Benzodiazepines - Additional Information
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Benzodiazepines Children, Adult

Benzodiazepines - Additional Information

What are the things I need to know or look out for while on this medicines?

  • Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you want to take (or administer) any other medicines, supplements or herbal products in combination with these medicines.
  • If used long term your body may adjust to the presence of this medicine and the effect of this medicine may change. Long term use of benzodiazepines should be supervised by your doctor. If the benzodiazepine is required to be stopped after prolonged use, your doctor will usually reduce the dose slowly.
  • If you/your child sees another doctor, inform him/her that you (or your child if applicable) is taking benzodiazepines before he/she prescribes any other medicines. Inform your other healthcare professionals (e.g. nurses/pharmacists) that you taking these medicines as well.
  • If applicable avoid driving or any other activities that requires concentration until you see how this medicine affects you/your child.
  • Taking these medicines along with certain pain killers such as codeine and morphine may lead to side effects. Inform your healthcare provider if you are taking any other painkillers or cough preparations.
  • Do not share your medicines with others.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about your medicines

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