Quazepam is the brand name for Quazepam which is classified as a benzodiazepine prescription. Quazepam is also sold under the names Doral and Dorme in South Africa as a prescription medication used for insomnia related conditions.
Facts on insomnia medications
Quazepam is schedule 5 controlled medication classed as benzodiazepine used for insomnia. This elevated scheduling in South Africa means that any medical professionals prescribing or dispensing benzodiazepines like (Quazepam, Doral and Dorme) which contain Quazepam must maintain a national record of prescription allocations as it is highly controlled substance by legislation.
The motivation for scheduling Quazepam, Doral and Dorme and other benzodiazepine medications is due to the fact that psychoactive medications like Quazepam can affect on the chemical composition of the brain and nervous system and are thus capable of affecting your mind, emotions and your behaviours.
Psychoactive compounds like Quazepam can become addictive (even if used as directed) and the medication may dull cognitive abilities. Therefore, Quazepam should only be administered as suggested by your medical practitioner.
Mixing Quazepam with other alcohol or drugs has the potential to cause adverse reactions that increase the chance of overdoses or death.
What does Quazepam do?
Quazepam attaches to receptors in your nervous system and brain. This stimulates the activity of a chemical called gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). This process produces a deactivated effect. Quazepam is a central nervous system depressant and it can often be prescribed as hypnotic medication.
In that the function of Quazepam suppresses your nervous system and you are able to enter a more relaxed state of wellbeing. This relaxation is the main draw factor for people that struggle with untreated or constant modes of stress and anxiety inside their life that are the root causation of the insomnia related conditions.
Unfortunately, it will not take your body long to conclude that Quazepam, Doral and Dorme work in reducing many insomnia symptoms. This is why so many individuals become dependent on Quazepam even using it as prescribed by your doctor. Tolerance to and withdrawal cycle from Quazepam establishes itself relatively quickly and in so doing the motivation for increasing the recommended dosage. Withdrawal symptoms from Quazepam can range from mild to severe and may include anxiety, irritability, insomnia, sweating, nausea, and seizures. These symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable and, in some cases, life-threatening, making it essential to seek medical attention if you are experiencing Quazepam withdrawal symptoms. Medical detox is often recommended for individuals who are struggling with addiction or experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms. During medical detox, patients are closely monitored by medical professionals who can administer medications to help manage withdrawal symptoms and ensure their safety.
Quazepam is taken orally in a suspension or tablet form. Most modern benzodiazepines are sold in two options, immediate-release and extended-release. Generally, Quazepam will remain in your system for up to 10 days or 5 “half-lives” to metabolise Quazepam from the body. Short-acting benzodiazepines maintain 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.
Even when used as prescribed, Quazepam can cause emotional or physical dependence/addiction. When the addiction cycle begins, your body adapts and you will need to keep taking Quazepam to prevent the withdrawal symptoms. Quazepam 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 Quazepam. Depending on how much Quazepam you have been taking, abrupt withdrawal can spark a seizure, coma, and other potentially fatal scenarios.
Like many other benzodiazepines, it can be highly addictive and lead to dependence with prolonged use. As a result, individuals who have been taking Quazepam for an extended period may experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop using the drug. Understanding Quazepam withdrawal and detox is an essential step for anyone who is considering quitting the medication or seeking help for addiction.
In addition to medical detox, individuals who are recovering from Quazepam addiction may also benefit from therapy and support groups. Addiction is often a complex issue that requires addressing underlying issues such as trauma, anxiety, or depression. Therapy can help individuals gain insight into their addiction, develop coping mechanisms to deal with triggers and cravings, and learn new strategies for managing stress and anxiety without relying on medication. Support groups, such as 12-step programs, can also provide a sense of community and accountability during the recovery process.
Quazepam withdrawal and detox can be challenging, but with the right support, resources, and mindset, recovery is possible. If you or a loved one is struggling with Quazepam addiction or experiencing withdrawal symptoms, seek medical attention and consider reaching out for additional support. Remember, recovery is a journey, but it is one that is worth taking for a healthier, happier life.
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