Is there any information that validates that Rapid Benzo Detox (RBD) using Flumazenil is a completely acceptable procedure?

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Posted on Fri, 26 Jul 2019 in Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
Question: It's a little frustrating as I have been communicating with Dr. XXXXXXX I would like to continue my conversation with her as she knows the rather long story we have been exchanging. I can't find my registration number but I have been billed into April. I would like to know if Dr XXXXXXX has additional information that can substantiate that Rapid Benzo Detox (RBD) using Flumazenil has further research and/or medical articles that clearly validate that this is not experimental and a completely acceptable procedure meeting standard medical practices. I am in the middle of an appeal with Kaiser that RBD using Flumazenil is a completely acceptable medical standard. Any support you can give me in this effort would be appreciated. My registered e-mail id: YYYY@YYYY and my password is "XXXX". I do not see any registration number or any other types of identification on all of the documents I have saved.
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Answered by Dr. Soujanya 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
My suggestion.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

I can suggest you some details about it through my knowledge.

Rapid benzodiazepine detoxification starts with Flumazenil infusion given to the patient intravenously. Flumazenil works by tightly bonding to the same neurotransmitters in the brain that bond with benzodiazepines.

This bonding helps to keep the chemistry of your neurotransmitters in a stable state, helping to reduce the effects of benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms.

For the next 6-8 days following the Flumazenil infusion, you may experience little or no withdrawal symptoms.

Exhaustion and drowsiness are typical side effects of the treatment, usually occurring around day 2-3.

About half way through this program, you may be expected to feel your energy come back and by day 7 or 8, your body will be rid of benzodiazepines.

It is usually advisable to be carried out in rehabilitation centers or under the supervision of a therapist.

As Dr. Kaiser advised, it is a completely acceptable procedure with proven results.

I can mail you some research articles on it.

I wish you all the best to get rid of your benzodiazepine dependence.

Hope this information would help you.

Regards,
Dr. Soujanya
Psychiatrist
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