Mezapam is the trade name given to Medazepam which is classified as a benzodiazepine based medication. Mezapam is also sold under the names Ansilan, Nobrium, Rudotel, Azepamid, Tranquirax and Raporan in South Africa as a prescription drug used for anxiety-related symptoms.
Facts on anxiety medications
Mezapam is schedule 5 psychotropic medication classed as benzodiazepine used for anxiety. This elevated scheduling in South Africa means that any medical doctors prescribing or dispensing benzodiazepines like (Mezapam, Ansilan, Nobrium, Rudotel, Azepamid, Tranquirax and Raporan) which contain Medazepam must maintain a register of prescription allocations as it is highly controlled substance by legislation.
The reason for this high scheduling for Medazepam, Ansilan, Nobrium, Rudotel, Azepamid, Tranquirax and Raporan and other benzodiazepines is due to the fact that psychotropic drugs like Mezapam can affect on the chemical makeup of the brain and nervous system and are thus capable of affecting your emotions, mind and elements of your behaviour.
Psychotropic medications like Medazepam may develop into substance dependence (even if used as directed) and may dull cognitive functioning. Therefore, Mezapam must only be taken as recommended by your medical professional.
Mixing Mezapam with other drugs or alcohol has the potential to cause chain reactions that further increases the chance of an overdose or even death.
What does Mezapam do?
Mezapam connects to benzodiazepine receptors in your brain and nervous system. This boosts the activity of a chemical called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). This can produce a deactivated effect. Medazepam is an intermediate-acting depressant and it can be provided as hypnotic medication.
Seeing as how the intent of Mezapam suppresses your nervous system and you can enter a more relaxed state of being. This relaxation becomes the primary draw factor for people who have underlying or ongoing states of anxiety or stress in their day to day life that are the root causation of the anxiety-related conditions.
Unfortunately, it does not take your body long to conclude that medications will work for diminishing most anxiety symptoms. Thus so many individuals inadvertently become dependent on Mezapam while simply using it as prescribed by a medical professional. The tolerance to and withdrawal cycle from Medazepam establishes relatively fast thus so does the motivators to increase the dosage.
Mezapam used to help treat anxiety
Many people that struggle with anxiety can find short to medium term relief in Medazepam (Mezapam, Ansilan, Nobrium, Rudotel, Azepamid, Tranquirax and Raporan) prescriptions. In many scenarios, benzodiazepines like Mezapam are a temporary solution that ought to be employed in conjunction with psychotherapy and lifestyle changes to best manage the underlying causes of anxiety conditions. This may include alterations to your sleep, mental health and diet.
Mezapam is most often taken orally in a tablet or suspension form. Many benzodiazepines come in two delivery option, short-release and long-release. In many cases, Mezapam will remain in your bloodstream for as much as 10 days or 5 “half-lives” to metabolise Medazepam from the body. Shorter acting benzodiazepines have a short half-life meaning that they are processed more quickly and leave your body more quickly. Conversely, long-acting benzodiazepines take longer to be metabolised by the body.
Mezapam Withdrawal and Detox
Even when used as prescribed, Mezapam may cause emotional or physical addiction/dependence. When the addiction cycle begins, your body adapts and you will need to keep taking Mezapam to prevent the withdrawal symptoms. Mezapam 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 Mezapam. Depending on how much Mezapam you have been taking, sudden withdrawal can spark a seizure, coma, and other potentially fatal outcomes.
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