Benzodiazepines Are Frequently Disproportionately Prescribed Drugs

Unfortunately, there is such situation that Benzodiazepines became the most prescribed drugs without any cause or having poor indications. Also was found that medications prescribed disproportionately mostly at high doses. This result was gotten by David S. Kroll, MD, from Harvard Medical School and the Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, and colleagues.

For example, scientists said high-dose benzodiazepine in 52% cases could be changed for antidepressants. Prescribers have to take into account high risk of treatment when considering a benzodiazepine. Especially for patients with COPD, liver and renal chronic disease, osteoporosis, heart failure and advanced age.