A new study reported on in Medscape, examined risk factors for misuse of benzodiazepines (drugs such as Xanax, Ativan, and Klonopin). Not only are the crazy doctors (and others in the medical community) off the charts, our legal system is blindsided too.. Only the very strongest can go through it.
Benzodiazepines are one of the most commonly prescribed classes of medication. In 2008, 5.2% of the US population were prescribed at least one benzodiazepine, and that has likely only increased since that time.
Other risks include prescribing for depression, long-term use, and for patients with a history of substance abuse or medical conditions.
Swift also noted that although more attention has been paid to the opioid epidemic, many opioid overdoses involve benzodiazepines as well. Yet concerns about addiction and overdoses due to benzodiazepines have been growing in recent years.
I fine the ones with a strong sedative hypnotic effect are also have the strongest anti anxiety properties compared to other benzos. The definition of "anti anxiety" on the benzo chart, basically means it has a affinity for a certain sub unit that doesnt cause much side effects or drowsyness yet still works as anti.
Valium is just more effective for some catergories than xanax, not "stronger", per se. 5mg xanax to 5mg valium. (.5mg xanax, 10mg valium) though on a side note that conversion is not accurate imo more like. They are referring to effectiveness, not potency, at equivalent dosages for each respective drug.
What do you use diazepam for? What's the goal with the treatment? What do you want to get out of it?
Yeah I like drugs as much as the next bloke but this is medication that I need and I'd prefer to keep thinking of it like that.
Valium and Xanax are both benzodiazepines, which are minor tranquilizers that can help with anxiety. Though they're similar, they're not exactly alike.
Medically reviewed by Alan Carter, PharmD on July 25, 2017 — Written by Susan York Morris and the Healthline Editorial Team.
Xanax also treats panic disorder. Both drugs are used to treat anxiety disorders.
One drug may be more appropriate for you based on the condition you’re trying to treat and your medical history. However, each drug also treats different conditions. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms and medical history to help them determine what medication may be best for you. Diazepam and alprazolam are effective in treating several conditions, including acute anxiety.
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Valium is a brand name for the drug diazepam, and Xanax is a brand name for the drug alprazolam.
Strongest benzodiazepine charts is a highly tranquilizer. By the force of tranquilizing and anxiolytic (antianxiety) action is superior.
In severe agitation, fear, anxiety, treatment is initiated with a dose of 3 mg / day, quickly increasing the dose to produce a therapeutic effect.
Hypersensitivity (including to other benzodiazepines ), coma, shock, myasthenia gravis, angle-closure glaucoma (acute onset or predisposition), acute alcohol poisoning (with the weakening of vital functions), narcotic analgesics and sleeping drugs, severe COPD (possibly increasing respiratory failure), acute respiratory failure, severe depression (suicidal tendencies may emerge); pregnancy (especially the I trimester), lactation, age 18 years (safety and effectiveness are not determined).
For the treatment of alcohol withdrawal - 2-5 mg / day.
If you cancel Phenazepam reduce the dose gradually.
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How long it lasts? The effects? There's a handy chart there you can look at. Depends what you consider "strong" to mean.
Forgot how big the reported dosages on erowid were tho. I know a dude who took 10mg one night and was as if nothing ever happened. Those phenazepam stories on erowid are mad.
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