> Four weeks to get hooked!
Four weeks to get hooked!
Four weeks to get hooked!
Benzodiazepines You may be addicted to Benzodiazepines and not even know it.
Anyone can develop a ‘tolerance’ to benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines are a ‘chemical cosh’. The phamacutical indistry went into damage control and coined ha new names for benzos, called anxiolytic…it’ a misnomer….why?
Find out…here are some questions to ask yourself:
- Do you feel that you must take more of the drug to feel the same effects you used to have with smaller amounts or lower doses? This may happen very quickly with benzodiazepines.
- Does your medication take up a lot of your thoughts, emotions and activities?
- Are you spending a lot of time thinking about when your mext dose of benzodiazepine is?
- Are you spending a lot of dealing with the effects of using benzodiazepines?
- Do you find it’s difficult to stop using benzodiazepines or control how much you use?
- Do you feel unable to cope without the drug?
- Do you find it extremely difficult to stop taking the drug?
- Do you find that the drug no longer has the same effect and will increase the dose or drink alcohol to achieve the same effect?
- Do you need the drug to function normally?
- Do you have withdrawal symptoms even if the drug is not cut down or stopped?
The long-term adverse effects of benzodiazepines include a general deterioration in physical and mental health and tend to increase with time. Not everyone, however, experiences problems with long- term use.
The adverse effects can include cognitive impairment, as well as affective and behavioural problems. Feelings of turmoil, difficulty in thinking constructively, loss of sex-drive, agoraphobia and social phobia, increasing anxiety and depression, loss of interest in leisure pursuits and interests, and an inability to experience or express feelings can also occur.
Additionally an altered perception of self, environment and relationships may occur. Some people taking benzodiazepines don’t realise that they are dependent until they stop a dose or try to cut down and experience withdrawal symptoms. Dependence can lead to a variety of health, money, legal, work and relationship problems.
Not all people who ever use benzodiazepines become dependent. But it’s very easy to become dependent on benzodiazepines and it can happen within four weeks.
Have listen to… Benzodiazepine Withdrawal = Benzodiazepine HELL
SO…ARE YOU TAKING A BENZODIAZEPINE?
[Drug Name and Common Brand Names]
Alprazolam: Helex, Xanax, Xanor, Onax, Alprox, Restyl, Tafil, Paxal
Bromazepam: Lectopam, Lexotanil, Lexotan, Bromam
Brotizolam: Lendormin, Dormex, Sintonal, Noctilan
Chlordiazepoxide: Librium, Risolid, Elenium
Clonazepam: Rivotril, Klonopin, Iktorivil, Paxam
Clorazepate: Tranxene, Tranxilium
Clotiazepam: Veratran, Clozan, Rize
Cloxazolam : Sepazon, Olcadil
Diazepam: Antenex, Apaurin, Apzepam, Apozepam, Hexalid, Pax, Stesolid, Stedon, Valium, Vival, Valaxona
Etizolam: Etilaam, Pasaden, Depas
Flunitrazepam: Rohypnol, Fluscand, Flunipam, Ronal, Rohydorm,
Flurazepam : Dalmadorm, Dalmane
Lorazepam: Ativan, Lorenin, Temesta, Tavor, Lorabenz
Lormetazepam: Loramet, Noctamid, Pronoctan
Midazolam: Dormicum, Versed, Hypnovel, Dormonid
Nitrazepam: Mogadon, Alodorm, Pacisyn, Dumolid, Nitrazadon
Nordazepam: Madar, Stilny
Oxazepam: Seresta, Serax, Serenid, Serepax, Sobril, Oxabenz, Oxapax
Prazepam: Lysanxia, Centrax
Temazepam: Restoril, Normison, Euhypnos, Temaze, Tenox
Triazolam: Halcion, Rilamir
No brand name data on both Bretazenil and Premazepam
* Not all trade names are listed.