Benzodiazepine is a medication used in the treatment of neurological and psychological disorders. The drug is effective when used as a sedative for people who suffer from anxiety, sleep disorders, muscle problems, and seizures. The drug is also referred to as Xanax or Valium.Continuous use of benzodiazepine can result in adverse side effects especially when the drug is used without a valid prescription.
Benzodiazepine withdrawal involves reducing or ending the use of the drug after long-term or short-term use, either instantly or gradually. Withdrawal symptoms might range from slightly severe to life threatening, depending on the dosage taken previously before the benzodiazepine withdrawal process.
The most distinctive and common benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms are: moderate to severe depression, increased anxiety, loss of memory, sensory processing disorder (SPD), heart palpitations, sweating especially during the night and twitching of muscles. Treatment of benzodiazepine withdrawal may take a few days to years depending on the type of benzodiazepine drug used previously.the process of detoxification of the drug causes a lot of discomfort and stress, therefore it is important to have strict medical supervision.