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The Dangers of Dalmane (flurazepam) Abuse

The Dangers of Dalmane (flurazepam) AbuseNo one would contradict the fact that a good night’s sleep is fundamental to stay awake and alert throughout the day and to maintain good health. Long term effects of sleep deprivation can range from obesity to chronic memory loss. To keep a healthy body and mind, we need to sleep well. This has led to the development and prescription of benzodiazepine and benzodiazepine derivatives to help those with insomnia and sleep problems. One of these derivatives is Dalmane.

Dalmane (flurazepam) is classified as a sedative/hypnotic type of drug. With a limited treatment period of 2 weeks or less, it can help those with sleeping problems to fall asleep faster and remain asleep throughout the whole night. But this drug, just like many benzodiazepine derivatives, can cause addiction.

Benzodiazepine Addiction and Dalmane Abuse

The recreational use or abuse of benzodiazepine can lead to a benzodiazepine addiction. Similarly, when Dalmane is used over a long period of time, tolerance, dependence and withdrawal problems can develop. Individuals with a background of alcohol or drug abuse have an increased potential of dependence. Dalmane abuse can cause these side effects and withdrawal symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Shakiness
  • Nervousness
  • Vomiting
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Problems with urination

These are just examples of what could happen if a person develops a Dalmane addiction. Also, abnormal drug-seeking behavior has been reported when using this substance.

A Dalmane Addiction Can Be Fatal

It is not a surprise that a sleeping medication used as a sedative and muscle relaxant with hypnotic capabilities could have serious consequences if misused. Dalmane, when combined with any other substance that can cause drowsiness, like alcohol, can be fatal. Even an overdose of Dalmane alone can cause death. Here are some overdose consequences:

  • Severe confusion
  • Extreme drowsiness
  • Slurred speech
  • Shallow breathing
  • Tremors
  • Fainting
  • Seizure
  • Coma
  • Death

The effects of Dalmane abuse range from moderate to extreme, to the point where the user is risking his life. It is extremely important that this medication is used under the supervision of a doctor and as directed by the prescription. It should never be taken with alcohol, as this has caused many to lose their lives.

Your reaction time can also be severely affected when using this medication. You shouldn’t drive or engage in any activity that requires you to stay alert if you are using Dalmane. Again, the risks of having an accident rise when there is a Dalmane addiction. Sleepwalking and memory loss have been reported.

How Can You Stop a Benzodiazepine (like Dalmane) Addiction?

The desire to stop is the first step. The quality of life of anyone with an addiction decreases exponentially as time passes. Taking the decision to recover is commendable. However, when you are dealing with an addiction, a desire to quit is not enough. Even a strong will might be insufficient to overcome it.

Please consider calling us to learn more about Dalmane and benzodiazepine addiction recovery. We are here to help you break the chains of addiction. Our helpline is available 24 hours a day and is toll-free. All you need to do is pick up the phone to receive information and support on dealing with a substance abuse. Don’t risk your future and your life. Call us today.

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