benzodiazepine drugs

benzodiazepine drugs

A range of sedative and muscle relaxant drugs which have largely replaced the BARBITURATES as being allegedly safer, but now beginning to be regarded with much the same critical attitudes. The range includes diazepam (Diazemuls), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), lorazepam (Ativan) and nitrazepam (Mogadon and Somnite). Long-acting benzodiazepines include flurazepam (Dalmane), clobazam (Frisium), dipotassium clorazepate (Tranxene) and alprazolam (Xanax). Addiction to the benzodiazepine drugs is common.
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The market for benzodiazepine drugs is expanding significantly due to an increase in prevalence of anxiety, seizures, insomnia, and rise in concern for prevention of stress and related conditions.
Patients are often given benzodiazepine drugs, such as midazolam, to calm them before surgery.
The ONS figures also show that across England and Wales, deaths relating to over-the-counter painkillers, such as benzodiazepine drugs, are up by a staggering 43% in 2016 compared to 2012.
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But overdose deaths have also soared among the millions of Americans using benzodiazepine drugs, a class of sedatives that includes Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin, according to a study led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Health System and the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania.
The brand names of some common benzodiazepine drugs include Ativan, Dalmane, Diastat or Valium, Doral, Halcion, Klonopin, Librium, Paxipam, ProSom, Restoril, Serax, Tranxene-SD, and Xanax.
Benzodiazepine drugs enhance GABA-induced inhibition by binding to a different site on GABA receptors from the one GABA binds to.
Benzodiazepine drugs bind to all three omega receptor subtypes resulting in their sedative, anxiolytic, muscle relaxant effects as well as the unwanted effects of amnesia and ataxia.
In the late 1970s benzodiazepines became the most commonly prescribed of all drugs in the world.1 In1980, Tyrer reported that each day about 40 billion doses of benzodiazepine drugs are consumed throughout the world.