Benzodiazepines Research Paper

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Benzodiazepines are the common medications in the United States and in the world for treatments of a variety of anxiety disorders, sleeping disorders, epilepsy, seizures, muscle spasms, and alcohol withdrawal.1 However, there are severe adverse drug effects associated with long-term usage of benzodiazepines in elderly populations. In the United States, prescription use of benzodiazepines for the elderly have continued to be prescribed despite the warnings of risks toward elderly populations. A retrospective descriptive analysis of benzodiazepine prescriptions was performed with the 2008 LifeLink LRx Longitudinal Prescription database, it pointed out that the elderly received benzodiazepines two times more than younger adults in a 1 year period.
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