Because a number of drugs can fit into the class of sedatives, we have included general questions and answers about the sedative class of drugs below, including general questions about Z-drugs.
It is possible that a rebound reaction can trigger a relapse reaction.
Generics are available for many, which helps reduce cost. Some patients experience the sedative effects of drowsiness or lethargy, decreased mental sharpness, slurring of speech and some decrease in coordination or unsteadiness of gait, less occupational efficiency or productivity and, occasionally, headache.
These may continue during the first few weeks, but tend to clear up, especially if you increase the dose gradually. Some people experience low moods, irritability or agitation.
You can take benzodiazepines as a single dose therapy or several times a day for months (or even years).
Studies suggest that they are effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety in approximately 70-80% of patients. Tolerance does not develop in the anti-panic or other therapeutic effects.
From that level, you take any additional increases at bedtime or apply them equally during the day. A common recommendation is to take a new dose every four hours during the day.