therapy who subsequently discontinue benzodiazepine treatment experience a loss of efficacy compared with CBT and placebo, perhaps due to fear extinction being context dependent. To avoid this loss of efficacy, CBT may be administered alone or as a bridge between benzodiazepine use and discontinuation during a medication taper. The case report upon which this supplement is based questions the value of CBT for patients experiencing cognitive ...
Antipsychotics are the most important treatment for schizophrenia. However, antipsychotics, particularly olanzapine and clozapine, are associated with severe weight gain/obesity side-effects. Although numerous studies have been carried out to identify the exact mechanisms of antipsychotic-induced weight gain, it is still important to consider other pathways. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress signaling and its associated inflammation pathway is one of the most important pathways involved in regulation of energy balance. In the present study, we examined the role of hypothalamic protein kinase R like endoplasmic reticulum kinase- eukaryotic initiation factor 2α (PERK-eIF2α) signaling and the inflammatory IkappaB kinase β- nuclear factor kappa B (IKKβ-NFκB) signaling pathway in olanzapine-induced weight gain in female rats. In this study, we found that olanzapine significantly activated PERK-eIF2α and IKKβ-NFκB signaling in SH-SY5Y cells in a dose-dependent manner. Olanzapine treatment for ...
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OBJECTIVE: The present study was designed to (1) estimate the frequency of benzodiazepine use in psychiatric practice, (2) investigate factors associated with use, (3) establish whether a relationship exists between benzodiazepine dose and length of use, and (4) investigate factors associated with time to discontinuation. METHODS: This study was conducted in South Verona, Italy. All individuals who were exposed to benzodiazepines during 2005 were extracted from the local Psychiatric Case Register, and the longitudinal history of benzodiazepine exposure was retrospectively described. RESULTS: In 2005, a total of 1,771 individuals were in contact with at least one of the psychiatric facilities of the South Verona catchment area. Of these, 535 were benzodiazepine users, yielding a frequency of use of 30.2% [95% confidence intervals (CI) 28.0, 32.4]. In multivariate logistic regression analysis, lower level of education, diagnosis of affective illness, longer length of illness and higher service use were
The Mechanism of Brain-Disability Neurophysiological studies show that the benzodiazepines potentiate the neuronal inhibition that is mediated by gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). In doses used clinically, this results in a generalized suppression of both spontaneous and evoked electrical activity of the large neurons throughout all regions of the brain and spinal cord (Ballenger, 1995). The binding of benzodiazepines to the GABA receptors is most intense in the cerebral cortex. Some benzodiazepines, such as Xanax and Halcion, bind especially tightly, increasing their tendency to produce more intense sedation and hypnosis, and also more severe cognitive deficits, behavioral abnormalities, rebound, and withdrawal. Some advocates of the benzodiazepines have argued for a specific anti-anxiety effect separate from the general sedative effect, but theres no substantial evidence for this.. Rall (1990) concludes: The question whether the so-called antianxiety effects of the benzodiazepines are the same ...
A growing number of observational studies have shown the critical role of potentially inappropriate medications for increasing the risk of cognitive impairment. In a linked paper, Billioti de Gage and colleagues (doi:10.1136/bmj.g5205) extend the pharmacoepidemiological research on the adverse cognitive effects of benzodiazepines with an investigation of their link with Alzheimers disease.1 Their results suggest that long term exposure to benzodiazepines might be a modifiable risk factor for this condition.. The authors conducted a nested case-control study of about 2000 older members of a public drug plan in the province of Quebec, Canada. They observed a cumulative dose-effect association between exposure to benzodiazepines (at least 90 days) and risk of developing Alzheimers disease and found that exposure lasting more than 180 days was associated with a nearly twofold increase in risk. In further analyses, they showed that longer acting benzodiazepines were associated with greater risk of ...
Long term use of benzodiazepines which have a similar effect on the brain as alcohol and are also associated with depression.[23] Major depressive disorder can also develop as a result of chronic use of benzodiazepines or as part of a protracted withdrawal syndrome. Benzodiazepines are a class of medication which are commonly used to treat insomnia, anxiety and muscular spasms. As with alcohol, the effects of benzodiazepine on neurochemistry, such as decreased levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, are believed to be responsible for the increased depression.[24][25][26][27] Major depressive disorder may also occur as part of the benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome.[28][29][30] In a long-term follow-up study of patients dependent on benzodiazepines, it was found that 10 people (20%) had taken drug overdoses while on chronic benzodiazepine medication despite only two people ever having had any pre-existing depressive disorder. A year after a gradual withdrawal program, no patients had taken any ...
The advent of palliative care played an important role in widening the appropriate use of opioid analgesics. The relatively high level of benzodiazepine prescriptions in our study suggests that the same is happening here. Protocols for the use of benzodiazepines in other healthcare settings emphasize the need for short courses, low doses and the avoidance of as required prescriptions. There is little evidence for long term efficacy, but with a median stay under the hospices care of just over three months, relatively few of our patient group could be said to have long term benzodiazepine use unless they had been taking this class of drug prior to hospice referral. Indeed, the fact that half of all benzodiazepine use was within the last three weeks of life and by a parenteral route implies that the patient group under consideration here is different from those with which usual guidance for benzodiazepine use is concerned. The relevance of benzodiazepine protocols to palliative care settings ...
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking aim at concurrent use of opioid medications and benzodiazepines. The federal agency announced Aug. 31 that it is requiring new boxed label warnings and patient-focused Medication Guides for nearly 400 prescription opioids, opioid-containing cough medicines and benzodiazepines.. The FDA added in its announcement that because of the unique medical needs of patients who receive medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence, it will continue to review evidence on the effects of concurrent use of opioids for addiction with benzodiazepines.. An agency data review, coinciding with a petition signed by many state and local public health officials last February, found that the number of patients who were prescribed an opioid and a benzodiazepine jumped 41% from 2002-2014. In addition, overdose deaths involving both medication classes nearly tripled from 2004-2011.. It is nothing short of a public health crisis when you see a substantial increase of ...
An automated high-performance liquid chromatographic method, benzodiazepines by REMEDi HS, was used to analyze benzodiazepines and their metabolites after β-glucuronidase hydrolysis of 1-mL urine specimens from the following: 924 clinic and hospital patients whose specimens had previously been found to be presumptively positive using either EMIT® or Triage® immunoassay methodologies and 128 individuals whose specimens had screened negative by EMIT d.a.u.™. REMEDi analyses did not correlate with the immunoassay results in 136 of the positive and three of the negative urine specimens. Gas chromatographic-mass spectrometric (GC-MS) confirmatory analyses were performed on these discordant specimens using 3 mL β-glucuronidasehydrolyzed urine followed by extraction with chloroform-isopropanol (9:1) and derivatizatlon with N,O-bis(trimethylsilyl)trifluoroacetamide. Two benzodiazepines, flunitrazepam and clonazepam, and their 7-amino metaholites were analyzed without prior derivatization. The ...
Benzodiazepine dependence or benzodiazepine addiction is when one has developed one or more of either tolerance, withdrawal symptoms, drug seeking behaviors, such as continued use despite harmful effects, and maladaptive pattern of substance use, according to the DSM-IV. In the case of benzodiazepine dependence, however, the continued use seems to be associated with the avoidance of unpleasant withdrawal reaction rather than from the pleasurable effects of the drug. Benzodiazepine dependence develops with long-term use, even at low therapeutic doses, without the described dependence behavior. Addiction, or what is sometimes referred to as psychological dependence, includes people misusing or craving the drug not to relieve withdrawal symptoms, but to experience its euphoric or intoxicating effects. It is important to distinguish between addiction and drug abuse of benzodiazepines and normal physical dependence on benzodiazepines. The increased GABAA inhibition caused by benzodiazepines is ...
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Some of the street names associated with benzodiazepines include benzos, tranx and sleepers, according to the Addiction Help Center. Benzodiazepines are a commonly abused and potentially...
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Immediate-release (IR) benzodiazepines have a short duration of therapeutic effect and are generally less effective for anxiety than selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in reducing concomitant depressive symptomatology. Common criticisms of benzodiazepines also include the patients tendency to develop a tolerance to the anxiolytic effect and a dependence on the drug itself. The newer extended-release (XR) benzodiazepine formulation was designed to increase efficacy, duration of therapeutic effect, tolerance, compliance, and ease of discontinuation. The XR benzodiazepine alprazolam has shown efficacy in panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder comparable to the older benzodiazepine formulations. Pharmacokinetic data show that the XR formulation has a longer therapeutic effect compared with IR formulations, which reduces the potential for breakthrough anxiety symptoms. Data also indicate that the XR formulation has less abuse liability than the IR formulation. This article reviews the ...
Like many drugs being abused these days, benzodiazepines are often prescribed by a doctor. The most commonly prescribed and abused benzos are Xanax®, Valium®, and Klonopin®, but there are dozens of other ones as well. They may be prescribed to treat a variety of symptoms, but are most often prescribed to treat mood disorders such as generalized anxiety and major depressive. Drugs like Rohypnol® have been used to aid in anesthesia before surgery.. As tranquilizers, benzos produce a sedated effect in both mind and body. This is helpful in treating anxiety, seizures, insomnia, and muscle spasms. This same effect makes these pills at extremely high risk for abuse. Unlike many other substances and prescriptions, a person can build tolerance and dependence within just a few week of taking the medication as prescribed. Some people seek out benzos, while others become addicted without any intention of doing so. Because of the potential for dependence to develop, many people become addicted quickly ...
Weight gain, a serious problem associated with some antipsychotic drugs, notably olanzapine and clozapine, was suggested to be associated with -759C/T polymorphism of the 5-HT2C receptor gene. This study aimed to examine a potential association of two functional polymorphisms of the promoter region of this gene: -759C/T (rs3813929) and -697G/C (rs518147), with weight gain after 6 weeks of olanzapine monotherapy. It included 107 patients with schizophrenia; among them 36 are first-episode drug-naive patients. Analysis was carried out by PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism. A protective effect of -759T and -697C alleles was found: significantly less patients with -697C (3/51) and no patient with -759T (0/28) alleles experienced body mass index increase |or=10% (P=0.0006 and 0.002, respectively). The same was true for drug-naive patients possessing any of the variant alleles. There was a significant association of haplotypes with a |or=10% body mass index increase (P=0.001). On the basis of the
Of the studies that used strategies to deal with reverse causation, our findings are in line with one recent study14 but are in contrast with two previous studies that reported an increased risk of dementia with benzodiazepine use.8 9 In a case-control study conducted using administrative data from the UK based Clinical Practice Research Datalink, high use of benzodiazepines, as determined by number of prescriptions, was not associated with an increased risk of Alzheimers disease after use initated in the prodromal phase was accounted for. In fact, people who filled more than 100 benzodiazepine prescriptions had a lower risk for Alzheimers disease than non-users, a finding the authors cautioned against overinterpreting.14 In contrast, in a prospective population based study conducted in France of 1063 older adults, new use of benzodiazepines was associated with an increased risk of dementia (hazard ratio 1.62, 95% confidence interval 1.08 to 2.43).8 In regard to this latter study, our results ...
This invention relates to benzodiazepine derivatives which are useful as drugs exhibiting antagonism at the gastrin and/or CCK-B receptor, and to their production.
Test results may vary depending on your age, gender, health history, the method used for the test, and other things. Your test results may not mean you have a problem. Ask your healthcare provider what your test results mean for you.. A typical benzodiazepine urine test can detect benzodiazepines or their break-down products, called metabolites. But this is a very complex test.. A positive test result means that the test found the medicines metabolite in your urine at the time the urine sample was taken. The amount found is called the threshold concentration. This means there was enough metabolite to measure. It does not mean the amount was enough to show you are actively using the medicine. The time it takes for a substance to show up in the urine varies by medicine. It can show up within minutes of taking the medicine, and it can last for days.. The presence of benzodiazepines varies a lot by each medicines half-life. Half-life means the amount of time it takes for half of the medicine to be ...
The valid review by Furukawa and colleagues shows that benzodiazepines may add to the efficacy of antidepressants. The effect is strongest after 1 week, lasts until 4 weeks, and disappears after 6 to 8 weeks, although this last finding is based on data concerning only 162 patients. What could cause this somewhat unexpected benefit? First, it may be that benzodiazepines prevent the occurrence of anxiety-related adverse effects in the first weeks of treatment, which may have led to fewer dropouts, particularly in the studies with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). The 2 studies (126 patients) evaluating SSRIs do not seem to exclude such a trend, but no subgroup analysis was done. The effect, however, is still statistically significant after exclusion of dropouts. Second, the beneficial effect may be because of a reduction in anxiety and sleep disturbance, leaving the core symptoms of low mood and anhedonia undisturbed. Such a subgroup analysis was not possible and would require ...
Background: the STOPP criteria advise against the use of long-acting benzodiazepines (LBs). Objective: to study whether LBs are associated with a higher fall risk than short-acting benzodiazepines (SBs) (elimination half-life ≤10 h). Methods: we used base-line data and prospective fall follow-up from the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam, a longitudinal cohort study including 1,509 community-dwelling older persons (Study 1) and from a separate fall prevention study with 564 older persons after a fall (Study 2). Time to the first fall after inclusion and number of falls in the first year after inclusion were the primary endpoints. Results: both in Study 1 and Study 2 the use of SBs was associated with time to the first fall, hazard ratio (HR) 1.62 (95% CI: 1.03-2.56) and HR 1.64 (95% CI: 1.19-2.26),respectively. LBs were not significantly associated with time to first fall, HR 1.40 (0.85-2.31) and HR 1.08 (0.72-1.62). In both studies, the use of SBs was also associated with number of falls, ...
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Vol 266 No 7148 p668-670. May 19, 2001 Pharmacists have a role to play in assisting patients addicted to benzodiazepines, according to Sheena Macgregor, prescribing adviser for Borders Primary Care NHS Trust, Roxburghshire, Scotland. Ms Macgregor told The Journal on May 16 that, despite increased medical and public awareness of the long-term effects of benzodiazepines, many patients still requested sleeping tablets, or something to help them cope with a difficult life event.. Ms Macgregors comments follow a BBC Panorama programme that highlighted the degree to which benzodiazepines are being prescribed in the United Kingdom. The programmes presenter claimed that more than one million adults in Britain were addicted to tranquillisers prescribed by their general practitioners. This was despite guidance that was issued in 1988 by the Committee on Safety of Medicines, which stated that benzodiazepines should not be prescribed for more than four weeks at a time.. Speaking on the programme, which ...
narrow-angle glaucoma.. FDA pregnancy category C. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication. Taking antipsychotic medication during the last 3 months of pregnancy may cause problems in the newborn, such as withdrawal symptoms, breathing problems, feeding problems, fussiness, tremors, and limp or stiff muscles. However, you may have withdrawal symptoms or other problems if you stop taking your medicine during pregnancy. If you become pregnant while taking olanzapine, do not stop taking it without your doctors advice. Olanzapine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using olanzapine ...
narrow-angle glaucoma.. FDA pregnancy category C. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication. Taking antipsychotic medication during the last 3 months of pregnancy may cause problems in the newborn, such as withdrawal symptoms, breathing problems, feeding problems, fussiness, tremors, and limp or stiff muscles. However, you may have withdrawal symptoms or other problems if you stop taking your medicine during pregnancy. If you become pregnant while taking olanzapine, do not stop taking it without your doctors advice. Olanzapine can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using olanzapine ...
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Benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome: Find the most comprehensive real-world symptom and treatment data on benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome at PatientsLikeMe. 49 patients with benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome experience fatigue, depressed mood, pain, anxious mood, and insomnia and use Cannabis, Acetaminophen (Paracetamol), Adrafinil, Biofeedback, and Cannabidiol to treat their benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome and its symptoms.
AIMS: To describe alprazolam poisoning and the relative toxicity of alprazolam compared with other benzodiazepines. METHODS: A database of consecutive poisoning admissions to a regional toxicology service was searched to identify consecutive benzodiazepine deliberate self poisonings, which were coded as alprazolam, diazepam or other benzodiazepine. Major outcomes used were length of stay (LOS), intensive care (ICU) admission, coma (GCS > 9), flumazenil administration and requirement for mechanical ventilation. Prescription data were obtained for benzodiazepines for the study period. RESULTS: There were 2063 single benzodiazepine overdose admissions: 131 alprazolam overdoses, 823 diazepam overdoses and 1109 other benzodiazepine overdoses. The median LOS for alprazolam overdoses was 19 h which was 1.27 (95% CI 1.04, 1.54) times longer compared with other benzodiazepines by multiple linear regression. For patients with alprazolam overdoses, 22% were admitted to ICU which was 2.06 (95% CI 1.27, ...
This sheet talks about exposure to chlordiazepoxide in pregnancy and while breastfeeding. This information should not take the place of medical care and advice from your healthcare provider.. What is chlordiazepoxide?. Chlordiazepoxide is a medication that has been used to treat anxiety and symptoms of alcohol withdrawal syndrome (such as anxiety and agitation). Chlordiazepoxide is in a class of medications called benzodiazepines. MotherToBaby has a general fact sheet on benzodiazepines at https://mothertobaby.org/fact-sheets/benzodiazepines-pregnancy/pdf/. A brand name for chlordiazepoxide is Librium®.. I take chlordiazepoxide. Can it make it harder for me to get pregnant?. Studies have not looked at whether using chlordiazepoxide could make it harder to get pregnant.. I just found out I am pregnant. Should I stop taking chlordiazepoxide? Talk with your healthcare providers before making any changes in how you take this medication. If you take this medication regularly and then suddenly stop ...
Barbone and colleagues observed a significant increase in risk for motor vehicle crashes with use of benzodiazepines and zopiclone in this case-crossover study. A dose-response relation was seen. Analysis according to drug elimination half-life showed that anxiolytics with long half-lives were specifically associated with an increased occurrence of road traffic crashes. Surprisingly, risk associated with benzodiazepine use was highest among drivers , 30 years of age and decreased with advancing age. Among persons ≥ 65 years of age, no increase in risk was found. These results conflict with those of 2 epidemiologic studies that focused on the geriatric population (1, 2). In view of the widespread concerns about the harmful effects of long half-life benzodiazepines on the elderly, the results reported by Barbone and colleagues seem incongruous. There are several possible explanations for these findings, including insufficient statistical power to detect an increased risk in the elderly, reduced ...
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There is controversy around use of benzodiazepines but benzodiazepine medications are necessary and helpful sometimes...just not always. What is a benzodiazepine? What are benzodiazepines used for when they are helpful?
High-potency benzodiazepines combat anxiety and have few side effects other than drowsiness. Because people can get used to them and may need higher and higher doses to get the same effect, benzodiazepines are generally prescribed for short periods of time, especially for people who have abused drugs or alcohol and who become dependent on medication easily. One exception to this rule is people with panic disorder, who can take benzodiazepines for up to a year without harm.. Clonazepam (Klonopin®) is used for social phobia and GAD, lorazepam (Ativan®) is helpful for panic disorder, and alprazolam (Xanax®) is useful for both panic disorder and GAD.. Some people experience withdrawal symptoms if they stop taking benzodiazepines abruptly instead of tapering off, and anxiety can return once the medication is stopped. These potential problems have led some physicians to shy away from using these drugs or to use them in inadequate doses.. Buspirone (Buspar®), an azapirone, is a newer anti-anxiety ...
Abstract A novel method for the quantitation of 10 commonly prescribed benzodiazepines and/or their metabolites in meconium was developed using enzymatic hydrolysis, Dispersive Pipette XTRaction (DPX) + SALLE, and LC-MS/MS analysis.. DPX + SALLE combines Dispersive Pipette XTRaction and SALLE (Salting-out Assisted Liquid-Liquid Extraction) for a novel cleanup mechanism. XTR Tips contain Weak Anion Exchange (WAX) for cleanup and salt (S) necessary for SALLE. This methodology can remove matrix interferences in less than one minute. The method was evaluated for linearity, precision, extraction efficiency, and limits of detection and quantitation. To test the validity of our method, a blind study was done with a collaborative laboratory including 35 meconium patient samples tested for ten benzodiazepines and/or metabolites.. Introduction. Monitoring benzodiazepines in meconium is important for identifying potential health risks and treatment options for newborns. Meconium analysis is complex as a ...
The benzodiazepines are a class of chemically related central nervous depressants used as sedative-hypnotics to treat sleep disorders, anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, and seizure disorders. The drug class in low doses can cause sedation, drowsiness, blurred vision, fatigue, mental depression, and loss of coördination. In higher doses, or used chronically, they can cause confusion, slurred speech, hypotension, and diminished reflexes. Chronic use may produce a physical dependence and a withdrawal syndrome which can last for weeks. Urine should be tested for benzodiazepines in suspected overdose cases, or as part of an abused drug program. These drugs have a relatively low potential for abuse.1 They are, however, frequently found with other drugs in emergency room drug tests. Immunoassay procedures detect a broad range of drugs and their metabolites in this class using either oxazepam or nordiazepam as positive controls. Positive results (usually ,300 ng/mL of urine metabolites) should be confirmed ...
Feedback on other responses. i. Ask Ali to try harder (and work through the pain) to cut out the benzodiazepines. It is important to understand Alis challenge. The best way forward would be to discuss a mutually agreed plan for withdrawing the benzodiazepines as it is more likely to be effective through better education and commitment from the patient. It is more difficult to manage withdrawal in an individual on a short-acting or intermediate-acting benzodiazepine such as lorazepam.. iii. Ask Ali to cut out the middle dose and just continue on lorazepam 2.5 mg midmorning and 2.5 mg at bedtime. Dose reduction needs to gradual (reduced by around one-eighth of the daily dose each fortnight) to avoid serious withdrawal effects such as convulsions and psychosis. The benzodiazepine first needs to be switched to the equivalent dose of a longer-acting one such as diazepam.. v. Substitute the benzodiazepine for another class of anxiolytics. The benzodiazepine should not be replaced with another class ...
therefore be withdrawn by gradual reduction of the dose after regular use for even a few weeks; the time needed for withdrawal can vary from about 4 weeks to a year or more. The extent to which tolerance occurs has been debated but appears to involve psychomotor performance more often than anxiolytic effects. Drug-seeking behaviour is uncommon with therapeutic doses of benzodiazepines.. Benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome. Development of dependence to benzodiazepines cannot be predicted but risk factors include high dosage, regular continuous use, the use of benzodiazepines with a short half-life, use in patients with dependent personality characteristics or a history of drug or alcohol dependence, and the development of tolerance. The mechanism of dependence is unclear but may involve reduced gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) activity resulting from down-regulation of GABA receptors.. Symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawal include anxiety, depression, impaired concentration, insomnia, headache, ...
Horton, R W.; Prestwich, S A.; and Meldrum, B S., Gamma-aminobutyric acid and benzodiazepine binding sites in audiogenic seizure-susceptible mice. (1982). Subject Strain Bibliography 1982. 4184 ...
Based on this trial, substantial increases in HDL levels with evacetrapib monotherapy were witnessed that seem greater than other standard therapies, (i.e. niacin, fibric acids).1 This is notable as mean baseline HDL levels of these patients were not low (55.1mg/dL). Patients with lower baseline HDL or higher baseline TG seemed to have greater changes with evacetrapib.2 The safety profile of evacetrapib was similar to placebo, though larger Phase III trials are warranted to better evaluate the adverse drug reaction profile, especially as the previous CETP inhibitor never made it to market due to serious adverse outcomes. It is also important to note that other CETP inhibitors are in development, so more information regarding this class of medications is expected. As the LDL reductions with evacetrapib monotherapy are modest compared to our current standards of therapy, it is likely that this medication could be utilized more as adjunctive therapy to achieve improvements in HDL levels once LDL ...
Gastroparesis is a disorder characterized by impaired gastric emptying in the absence of obstruction in the proximal GI tract. It is a common condition affecting up to 5 million persons in the United States alone. Despite this, metoclopramide is currently the only FDA approved medication for the treatment of gastroparesis. However, the evidence supporting metoclopramide in gastroparesis is fairly weak and was recently issued a black box warning because of potential irreversible side effects. There is clearly an urgent need for newer therapeutic options with better efficacy and tolerability. Olanzapine is a second generation anti-psychotic that is currently FDA approved for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Because of actions at several receptors throughout the body, including dopamine and serotonin receptors, Olanzapine may provide anti-nausea and pro-motility effects in the stomach. Long-term use of olanzapine may also increase plasma levels of ghrelin. Ghrelin is a hormone ...
Background:Olanzapine is a highly tolerable and easily affordable atypical antipsychotic drug which has been commonly prescribed in both inpatient and outpatient settings for several mental disorders. Olanzapine overdose is commonly seen in psychiatric patients, who attempt suicide by intoxicating themselves with their own prescribed medications. Increased olanzapine use is associated with increased incidence of overdosing. Case Presentation:We are reporting a case of olanzapine overdosage as a cause of pinpoint pupils and altered sensorium with exclusion of other differentials. The mainstay of managementof olanzapine overdose is general supportive and symptomatic measures. Discussion: Pinpoint pupils with altered sensorium and agitation are always an alarming situation for a clinician, because of differentials like organophosphorus poisoning, pontine hemorrhage and opium overdosing. Due to olanzapine overdosage, similar clinical picture can be confusing in the emergency department and early
Several alternative routes are currently being explored. This is a narrative review of data about delivery methods for benzodiazepines alternative to the intravenous and oral routes for the acute treatment of seizures. Unconventional delivery options such as direct delivery to the central nervous system or inhalers are reported. Data show that intranasal diazepam or midazolam and the intramuscular auto-injector for midazolam are as effective as rectal or intravenous diazepam. Head-to-head comparisons with buccal midazolam are urgently needed. In addition, the majority of trials focused on children and adolescents, and further trials in adults are warranted.. Reference:. Mula, M. (2016) New Non-Intravenous Routes for Benzodiazepines in Epilepsy: A Clinician Perspective. CNS Drugs. December 9th. [Epub ahead of print].. DOI: 10.1007/s40263-016-0398-4. Thank you to our partners for supporting IVTEAM ...
A successful unified pharmacophore/receptor model which has guided the synthesis of subtype selective compounds is reviewed in light of recent developments both in ligand synthesis and structural studies of the binding site itself. The evaluation of experimental data in combination with a comparative model of the alpha1beta2gamma2 GABA(A) receptor leads to an orientation of the pharmacophore model within the Bz BS. Results not only are important for the rational design of selective ligands, but also for the identification and evaluation of possible roles which specific residues may have within the benzodiazepine binding pocket ...
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The most controversial type of benzodiazepine is flunitrazepam of course. It was also known as the rape date drug. Back in the 90s flunitrazepam was in the center of attention as reports of people using Rohypnol (flunitrazepam) as an incapacitating agent to help them perform what is called DFSA (Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault) were largely covered in the media.. But flunitrazepam is not the only benzodiazepine that is controversial. Due to the effects of long term use and side-effects, almost all of the benzodiazepines are controversial. But not all the people suffer from the side-effects and problems associated with long term use of benzodiazepines.. The side-effects include depression and flu-like symptoms and the most common effect of long-term use of benzodiazepines includes dependence.. The new DSM 5 has combined the substance abuse and substance dependence in one disorder called substance use disorder. And the severity is determined by the number of symptoms.. In DSM IV, the term ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Acute clonazepam poisoning. T2 - Seeking death or attention?. AU - Patil, Navin. AU - Karthik Rao, N.. AU - Kunder, Sushil Kiran. AU - Avinash, A.. AU - Pathak, Anurag. AU - Sori, Ravi K.. AU - Poojar, Basavaraj. AU - Varghese, George. PY - 2015/1/1. Y1 - 2015/1/1. N2 - Benzodiazepines are commonly used in toxic doses as a suicidal modality, majorly because of easy availability. Most often, these drugs do not cause much more than excessive sedation and sleepiness. Rarely, however, they may lead to respiratory depression, coma and may even prove to be fatal. This case report highlights a case of clonazepam poisoning, taken as a suicidal measure. The patient was treated symptomatically, and no specific antidotes were given. The patient survived the poisoning despite intake of tablets equivalent to over 20 mg of the drug.. AB - Benzodiazepines are commonly used in toxic doses as a suicidal modality, majorly because of easy availability. Most often, these drugs do not cause much more ...
The use of benzodiazepine and related drugs increases the risk of hip fracture by 43 per cent in persons with Alzheimers disease
In patients with depression, a possibility for suicide should be borne in mind; benzodiazepines should not be used in such patients without adequate antidepressant therapy.. Lorazepam should be used with caution in patients with compromised respiratory function (e.g., COPD, sleep apnea syndrome).. Elderly or debilitated patients may be more susceptible to the sedative effects of lorazepam. Therefore, these patients should be monitored frequently and have their dosage adjusted carefully according to patient response; the initial dosage should not exceed 2 mg.. Paradoxical reactions have been occasionally reported during benzodiazepine use. Such reactions may be more likely to occur in children and the elderly. Should these occur, use of the drug should be discontinued.. The usual precautions for treating patients with impaired renal or hepatic function should be observed. As with all benzodiazepines, the use of lorazepam may worsen hepatic encephalopathy; therefore, lorazepam should be used with ...
In patients with depression, a possibility for suicide should be borne in mind; benzodiazepines should not be used in such patients without adequate antidepressant therapy.. Lorazepam should be used with caution in patients with compromised respiratory function (e.g., COPD, sleep apnea syndrome).. Elderly or debilitated patients may be more susceptible to the sedative effects of lorazepam. Therefore, these patients should be monitored frequently and have their dosage adjusted carefully according to patient response; the initial dosage should not exceed 2 mg.. Paradoxical reactions have been occasionally reported during benzodiazepine use. Such reactions may be more likely to occur in children and the elderly.. Should these occur, use of the drug should be discontinued.. The usual precautions for treating patients with impaired renal or hepatic function should be observed. As with all benzodiazepines, the use of lorazepam may worsen hepatic encephalopathy; therefore, lorazepam should be used with ...
BenzodiazepinesThese agents potentiate effects of gamma-aminobutyrate (GABA) and facilitate inhibitory GABA neurotransmission.Diazepam (Valium, Diastat, Diazemuls)For treatment of seizures. Depresses ... more
BenzodiazepinesNormal balance between dopamine and acetylcholine in the basal ganglia involves modulation from GABA-containing striatonigral neurons. GABA-ergic neurons are inhibitory and antagonize e... more
Photoincorporation of ligands into the benzodiazepine site of native γ-aminobutyric acidA (GABAA) receptors provides useful information about the nature of the benzodiazepine (BZ) binding site. Photoincorporation of flunitrazepam into a single population of GABAA receptors, recombinant human α1β3γ2, was investigated to probe further the mechanism and orientation of flunitrazepam and other ligands in the BZ binding site. It was concluded that the receptor is primarily derivatized with the entire, unfragmented, flunitrazepam molecule, which undergoes a conformational change during photolysis and largely vacates the benzodiazepine binding site. Investigation of the BZ site after photoincorporation of [3H]flunitrazepam confirmed that binding of other radioligands was unaffected by incorporation of flunitrazepam. This did not correlate with their efficacy but depended on the presence of particular structural features in the molecule. It was observed that affected compounds have a pendant phenyl ...
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Oxazepam as with other benzodiazepine drugs can cause. and certain similar drugs. Oxazepam may be safer than many other benzodiazepines in. Zoloft, and Paxil.Antidepressants and Depression. once they got better and stopped taking the drugs,. Benzodiazepines and Anxiety; USA GLOBAL MENU.AAS and drug interactions: the if I use X drug with steroids, is it bad? thread. If your question sounds like this:. Drug interactions can be serious,.. Efficacy of Valdoxan, the first melatonergic antidepressant, in anxiety within depressionin anxiety with in depression ...
Precautions. Pregnancy: Category C. Lactation: Undetermined. Children: Safety and efficacy not determined. Labor and delivery: Not recommended; effects on newborn are unknown. Seizures: Reversal of benzodiazepine effects may be associated with the onset of seizures in certain high-risk populations including the following: Concurrent major sedative-hypnotic drug withdrawal; recent therapy with repeated doses of parenteral benzodiazepines; myoclonic jerking or seizure activity prior to flumazenil in overdose cases; concurrent cyclic antidepressant poisoning. Resedation/hypoventilation: Flumazenil may not fully reverse postoperative airway problems or ventilatory insufficiency induced by benzodiazepines; its effects may wear off before the effects of many benzodiazepines. Hepatic function impairment: Elimination of flumazenil is reduced in patients with liver disease. Intensive care unit: Use of flumazenil to diagnose benzodiazepine-induced sedation in the ICU is not recommended due to the risk of ...
The RAMQ database will not have info on socioeconomic status, education level, using tobacco routines, or Alcoholic beverages consumption. Using tobacco and alcohol use are recognized to generally be connected to benzodiazepine use although not a priori with Alzheimer form dementia, even if Serious wine usage continues to be claimed to become a protective element.51 The impact of not changing for these components was likely to be conservative as benzodiazepine use is thought to be increased in typical wine and Alcoholic beverages consumers ...
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The Worldwide Benzodiazepine market to grow at a CAGR of 1.5% to 2.3% by 2022.. Benzodiazepines (BZD) are a class of psychoactive medications with soothing, trancelike (rest initiating), hostile to uneasiness, anticonvulsant, and muscle relaxant properties. Benzodiazepines (BZD) are valuable in treating tension, a sleeping disorder, disturbance, seizures, muscle fits, drug withdrawal and liquor withdrawal indications. Globally the Benzodiazepine Market is increasing quickly.. Get a Sample Report @ https://www.marketresearchfuture.com/sample_request/2281 .. The endorsing of BZDs all in all had reduced incredibly since their prime of the 1970s. After the late 1980s, the underlying decrease of BZDs was additionally rushed by the ascent of the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and the move of psychiatry from uneasiness to discouragement. However the tide handed over support of BZDs by the year 2000.. In the vicinity of 2005 and 2008, 11% of all Americans beyond 12 a years old a ...
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Overdose of benzodiazepines may cause impairment of consciousness, disturbance of the respiratory center and even threaten the patients life. Benzodiazepines should not be combined with alcohol. When a patient uses benzodiazepines chronically, they should not be abruptly discontinued; otherwise an unpleasant insomnia may occur. The regular use of hypnotics may cause addiction and the discontinuation of usage may lead to withdrawal symptoms such as headache, muscle pain, anxiety, palpitations and restlessness. Benzodiazepines should not be administered to patients with myasthenia gravis. Advanced hypnotics (third generation) have a smaller amount of side reactions and apparently lower risk of addiction. In older people, however, they sometimes cause confusion with hallucinations and delusions.. ...
The anticholinergic toxidrome is well described and relatively common. Despite controversy, studies have shown that physostigmine is relatively safe and effective in reversing this toxidrome. We would expect toxicologists would be liberal in its use. We retrospectively analyzed data in the Toxicology Investigators Consortium (ToxIC) registry, representing data from medical toxicologists in multiple institutions nationwide, searching for patients who exhibited an anticholinergic toxidrome, determining what treatment(s) they received, and classifying the treatments as physostigmine, benzodiazepines, physostigmine and benzodiazepines, antipsychotics, or no definitive treatment. The causal agents of the toxidrome were as reported by the treating toxicologist. Eight hundred fifteen consecutive patients with anticholinergic toxidromes were analyzed. Benzodiazepines alone were given in 28.7 %, 12.4 % were given physostigmine alone, 8.8 % received both physostigmine and benzodiazepines, 2.7 % were given ...
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OBJECTIVE: Sedative-hypnotic medications (e.g., Benzodiazepines [BZDs] and non-benzodiazepine receptor agonists [nBZRAs]) are associated with adverse events, especially in the elderly, that may require emergency department (ED) treatment. This study assessed outcomes from ED visits attributed to BZDs and/or nBZRAs, and variations in these associations by age group. METHODS: Data came from the 2004-2011 waves of the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN). Visits were categorized as involving: (1) BZDs-only, (2) nBZRAs-only, (3) combination of BZDs and nBZRAs, or (4) any other sedative-hypnotic medication ...
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Secondly is that the person who uses a Clonazepam (usually the one who used it earlier, but not in any way similar, due to its more lethal nature) may feel a physical, mental or emotional change that is completely unrelated to some of the other drugs used. Your body will Clonazepam usually come with a warning label and their name. Benzodiazepines are more dangerous. Clonazepam are used to relieve pain and enhance performance. These are referred to as benzene-containing pills. Clonazepam are known to make you sick, lethargic, depressed and to affect performance and control skills. Symptoms of benzaine intoxication include fever, headache, stomach discomfort, diarrhea and other symptoms. Clonazepam have more than one use. You cannot buy and sell Clonazepam without a prescription. There is no legal limit on how much you can buy and sell Clonazepam online.
In general, benzodiazepines are used as a sedative or to decrease seizures or anxiety. Careful klonopin can be VERY addictive, it was and is for me. There are currently no studies that have looked at whether taking clonazepam may make it more difficult for a woman to become pregnant. Written chylaceous Lennie discarding kalis guessing embedded believing. Clonazepam is used to treat seizure disorders. It helps by slowing the activity of the nerves in …. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. KLONOPIN may cause problems with your coordination, especially when you are walking or picking things up Clonazepam (Klonopin) is a prescription drug used to treat panic attacks, certain types of seizures, and the short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety. 3 times per day, it does help a lot. How Worried Should We Be About Benzos? Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine with a long half-life of 18-50 hours, which means that withdrawal will start within 1-3 days after your last dose. Norris punishable reds, ...
In the field of addiction treatment and recovery, alcoholism can impact an individual emotionally, mentally, physically, and in some cases, spiritually. However, there can also be financial, legal, and social consequences as well as. Interestingly enough, the biologic mechanisms that underlie alcoholism are still unclear. The risk factors include age, ethnic group, genetics, mental health, sex, and social environment.. Prolonged alcohol abuse not only leads to physical dependence, it leads to psychological dependence as well. Alcoholism also leads to additional substance abuse, the most common of which are benzodiazepines, medications that are effective in treating anxiety disorders, insomnia, muscle spasms, and seizures. Ironically, benzodiazepines are also used to treat alcohol withdrawal symptoms.. ...
Clonazepam belongs to the class of medications called benzodiazepines. In general, benzodiazepines are used as a sedative or to decrease seizures or anxiety. Clonazepam is used to treat seizure disorders. It helps by slowing the activity of the nerves in the brain (i.e., the central nervous system).
Lonergan, Edmund; Luxenberg, Jay; Areosa Sastre, Almudena (2009-10-07). "Benzodiazepines for delirium". The Cochrane Database ... especially benzodiazepines) to shorten patients' time on mechanical ventilation during ICU treatment. With others at Vanderbilt ... "in the recommendation to minimize the use of benzodiazepines in the most recent sedation guidelines." In July 2007, Ely along ... when using the sedative dexmedetomidine compared to a benzodiazepine (specifically lorazepam). This and subsequent studies have ...
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A benzodiazepine dependence occurs in about one-third of individuals who are treated with benzodiazepines for longer than 4 ... Benzodiazepines can cause or worsen depression. Paradoxical excitement occasionally occurs with benzodiazepines, including a ... The toxicity of benzodiazepine overdose and risk of death is also increased in the elderly and those with obstructive pulmonary ... Benzodiazepines require special precaution if used in the elderly, during pregnancy, in children, in alcohol- or other drug- ...
Subjects taking benzodiazepines are found to perform worse on learning and memory tasks compared to drug-naive subjects. ... Benzodiazepines are a class of psychiatric medication which increase GABA expression and are known to produce anterograde ... Roth T, Roehrs T, Wittig R, Zorick F (1984). "Benzodiazepines and memory". British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 18 (Suppl ...
Benzodiazepine Benzodiazepine dependence Benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome Long-term effects of benzodiazepines C. Heather ... 4-benzodiazepine derivative. Like other benzodiazepine derivatives, it has amnesic, anticonvulsant, anxiolytic, muscle relaxant ... Benzodiazepines require special precaution if used in the elderly, during pregnancy, in children, alcohol- or drug-dependent ... Nordazepam is a partial agonist at the GABAA receptor, which makes it less potent than other benzodiazepines, particularly in ...
Benzodiazepines themselves can cause delirium or worsen it, and there is no reliable evidence for use in non-alcohol-related ... alcohol, benzodiazepines) Substance intoxication Traumatic head injury The pathophysiology of delirium is not well understood ... In critically ill individuals avoidance or cautious use of benzodiazepines has been recommended to reduce the risk of delirium ... If delirium is due to alcohol withdrawal or benzodiazepine withdrawal or if antipsychotics are contraindicated (e.g. in ...
Benzodiazepines (i.e.: Xanax) Opioids activate or block opioid receptors in the brain typically to reduce the effect of pain. ...
Cinazepam Gidazepam DE Patent 1817923 "Benzodiazepine Names". non-benzodiazepines.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2008-12 ... Inoue, H.; Maeno, Y.; Iwasa, M.; Matoba, R.; Nagao, M. (Sep 2000). "Screening and determination of benzodiazepines in whole ... The main site of action of cloxazolam and its active metabolites are the benzodiazepine receptor. The pharmacological actions ... Many benzodiazepines (diazepam, medazepam, estazolam, temazepam, flunitrazepam and nitrazepam) potently inhibit the enzymes ...
... is a drug which is a benzodiazepine derivative; it is a water soluble derivative of diazepam. It has sedative and ... Fosazepam has similar effects on sleep as other benzodiazepines. In a clinical trial it was reported that fosazepam to lead to ... Benzodiazepine DE Patent 2022503 Clarke, CH.; Ferres, HM.; Nicholson, AN.; Stone, BM. (Oct 1975). "Proceedings: Effect of ... Another clinical trial also found worsening of sleep while on benzodiazepines as well as during withdrawal with suppression of ...
... , as with other benzodiazepine drugs, can cause tolerance, physical dependence, addiction, and benzodiazepine ... CID 4616 from PubChem "Benzodiazepine Names". non-benzodiazepines.org.uk. Retrieved 2008-12-29. "FASS". ... deep coma Oxazepam is an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine of the 3-hydroxy family; it acts on benzodiazepine receptors, ... Benzodiazepine overdoses can be much more dangerous if a coingestion of other CNS depressants such as opiates or alcohol has ...
Benzodiazepines are notorious for causing death when mixed with other CNS depressants such as opioids, alcohol, or barbiturates ... 8 Serfaty M, Masterton G (1993). "Fatal poisonings attributed to benzodiazepines in Britain during the 1980s". Br J Psychiatry ... Drummer OH; Ranson DL (December 1996). "Sudden death and benzodiazepines". Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 17 (4): 336-42. doi: ... Buckley NA, Dawson AH, Whyte IM, O'Connell DL (1995). "[Relative toxicity of benzodiazepines in overdose.]". BMJ. 310 (6974): ...
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"Benzodiazepine Names". non-benzodiazepines.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2008-12-29. Neville, GA ... As with all benzodiazepines, fludiazepam is used recreationally. Benzodiazepine Diazepam Diclazepam (the 2ʹ-chloro-analog) ... US Patent 3299053 -ARYL-JH-L,X-BENZODIAZEPIN-Z(LH)-ONES Tsuchiya, T.; Fukushima, H. (Apr 1978). "Effects of benzodiazepines and ... Inoue, H.; Maeno, Y.; Iwasa, M.; Matoba, R.; Nagao, M. (Sep 2000). "Screening and determination of benzodiazepines in whole ...
Although overdoses of benzodiazepines alone rarely result in death, the combination of benzodiazepines and other sedatives ( ... "Benzodiazepine Names". non-benzodiazepines.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2008-12-29. Oliveira- ... Benzodiazepine abuse in patients taking them as prescribed on an as-needed basis for chronic/refractory anxiety, insomnia, and ... Benzodiazepine Phenazepam-7-bromo-analog Nordiclazepam is used as the precursor with which to make Uldazepam via the thionamide ...
As a drug that induces cytochrome P450 enzymes, it accelerates elimination of many benzodiazepines and decreases their action. ... Moody D (2004). "Drug interactions with benzodiazepines". In Raymon LP, Mozayani A. Handbook of Drug Interactions: a Clinical ...
As a benzodiazepine, alprazolam produces a variety of therapeutic and adverse effects by binding to the benzodiazepine receptor ... Alprazolam and other benzodiazepines may also cause the development of physical dependence, tolerance, and benzodiazepine ... Do not take opioid cough medicines with benzodiazepines or other medicines that depress the CNS "Benzodiazepine Names". Non- ... To some degree, these older benzodiazepines are self-tapering. The benzodiazepines diazepam (Valium) and oxazepam (Serepax) ...
Benzodiazepine Benzodiazepine dependence Long-term effects of benzodiazepines US Patent 3192199 - Process for the production of ... More training regarding benzodiazepines has been recommended for doctors. Benzodiazepines require special precaution if used in ... "Benzodiazepine Names". non-benzodiazepines.org.uk. Retrieved 2009-05-31. Inchem - Prazepam. ... benzodiazepines and related 1,4-benzodiazepines in mice". Pharmacol. Biochem. Behav. 58 (1): 281-289. doi:10.1016/S0091-3057(96 ...
"Benzodiazepine Names". non-benzodiazepines.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2009-04-05. Ueki, S; ... Ethyl loflazepate (marketed under the brand names Meilax, Ronlax and Victan) is a drug which is a benzodiazepine derivative. It ... The cause of death was asphyxia due to benzodiazepine toxicity. High doses of the antidepressant fluvoxamine may potentiate the ... Its mechanism of action is similar to other benzodiazepines. Ethyl loflazepate also produces an active metabolite which is ...
doi:10.1111/j.1360-0443.1991.tb01831.x. Benzodiazepines: Paradoxical Reactions & Long-Term Side-Effects Hansson O, Tonnby B ( ... F13.5 sedatives/hypnotics (barbiturates; benzodiazepines): It is also important to this topic to understand the paradoxical ... However, psychosis is more commonly related to the benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome. F14.5 cocaine F15.5 other stimulants: ... Hallberg RJ, Lessler K, Kane FJ (August 1964). "Korsakoff-Like Psychosis Associated With Benzodiazepine Overdosage". The ...
Benzodiazepine DE Patent 1954065 "Benzodiazepine Names". non-benzodiazepines.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2008-12-08. ... Mexazolam (marketed under the trade names Melex and Sedoxil) is a drug which is a benzodiazepine derivative. Mexazolam has been ... presumably due to benzodiazepine tolerance. Mexazolam is metabolised via the CYP3A4 pathway. HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors ...
Although benzodiazepines are very effective at treating alcohol withdrawal, they should be carefully used. Benzodiazepines ... Furthermore, disrupted GABA benzodiazepine receptor function is part of alcohol dependence and chronic benzodiazepines may ... Benzodiazepines are the most commonly used medication for the treatment of alcohol withdrawal and are generally safe and ... Although benzodiazepines have a long history of successfully treating and preventing withdrawal, there is no consensus on the ...
... is a benzodiazepine site agonist and binds unselectively to type 1 and type 2 benzodiazepine site types as well as ... "Benzodiazepine Names". non-benzodiazepines.org.uk. Retrieved 2009-04-05. Camarasa, JG; Serra-Baldrich, E (April 1990). " ... Prolonged use, as with all benzodiazepines, should be avoided, as tolerance occurs and there is a risk of benzodiazepine ... Benzodiazepine Long-term effects of benzodiazepines NL Patent 6600095 Recommendation to suspend tetrazepam-containing medicines ...
Most benzodiazepines act as PAMs. Negative allosteric modulators (NAMs) reduce the effects of the orthosteric ligand, but is ...
Benzodiazepine List of benzodiazepines Benzodiazepine dependence Benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome Long-term effects of ... Roche Products (UK) Ltd 1990) Benzodiazepines and Your Patients: A Management Programme Ashton CH (1985). "BENZODIAZEPINE ... Individuals who are benzodiazepine dependent often cross to an equivalent dose of diazepam to taper gradually, as diazepam has ... Loprazolam is a benzodiazepine, which acts via positively modulating the GABAA receptor complex via a binding to the ...
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Benzodiazepine Benzodiazepine dependence Benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome Long-term effects of benzodiazepines Nimetazepam - ... the benzodiazepines nitrazepam and flunitrazepam were the most common benzodiazepines involved. Benzodiazepines were a factor ... Not only are benzodiazepines associated with an increased risk of cancer, but the benzodiazepine receptor agonist Z-drugs also ... It is an agonist for both central benzodiazepine receptors and to the peripheral-type benzodiazepine receptors found in rat ...
Sedatives such as benzodiazepines are usually given with pain relievers (such as narcotics, or local anesthetics or both) ... Reddy S, Patt RB (Nov 1994). "The benzodiazepines as adjuvant analgesics". Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 9 (8): 510-4 ... Regional anesthesia, for instance, affects analgesia; benzodiazepine-type sedatives (used in twilight sleep) favor amnesia; and ... Many drugs can produce a sedative effect including benzodiazepines, propofol, thiopental, ketamine and inhaled general ...
... is a benzodiazepine derivative closely related to triazolam and flubromazepam that has been sold online as a ... Jackson B. Hester Jr.; Allan D. Rudzik; Bharat V. Kamdar (November 1971). "6-Phenyl-4H-s-triazolo[4,3-a] [1,4]benzodiazepines ... Høiseth, Gudrun; Tuv, Silja Skogstad; Karinen, Ritva (2016). "Blood concentrations of new designer benzodiazepines in forensic ... Bjoern Moosmann; Leslie A King; Volker Auwärter (June 2015). "Designer benzodiazepines: A new challenge". World Psychiatry. 14 ...
Benzodiazepine Benzodiazepine dependence Benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome Long-term effects of benzodiazepines US Patent ... Withdrawal from benzodiazepines should be gradual as abrupt withdrawal from high doses of benzodiazepines may cause confusion, ... Cross-tolerance occurs between benzodiazepines, meaning that, if individuals are tolerant to one benzodiazepine, they will ... Clorazepate is a "classical" benzodiazepine. Other classical benzodiazepines include chlordiazepoxide, diazepam, clonazepam, ...
Benzodiazepine dependence Long-term effects of benzodiazepines Freche, C (1975). "Study of an anxiolytic, clobazam, in ... Clobazam as with other benzodiazepine drugs can lead to physical dependence, addiction and what is known as the benzodiazepine ... Furthermore, benzodiazepines have the drawback, particularly after long-term use, of causing rebound seizures upon abrupt or ... Clobazam is a 1,5-benzodiazepine, meaning that its diazepine ring has nitrogen atoms at the 1 and 5 positions (instead of the ...
Benzodiazepines are a type of medication known as tranquilizers -- familiar names are Valium and Xanax -- that are easily ... Benzodiazepine Abuse Overview. Benzodiazepines are a type of medication known as tranquilizers. Familiar names include Valium ... Benzodiazepine Abuse Symptoms. At normal or regular doses, benzodiazepines relieve anxiety and insomnia. They are usually well ... Chronic abuse of benzodiazepines can lead to the following symptoms that mimic many of the indications for using them in the ...
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The use of benzodiazepine anxiolytics and hypnotics continues to excite controversy. Views differ from expert to expert and ... Predictors of discontinuation of benzodiazepine prescription after sending a letter to long-term benzodiazepine users in family ... Prescribing benzodiazepines in general practice: a new view of an old problem. Health 2007; 11: 181-98PubMedCrossRefGoogle ... Long-term use of benzodiazepines: effects of gradual taper. Arch Gen Psychiatry 1990; 47: 908-15PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar ...
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Benzodiazepines are frequently prescribed medications that promote short-term anxiety relief but cause long-term harm and even ... What are Benzodiazepines?. Benzodiazepines are part of a class of medications used for anxiety treatment. They may also be ... Overcoming Benzodiazepine Addiction. Detox is the first step in treating benzodiazepine addiction. This allows the body to rid ... Why Do People Abuse Benzodiazepines? Because they are intended for short-term use, the effects that benzodiazepines have on an ...
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Benzodiazepines are widely used in medicine to treat anxiety and insomnia. Here are warning signs on how it can lead to ... Withdrawal from benzodiazepines can actually be somewhat dangerous, as it can lead to seizures, even if you have never had a ... If you are going through benzodiazepine withdrawal then you need to seriously look at the idea of asking for help and getting ...
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Von Stieff explains the dangers of what benzodiazepines do and how these GABA drugs, like Xanax and diazepam, can lead to ... Von Stieff explains the dangers of what benzodiazepines do and how these GABA drugs, like Xanax and diazepam, can lead to ...
Benzo.org.uk - Benzodiazepine addiction and withdrawal. BENZACT. www.benzodiazepine.org. Benzo critics. Ashton, DM, FRCP, C. ... Media may 2001] Rogue doctors worse than backstreet drug dealers (benzodiazepines). [Media 2001 Benzodiazepines] Drug killing ... Social and general costs of iatrogenic benzodiazepine addiction. Benzodiazepines - Time for Action and Accountability! by Joan ... Benzodiazepines (aka. minor tranquilizers or sedatives). [back] Toxic Psychiatry Pharma addiction 1.5 million Xanax addicts ...
How do you discontinue benzodiazepines after prolonged treatment? Dr Peter Yellowlees discusses what we know about this ... All we know is that weaning patients from benzodiazepines is best done very slowly and is often painful for our patients. In my ... Discontinuing benzodiazepines is difficult for many patients and it is unclear which pharmacologic interventions are best to ... Given the millions of people worldwide who take benzodiazepines long-term, we are desperately short of data and high-quality ...
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Cardiac failure and benzodiazepines.. Guilleminault C1, Clerk A, Labanowski M, Simmons J, Stoohs R. ... Overall, the benzodiazepine hypnotic improved the sleep fragmentation noted in these patients by decreasing the arousal index ... However, the benzodiazepine hypnotic had no significant effect on central hypopneas or apneas [baseline mean respiratory ... All had previously been prescribed a benzodiazepine hypnotic by their home physicians, but the medication had been discontinued ...
Some benzodiazepines have been found to disrupt melatonin production. These results show that, although the benzodiazepine ... Protease Inhibitors and Benzodiazepines. James Howard jmhoward at sprynet.com Mon Jul 7 07:18:42 EST 1997 *Previous message: ... including the benzodiazepines. (I will tie this directly to benzodiazepines, following these citations.) Melatonin reduces ... I suggest the problem with some benzodiazepines and protease inhibitors is that some benzodiazepines are raising DHEA. This ...
Ferri outlines the options for the treatment of anxiety when you prefer to prescribe something other than a benzodiazepine. ... The use of benzodiazepines, such as alprazolam (Xanax®, Pfizer, New York, New York) or clonazepam, is worrisome, because they ... Benzodiazepines can also relax social inhibitions that may increase a patients risk-taking behaviors. ... However, I am somewhat uncomfortable with prescribing benzodiazepines because of their potential for addiction and abuse. Can ...
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Benzodiazepines. Class Summary. Depresses all levels of CNS (eg, limbic formation, reticular formation), possibly by increasing ... Has twice the affinity for benzodiazepine receptors than diazepam. May be administered IM if unable to obtain vascular access. ...
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  • Benzodiazepines are a commonly abused and potentially addictive prescription drug whose brand names include Xanax, Valium and Klonipin. (reference.com)
  • A new study from an international team of Canadian and French researchers finds long-term use of benzodiazepine, including the drugs Xanax, Ativan, and Valium, is linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease. (medicaldaily.com)
  • Because of this risk, if you take benzodiazepines, the safest approach is to avoid grapefruit juice altogether. (memorialhealth.com)
  • Pregnant women who take benzodiazepines risk exposing the developing fetus to the drug, which can result in complications such as withdrawal symptoms and muscular disorders in the infant, notes Narconon. (reference.com)
  • Those who still feel anxious after taking the medication as prescribed, have less energy or coordination than before they started using them, or continue to take benzodiazepines when they do not have symptoms are at risk of addiction. (mountainside.com)
  • At normal or regular doses, benzodiazepines relieve anxiety and insomnia . (webmd.com)
  • Is insomnia helped by benzodiazepines? (healthtap.com)
  • Benzodiazepines' negative effects on memory and brain function are well documented, however scientists do not know whether benzodiazepines - a class of drugs often prescribed to the elderly for the treatment of anxiety or insomnia - might be a modifying factor for dementia. (medicaldaily.com)
  • Yet, the symptoms related to receiving a prescription for benzodiazepines (anxiety, insomnia, and depressive disorders) are the very same symptoms which increase in the years before a diagnosis of dementia. (medicaldaily.com)
  • Benzodiazepines are widely used clinically to treat anxiety and insomnia. (unibas.ch)
  • Some of the street names associated with benzodiazepines include "benzos," "tranx" and "sleepers," according to the Addiction Help Center. (reference.com)
  • Benzodiazepine addiction results in withdrawal when drug use ceases. (reference.com)
  • Chronic abuse of benzodiazepines can lead to addiction. (baycare.org)
  • While benzodiazepines are effective at achieving temporary relief for those with panic attacks and anxiety, they have a high potential for addiction. (mountainside.com)
  • Benzodiazepine addiction can be a vicious cycle for those who try to abandon the drug because withdrawal symptoms include anxiety and panic attacks: the very outcomes users had hoped to overcome in the first place. (mountainside.com)
  • Detox is the first step in treating benzodiazepine addiction. (mountainside.com)
  • Because detoxing from benzodiazepines can be especially challenging and painful, it is essential that those struggling with benzodiazepine addiction pursue medically monitored detox. (mountainside.com)
  • The FDA added in its announcement that because of the unique medical needs of patients who receive medication-assisted treatment for opioid dependence, it will continue to review evidence on the effects of concurrent use of opioids for addiction with benzodiazepines. (addictionpro.com)
  • Such findings have important implications for the future design of benzodiazepines with reduced or even absent addiction liability. (unibas.ch)
  • [8] A 1991-1993 British study found that the hypnotics flurazepam and temazepam were more toxic than average benzodiazepines in overdose. (wikipedia.org)
  • A benzodiazepine overdose alone is unlikely to cause coma or severe heart or lung function problems. (baycare.org)
  • Benzodiazepine overdose a cry for help? (healthtap.com)
  • What is the treatment for benzodiazepine overdose? (healthtap.com)
  • In the United States, about 30 percent of overdoses involve benzodiazepines, often referred to as benzos. (mountainside.com)
  • The Croatia - born Polish, Leo Henryk Sternbach ( 1908-2005 ) who worked in Switzerland till 1941 and fled to the United States to escape the Nazis and was employed by Roche Incorporated , discovered the Benzodiazepine molecule ( Chlordiazepoxide = Librium ) in 1956 and was approved for therapeutic purposes in 1960. (bmj.com)
  • Experimental studies suggest that kava, similarly to benzodiazepines, exerts its sedative effects at binding sites in the brain called GABA receptors. (memorialhealth.com)
  • High doses of benzodiazepines can produce more serious side effects. (webmd.com)
  • Despite their many helpful uses, benzodiazepines can lead to physical and psychological dependence. (webmd.com)
  • Benzodiazepine use disorder , also called misuse or abuse , [1] is the use of benzodiazepines without a prescription , often for recreational purposes , which poses risks of dependence , withdrawal and other long-term effects . (wikipedia.org)
  • Sedative-hypnotics such as alcohol, benzodiazepines, and the barbiturates are known for the severe physical dependence that they are capable of inducing which can result in severe withdrawal effects. (wikipedia.org)
  • A high degree of tolerance often occurs in chronic benzodiazepine abusers due to the typically high doses they consume which can lead to a severe benzodiazepine dependence . (wikipedia.org)
  • Those who use benzodiazepines intermittently are less likely to develop a dependence and withdrawal symptoms upon dose reduction or cessation of benzodiazepines than those who use benzodiazepines on a daily basis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Benzodiazepine dependence when it occurs requires withdrawal treatment. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pharmacological interventions for benzodiazepine dependence have been reviewed in detail in a recent Cochrane review, but only eight studies proved adequate for analysis. (springer.com)
  • Benzodiazepines have the potential for negative side effects with repeated use or when taken in large doses, including amnesia, an increase in hostile behavior, nightmares, and tolerance or physical dependence. (reference.com)
  • We know that antipsychotics shrink the brain in a dose-dependent manner (4) and benzodiazepines, antidepressants and ADHD drugs also seem to cause permanent brain damage (5). (bmj.com)
  • The combination of benzodiazepines and alcohol can be dangerous -- and even lethal. (webmd.com)
  • According to Dr. Chris Ford, former clinical director of Substance Misuse Management in General Practice, among drugs of abuse , benzodiazepines are often seen as the 'bad guys' by drug and alcohol workers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Benzodiazepines cause driving-related mistakes that are similar to those experienced under the influence of alcohol, reports Narconon. (reference.com)
  • For example, some combine benzodiazepines with other substances because they can intensify the effects of alcohol and other drugs. (mountainside.com)
  • Because of the potentially serious consequences, you should avoid combining these herbs with benzodiazepines or other drugs that also have sedative or depressant effects unless advised by your physician. (memorialhealth.com)
  • Although benzodiazepines, such as lorazepam (Ativan) and clonazepam (Klonopin), and sedative-hypnotic medications are used relatively frequently during pregnancy, we have much less information regarding the long-term effects of prenatal exposure to these medications. (womensmentalhealth.org)
  • Using data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study, researchers looked at internalizing and externalizing behaviors in children at 0.5, 1.5, and 3 years of age, comparing children exposed to benzodiazepines (BZDs) and sedative-hypnotics (also called z-hypnotics) during pregnancy to unexposed children. (womensmentalhealth.org)
  • This is the largest study to date looking at the effects of prenatal exposure to benzodiazepines and sedative-hypnotics and, unlike previous studies, was able to control for a relatively large number of potential confounding variables. (womensmentalhealth.org)
  • 1 Their results suggest that long term exposure to benzodiazepines might be a modifiable risk factor for this condition. (bmj.com)
  • They observed a cumulative dose-effect association between exposure to benzodiazepines (at least 90 days) and risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and found that exposure lasting more than 180 days was associated with a nearly twofold increase in risk. (bmj.com)
  • Yaffe, Boustani and Fairbanks (1) commented on a carefully conducted study that showed that exposure to benzodiazepines doubled the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. (bmj.com)
  • Association of prenatal exposure to benzodiazepines and child internalizing problems: A sibling-controlled cohort study. (womensmentalhealth.org)
  • The presence of benzodiazepines varies a lot by each medicine's half-life. (baycare.org)
  • Accordingly, it is now even more imperative that long-term benzodiazepine users be reviewed with respect to possible discontinuation. (springer.com)
  • Carbamazepine was the only drug that appeared to have any useful adjunctive properties for assisting in the discontinuation of benzodiazepines but the available data are insufficient for recommendations to be made regarding its use. (springer.com)
  • Although they are highly effective for anxiety, benzodiazepine drugs can cause unpleasant and dangerous withdrawal symptoms when they are discontinued. (memorialhealth.com)
  • A 6-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 40 people who had been taking benzodiazepines found that use of kava significantly reduced withdrawal symptoms and helped maintain control of anxiety. (memorialhealth.com)
  • The withdrawal symptoms associated to benzodiazepines include anxiety, difficulty walking, aberrant skin sensations such as tingling or burning, and sleep disturbances. (reference.com)
  • Halting benzodiazepine use all at once is not recommended, and doing so can lead to acute withdrawal symptoms. (mountainside.com)
  • What are symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawals? (healthtap.com)
  • In other words, benzodiazepines might not cause the disease but rather be unknowingly prescribed by doctors to treat its prodromes (forewarning symptoms). (medicaldaily.com)
  • Although more than 2,000 different benzodiazepines have been produced, only about 15 are currently FDA-approved in the United States. (webmd.com)
  • R" labels denote common locations of side chains , which give different benzodiazepines their unique properties. (wikipedia.org)
  • Different benzodiazepines have different doses, from 0.5 to 50 milligrams (mg). (baycare.org)
  • These data reveal how benzodiazepines, acting through specific GABA(A) receptor subtypes, activate midbrain dopamine neurons, and how this could hijack the mesolimbic reward system. (unibas.ch)
  • Benzodiazepines are commonly abused. (webmd.com)
  • Benzodiazepines, commonly referred to as tranquilizers , are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in America. (medicaldaily.com)
  • Overdoses of 10 of 20 times the prescribed dose of some benzodiazepines can result in a mild coma, but don't cause slow or shallow breathing. (baycare.org)
  • Most people recover, but overdoses of fast-acting benzodiazepines like triazolam (Halcion) are more likely to cause breathing problems and even death. (baycare.org)
  • We implore health care professionals to heed these new warnings and more carefully and thoroughly evaluate, on a patient-by-patient basis, whether the benefits of using opioids and benzodiazepines-or [central nervous system] depressants more generally-together outweigh these serious risks. (addictionpro.com)
  • The benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome seen in chronic high dose benzodiazepine abusers is similar to that seen in therapeutic low dose users but of a more severe nature. (wikipedia.org)
  • Benzodiazepines are part of a class of medications used for anxiety treatment. (mountainside.com)
  • This disorder, if caused as a side effect of antipsychotic medications, is treated with benzodiazepines. (healthtap.com)
  • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking aim at concurrent use of opioid medications and benzodiazepines. (addictionpro.com)
  • The risk of Alzheimer's disease grew by a startling 43 to 51 percent among elderly patients who had used benzodiazepines in the past. (medicaldaily.com)
  • What are some of the street names for benzodiazepines? (reference.com)
  • Benzodiazepines are a type of medication known as tranquilizers . (webmd.com)
  • Consult your physician before trying melatonin to help handle benzodiazepine withdrawal or before trying to stop benzodiazepine medication under any conditions. (memorialhealth.com)
  • The federal agency announced Aug. 31 that it is requiring new boxed label warnings and patient-focused Medication Guides for nearly 400 prescription opioids, opioid-containing cough medicines and benzodiazepines. (addictionpro.com)
  • Benzodiazepines (also known as tranquilizers) are the most widely prescribed type of medication for anxiety. (buyrxpillsonline.com)
  • Benzodiazepines can induce a severe benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome as well as drug seeking behavior . (wikipedia.org)
  • Moreover, benzodiazepines are often abused after chronic clinical treatment and also for recreational purposes. (unibas.ch)
  • According to the FDA, benzodiazepines can worsen cases of pre‐existing depression, and more recent studies suggest that they may potentially lead to treatment-resistant depression. (buyrxpillsonline.com)
  • It can be dangerous to stop using benzodiazepines if you have taken them for a while. (memorialhealth.com)
  • Background: the STOPP criteria advise against the use of long-acting benzodiazepines (LBs). Objective: to study whether LBs are associated with a higher fall risk than short-acting benzodiazepines (SBs) (elimination half-life ≤10 h). (edu.au)
  • In further analyses, they showed that longer acting benzodiazepines were associated with greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease compared with shorter acting benzodiazepines, adding support for a causal association. (bmj.com)
  • Even a letter from the primary-care practitioner pointing out the continuing usage of benzodiazepines and questioning their need can result in reduction or cessation of use. (springer.com)
  • Views differ from expert to expert and from country to country as to the extent of the problem, or even whether long-term benzodiazepine use actually constitutes a problem. (springer.com)
  • There is little evidence of benefit from long-term substitution therapy of benzodiazepines, and conversely, there is growing evidence of the harm of long-term use of benzodiazepines , especially higher doses. (wikipedia.org)
  • The stronger association observed for long term exposures reinforces the suspicion of a possible direct association, even if benzodiazepine use might also be an early marker of a condition," wrote the authors in the conclusion of their study. (medicaldaily.com)
  • When used recreationally benzodiazepines are usually administered orally but sometimes they are taken intranasally or intravenously . (wikipedia.org)
  • Benzodiazepines have been abused both orally and intravenously. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, there is only limited research into the adverse effects of benzodiazepines in drug misusers and further research is needed to demonstrate whether this is the result of cause or effect. (wikipedia.org)
  • In a linked paper, Billioti de Gage and colleagues (doi:10.1136/bmj.g5205) extend the pharmacoepidemiological research on the adverse cognitive effects of benzodiazepines with an investigation of their link with Alzheimer's disease. (bmj.com)
  • Combining kava with drugs in the benzodiazepine family, which possess similar effects, could result in "add-on" or excessive physical depression, sedation, and impairment. (memorialhealth.com)
  • Because they are intended for short-term use, the effects that benzodiazepines have on an individual will lessen over time. (mountainside.com)
  • Others use benzodiazepines to come down from the effects of other drugs such as meth . (mountainside.com)
  • Aside from their pharmacokinetic properties, e.g. their speed of action and the duration of residual effects, benzodiazepines are still considered as equivalent in terms of their effects on cognition. (nuigalway.ie)
  • You might also be tested if providers think you have taken benzodiazepines accidentally or in a suicide attempt. (baycare.org)
  • Substitution of diazepam for another benzodiazepine can be helpful, at least logistically, as diazepam is available in a liquid formulation. (springer.com)
  • The use of benzodiazepine anxiolytics and hypnotics continues to excite controversy. (springer.com)
  • Here we review recent observations from animal models regarding the cellular and molecular basis that might underlie the addictive properties of benzodiazepines. (unibas.ch)
  • [2] [3] Benzodiazepines are one of the more common prescription drugs used recreationally. (wikipedia.org)
  • Grapefruit juice slows the body's normal breakdown of several drugs, including some benzodiazepines, allowing them to build up to potentially dangerous levels in the blood. (memorialhealth.com)
  • However, the only direct evidence that pregnenolone supplements have any effect at all relates to a potential interaction between the hormone and benzodiazepine drugs. (memorialhealth.com)
  • However, people who rely upon benzodiazepine drugs may find them less effective if pregnenolone is added into the mix. (memorialhealth.com)
  • Benzodiazepines are classified as depressant drugs that create a tranquilizing effect. (reference.com)
  • 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). (healthtap.com)
  • This is a urine test to check for a type of medicine called benzodiazepine. (baycare.org)
  • A typical benzodiazepine urine test can detect benzodiazepines or their break-down products, called metabolites. (baycare.org)
  • Although most benzodiazepines show up in standard urine tests, some don't. (baycare.org)
  • An agency data review, coinciding with a petition signed by many state and local public health officials last February, found that the number of patients who were prescribed an opioid and a benzodiazepine jumped 41% from 2002-2014. (addictionpro.com)