Drug Testing for Benzodiazepines (BZO)
Taking Benzodiazepines when not prescribed and carefully monitored by a physician is extremely dangerous. If you suspect that a loved one or friend is abusing Benzodiazepines, ask them to get help immediately and take a drug test. uVera Diagnostics has drug test kits that test for Benzodiazepines. Click here to see the drug testing kits for Benzodiazepines or find the drug testing product that is right for you and order it right online.
Benzodiazepines are one of the most widely prescribed medication in the U.S. Benzodiazepines use chemicals to keep the brain in a tranquil state by slowing down the central nervous system. They are used to treat anxiety disorders, insomnia, seizures, and panic attacks. They can also be used as a skeletal muscle relaxant and to treat some kinds of tremors.
Street names for illegal benzodiazepines include: BZDs, benzos, downers, goofballs, heavenly blues, qual, robital, stupefy, tranx and valley girl (for valium)
What does it look like and how is it taken?
Benzodiazepines are prescription pills that come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They are almost always taken orally, but there are some benzodiazepines physicians deliver by injection. Abusers either take it orally or crush it up and snort it.
Illegal or Legal?
Benzodiazepines are legal when prescribed by a doctor. The following prescription drugs are benzodiazepines: Xanax, Lectopam, Lendormin, Librium, Klonopin, Tranxene, Clozan, Sepazon, Valium, ProSom, Etilaam, Rohypnol, Dalmane, Somnovit, Ativan, Dormicum, Alodorm, Nordaz, Seresta, Restoril
Why are Bensodiazepines taken?
Other than when used correctly and monitored by a doctor, benzodiazepines are extremely addictive. They are often abused to induce feelings of relaxation. Users can find themselves needing more and more to achieve the same effect.
Dangers and Side Effects
Benzodiazepines are only safe when prescribed and monitored by a doctor. Dependence on benzodiazepines can cause serious problems and carry the risk of overdose, as users increase their dosage to gain the desired effect. Someone dependent on benzodiazepines should not stop taking them without the guidance of a doctor. Sudden discontinued use of benzodiazepines can cause life-threatening seizures, tremors and muscle cramping. Withdrawal symptoms include vomiting, depression, trouble sleeping and perspiration. Additionally, benzodiazepines are extremely dangerous with consumption of alcohol.
Prolonged use of benzodiazepines can increase the risk of dementia in the elderly.
Overdose of benzodiazepines can cause trouble breathing, clammy skin, dilated pupils, weak and rapid pulse, coma, and even death.
Side effects of benzodiazepines include: grogginess, drowsiness, confusion, lack of coordination, dizziness, weakness, depression, headaches and trembling.
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