Posts Tagged Under: Benzodiazepines

Diazepam in Lactating Mothers

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Diazepam is excreted in breast milk and causes lethargy, drowsiness, and loss of weight in breastfed infants ?

Others Benzodiazepines, Barbiturates, Antipsychotics, Lithium and Tricyclic Antidepressants drugs pass also into the breast milk. Those drugs must be avoided by nursing mothers because they are considered hazardous to the infant.

(Edited by María Moya Guirao, M.D.)

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Benzodiazepines (English)

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Benzodiazepines can worse conditions and occasionally induce florid delirium in cases of Dementia ?

Anti-anxiety drugs should be used for short-term treatment in these patients.

(Edited by Dra. Moya Guirao)

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Anxiolytics (English)

The Anxiolytics are drugs used to relieve anxiety. Among them, Benzodiazepines are the most commonly used.

The most popular anti-anxiety agents are Alprazolam, Chlordiazepoxide. Clorazepate, Diazepam, Halazepam, Lorazepam, Oxazepam and Lorazepam.

 

(Edited by Dra. Moya Guirao)

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Anxiety Drugs and Elderly (English)

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in the elderly the use of anxiety drugs, particularly Benzodiazepines, may increase the risk of oversedation, paradoxical excitement, confusion and delirium ?

These responses may be explained by age-dependent changes in drug pharmacokinetics and increased target organ sensitivity. The elderly have dismished hepatic drug-metabolizing enzymes and drugs elimination capacity.

(Edited by Dra. Moya Guirao)

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