Barbiturates vs Benzodiazepines

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Barbiturates Vs Benzodiazepines

Barbiturates are a central nervous depressant. They reduce nerve activity that causes muscle relaxation. They may reduce heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure. Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs which can treat a range of conditions. Doctors often prescribe it to treat anxiety, seizures, and insomnia.
Barbiturates are occasionally used by the doctors for treating the following conditions:
  • -Seizure disorder (Epilepsy)
  • -Increased pressure in the skull
  • -Severe trauma in the skull
Benzodiazepines affect the activity of neurons that cause stress and anxiety reactions. The medication is used for the treatment for:
  • -Insomnia
  • -Generalized disorder of anxiety
  • -Disorder of social anxiety
  • -Convulsions, such as epilepsy
  • -Disorder of Panic
Some of the common side effects of Barbiturates are:
  • -Drowsiness
  • -Headache
  • -Low Blood Pressure
  • -Nausea
Some of the common side effects of Benzodiazepines are:
  • -Sedation
  • -Dizziness
  • -Weakness
  • -Unsteadiness

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Yes, regular and improper use can lead to addiction of this medicine.

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