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Anxiety Meds: Options, Side Effects & Alternatives
September 18, 2019

Anxiety Meds: Options, Side Effects & Alternatives

…that the body quickly becomes dependent on SSRI/SSNIs and stopping them can trigger highly uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. Benzodiazepines Another class of medications, benzodiazepines (including Klonopin, Xanax and Ativan), is sometimes…


Why Prescribed Benzo Patients Shouldn’t Go To Detox or Rehab
June 12, 2019

Why Prescribed Benzo Patients Shouldn’t Go To Detox or Rehab

…their benzodiazepines as directed by their prescriber are physically dependent, not addicted. Too many patients are being made physically dependent on benzodiazepines by their doctors — often unknowingly and without…


4 Drugs That Interact with Anxiety Meds
July 6, 2020

4 Drugs That Interact with Anxiety Meds

…reflux. They can increase blood levels of benzodiazepines by interacting with the same liver enzymes that clear them from the body. This can result in worsening side effects of benzodiazepines,…


Anxiety Medications Fast Facts
October 6, 2020

Anxiety Medications Fast Facts

…heartbeat loss of bladder control difficulty urinating hallucinating difficulty breathing or fast breathing severe muscle stiffness muscle spasms of jaw, neck or back difficult or slow speech shuffling walk Benzodiazepines


Q&A: Sleep and Its Disorders, Part 2 of 2
November 7, 2013

Q&A: Sleep and Its Disorders, Part 2 of 2

…hypnotics (prescription insomnia medications that include benzodiazepines such as Valium and non-benzodiazepines such as Ambien) It depends on their half-life and also how quickly a person can metabolize them. The…


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