Dr. Christy Huff blogs for Medshadow about 4 drugs that affect benzodiazepines:
With benzos, there are two main areas of concern. The first is that interactions might increase the effects of the drug, which can result in oversedation, accidents, or overdose. From 2011 to 2016, alprazolam and diazepam were among the top 10 drugs involved in overdose deaths every year in the US. The second concern is that interactions could decrease how much of a benzodiazepine is in the bloodstream of a patient who has been on the drug for a long time. This can cause withdrawal symptoms, the most severe being seizures and death. Here are four drug classes that can have dangerous interactions with benzodiazepines.
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