Tranxene Withdrawal and Detox
Benzodiazepine dependence usually begins when someone has a tolerance for a particular drug. This means that the person taking the substance takes higher and higher doses to get the same effects. This can indicate they’re already dependent or forming a dependence. Even when someone takes low doses as prescribed, Tranxene dependence is possible. Substance dependence is called an adaptive state. The brain and body of the user have become used to the presence of the drug following repeated exposure. When someone is dependent on Tranxene, and they try to stop using it, they will likely experience uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms as their body is cleansed of the substance. The primary risk factor for Tranxene dependence is taking it beyond four weeks and in high doses.
Signs of Tranxene withdrawal can include changes in mood or behavior, sweating, tremors, flu-like symptoms, insomnia and sleep disturbances, anxiety, and in severe cases, hallucinations or seizures. Tranxene withdrawal symptoms are often called rebound side effects. This means the symptoms of withdrawal can be worse than what the substance was originally used to treat. For example, if Tranxene was used for anxiety, an effect of cleansing the body from this substance could be worsening anxiety.
While taking benzos long-term creates the risk of physical dependence in anyone, elderly people seem to be the most at risk for serious complications. When elderly people are dependent on benzodiazepines, and it’s not appropriately treated, they may become confused or have symptoms similar to dementia. Around 10% of elderly patients who are referred to memory clinics have a case induced by drugs, and usually, it’s drugs from the benzodiazepine class.
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