Arem is the trade name given to Nitrazepam which is classified as a benzodiazepine based medication. Arem is also sold under the names Arem, Mogadon, Normison and Protaz in South Africa as a prescribed drug often taken as a treatment for insomnia, seizures related conditions.
Facts on insomnia, seizures medications
Arem is schedule 5 controlled medication classed as benzodiazepine used for insomnia, seizures. This high scheduling in South Africa means that any medical professionals prescribing or dispensing benzodiazepines like (Arem, Arem, Mogadon, Normison and Protaz) that contain Nitrazepam must keep a national name register record of prescriptions as it is controlled substance by law.
The reason for this high scheduling for Nitrazepam, Arem, Mogadon, Normison and Protaz and other benzodiazepines is because psychotropic drugs like Arem effect on the chemical composition of the nervous system and brain and are capable of influencing your mind, emotions and moods, or perceptions.
Psychoactive compounds like Nitrazepam show addictive properties (even if used as directed) and may limit your cognitive functioning. In consequence, Arem should only be administered as recommended by your medical professional.
Using Arem with other drugs or alcohol has a significant potential to cause adverse reactions that further increases the likelihood of an overdose or death.
What does Arem do?
Arem connects to receptors in your nervous system and brain. This stimulates the production of a chemical called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). This helps to produce a deactivated effect in your brain. Nitrazepam is a intermediate-acting depressant and it can be prescribed for it’s sedative effects on people.
As the function of Arem suppresses your bodies nervous system and you can enter more relaxed states of being. This de-activated state becomes the primary motivation for excessive use of Arem for many individuals who live in underlying or ongoing modes of anxiety and stress in their life that are the root causation of the insomnia, seizures conditions.
It will not take you long to connect that medications work in reducing many insomnia, seizures symptoms. Thus many people inadvertently become dependent on Arem even using it as prescribed by your doctor. The tolerance to and withdrawal from Nitrazepam establishes quite quickly thus so does the drive to increase dosage.
Arem used to help treat insomnia, seizures
Many people that struggle with insomnia, seizures can find short to medium term relief in Nitrazepam (Arem, Arem, Mogadon, Normison and Protaz) prescriptions. In many scenarios, benzodiazepines like Arem are a only a short-term solution that ought to be employed in conjunction with psychotherapy and adjustments to your lifestyle to best manage the underlying causes of insomnia, seizures symptoms. This frequently includes more sustainable alterations to your diet, sleep and mental health.
Arem is most often taken orally in a tablet or suspension form. Most benzodiazepines come in two options, immediate-release and extended-release. Generally, Arem will stay in your system for as much as 10 days or 5 “half-lives” to metabolise Nitrazepam from the body. Shorter acting benzodiazepines have a short half-life meaning that they are processed faster by the body. Conversely, long-acting benzodiazepines take longer to be metabolised by the body.
Arem Withdrawal and Detox
Even when used as recommended, Arem can cause psychological or physical dependence/addiction. Once the addiction cycle develops, your body adapts and you will need to keep taking Arem to prevent the withdrawal symptoms. Arem can have a potentially dangerous withdrawal so you should never try to go “cold turkey” and should seek the advice of a professional before attempting to withdrawal from Arem. Depending on how much Arem you are on, an sudden withdrawal can spark a coma, seizure, and other potentially fatal outcomes.
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