Brazepam is the trade name for Bromazepam which is a benzodiazepine based medication. Brazepam is frequently sold as Lexomil and Lexotan in South Africa as a prescription drug used for many anxiety, panic disorders, insomnia related symptoms.
Facts on anxiety, panic disorders, insomnia medications
Brazepam is prescribed as a schedule 5 controlled substance classed as benzodiazepine used for anxiety, panic disorders, insomnia. This high scheduling in South Africa means that any medical professionals prescribing or dispensing benzodiazepines like (Brazepam, Lexomil and Lexotan) that contain Bromazepam must maintain a register of prescriptions as it is controlled substance in South African legislation.
The reason for this high scheduling for Bromazepam, Lexomil and Lexotan and other benzodiazepines is because psychotropic medications like Brazepam can affect on the chemical composition of the nervous system and brain and are capable of influencing your emotions, mind and your behaviours.
Psychoactive drugs like Bromazepam show addictive properties (even if used as directed) and the medication may impede cognitive function. Consequently, Brazepam should only be taken as suggested by your medical practitioner.
Combining Brazepam with other drugs or alcohol has a significant potential to cause adverse reactions that further increases the likelihood of an overdose or even death.
What does Brazepam do?
Brazepam attaches to benzodiazepine receptors in your brain and nervous system. This stimulates the production of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) chemicals. This can produce a calming effect in your brain. Bromazepam is a central nervous system (CNS) depressant and it may be prescribed as hypnotic medication.
As the intent of Brazepam suppresses your bodies nervous system and you can enter more relaxed states of being. This de-activated state is the key motivation for over use of Brazepam for many individuals that have untreated or constant states of anxiety or stress in their daily life that are the root causation of the anxiety, panic disorders, insomnia symptoms.
It will not take the mind long to conclude that medications work in diminishing many anxiety, panic disorders, insomnia symptoms. Thus many people become dependent on Brazepam while even when using it as prescribed by your medical professional. Tolerance to and withdrawal from Bromazepam builds quite fast thus so does the pressure for increasing the dosage.
Brazepam used to treat anxiety, panic disorders, insomnia
Many people that struggle with anxiety, panic disorders, insomnia can find short to medium term relief in Bromazepam (Brazepam, Lexomil and Lexotan) prescriptions. In many scenarios, benzodiazepines like Brazepam are a only a short-term solution that ought to be employed alongside talk therapy and lifestyle changes to address the underlying causes of anxiety, panic disorders, insomnia conditions. This can include changes to your mental health, diet and sleep.
Brazepam is most often taken orally in a suspension or tablet form. Most benzodiazepines come in two formats, short-release and long-release. Generally, Brazepam will remain in your system for around 10 days or five “half-lives” to metabolise Bromazepam 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.
Brazepam Withdrawal and Detox
Even when used as prescribed, Brazepam may cause emotional or physical addiction. When the addiction cycle develops, your body adapts and you will need to keep taking Brazepam to prevent the withdrawal symptoms. Brazepam 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 Brazepam. Depending on how much Brazepam you are on, an sudden withdrawal can trigger a coma, seizure, and other potentially fatal outcomes.
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