Benzodiazepine

What is Benzodiazepine?

Benzodiazepines are among the most commonly prescribed medicine used as anti depressant medications.

Questions and answers on "Benzodiazepine"

Can a drug test detect what type of benzodiazepine you are taking?Also if it is sent to a lab can they tell the difference.?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Cannot tell the difference

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

Urine and blood test can only reveal that there is benzodiazepine in the blood and the level of it. The test cannot tell which type of benzodiazepine.

I hope i was of help, if you have any further queries please...

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WHat medication is recommended for Benzodiazepine withdrawal treatment?
Thank you for your reply.
MY e- mail address is YYYY@YYYY . I am in Japan. The worthless doctor let my wife take Benzodiazepine (.25 mg) for 6 months. in few months she started developing tooth and gum pains, dry throat. Thinking it is a dental problem she kept going to dentist, there was obviously no problem with her teeth. Then she started looking in the internet and realized that she is having Benzodiazepine side effect. Panicked she stopped Benzodiazepine abruptly and how very depressed with withdrawal syndrome ( often want to commit suicide). She is having some times irritation in mouth, some times powdery mouth, gum and teeth pain etc. I am planning to get some placebo from my friend doctor ( He once treated her and my wife has just blind faith on my friend as a doctor) but he is in India and sending medicine from India. Your advice would be greatly help me.
Thanks.

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She took benzodiazepines for about 6 months and then abruptly stopped the drug which resulted in withdrawal symptoms. See, 0.25 mg dose is not so high dose but still it can cause withdrawal symptoms and consequent dependence. Best way to prevent withdrawal syndrome is to...

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im having trouble with anxiety after loosing my husband and two children, I just need some help getting through this hump.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Seroquel and/or propranolol can be used

Detailed Answer:
Hello Dear,

Thanks for writing to us. I am sorry for your husband and two children. I can understand your concern.

Bipolar with anxiety disorder should be treated with anti anxiety benzodiazepine drugs. However as you...

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What is an alternative to Adivan that does not cause drowsiness?

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Brief Answer:
Tab Buspirone or Tab Tofisopam are good alternatives.

Detailed Answer:
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Welcome to HCM.
Thanks for asking your health related query here.

Although Ativan is a good anxiolytic medicine its sedative effects limit its use.If you do not want sedation you may use non sedating...

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What type or class of medication will give me the same effect as drinking a beer

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Brief Answer:
Benzodiazepine group drug have similar CNS depressant property as alcohol

Detailed Answer:
Hi, welcome to HCM.
It is a wise decision to ask your health related query here.

Benzodiazepine group of medicines have similar CNS depressant property as alcohol. That is why it is advised...

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my son diagnosed with serotonin syndrome after taking paxil and antibiotics. he fell into seizures. detoxed now however still has anxiety. dr tried Zoloft jerking started again dr took off. what can he take for anxiety.
he is in college first year and miserable.t

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
A simple Benzodiazepine would suffice

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

For residual anxiety in serotonin syndrome a simple benzodiazepine antianxiety medication like Alprazoalam or Zolpidem would suffice.

Hope, I answered your query.

Wish you good health.

regards,...

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My friend is 33 yrs old, and weighs 43kg. She is not suffering from any problem. Under depression she has consumed 50 trika 0.5mg tablet and locked herself in room for more than 12hrs. Is this fatal to life?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No it's not

Detailed Answer:
Hello thanks for asking from HCM.

Trika is Alprazolam and is a benzodiazepine drug. Fortunately the benzodiazepine drugs are safe drugs and are rarely fatal.

She has consumed 50 tablets of 0.5 mg that is 25 mg tablet and this is not a fatal dose. No need...

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any natural substances that can be used protracted benzo withdrawal

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I really would NOT recommend it.

Detailed Answer:
In theory Valerian root has two effects that might do some slight effect:
1) it's an antidepressant (but NOT a benzodiazepine)
2) it gums up the liver so that whatever benzodiazepine is there... stays longer, and leaves more...

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Hi, I have anxiety and use Xanax for sleep. Can this be prescribed online?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to Healthcare Magic!

I am sorry to inform you that medicines cannot be prescribed online. We can help you with decision making and provide second opinions wherever needed.

Xanax being a short acting benzodiazepine, may cause a break in your sleep...

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I have been off valium and ambien for 2 days. CPS I am sure will ask for a test next week. How long does it take to go away? Pease hurry, the test is soon.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
it depends on type of test is used

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

Valium is benzodiazepine. Ambien is z group of non benzodiazepine.

Most of the tests are applied for benzodiazepines.
Various factors like age, sex, genetics, dose and duration are responsible for...

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