Benzodiazepines - What is it for
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Benzodiazepines Children, Adult

Benzodiazepines - What is it for

Benzodiazepines are a class of medicine which includes diazepam, lorazepam, bromazepam, alprazolam, nitrazepam, chlordiazepoxide and clonazepam.

Benzodiazepines are usually used to control seizures and anxiety as well other conditions related to the nervous system.

In particular they are used for the short term treatment of conditions such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Insomnia
  • Seizures (fits)

These medicines may be given to you or your child for other reasons. Do check with your doctor what you are taking this for.

​​​​​Click here​ for more information on Benzodiazepines as treatment for complex motor disorders in children.

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