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Re: Tolerance to Benzo Anxiety Effects boveni3

Posted by Quintal on August 11, 2007, at 21:13:11

In reply to Re: Tolerance to Benzo Anxiety Effects, posted by boveni3 on August 11, 2007, at 20:56:48

I think the problem is that you have to withdraw from benzos first in order to use flumazenil safely - it could cause convulsions (not to mention extreme distress) in people who are dependent on them. A similar strategy is sometimes used with the opioid receptor antagonist naltrexone as a rapid detox from, you guessed it, opiates.

With benzos, there's still the problem of cognitive impairment and amnesia to contend with though, tolerance to which also will be reset by flumazenil.





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