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Revista Uruguaya de Medicina Interna

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DOMINGUEZ, Viviana; COLLARES, Martín; ORMAECHEA, Gabriela  and  TAMOSIUNAS, Gustavo. Rational use of benzodiazepines: towards a better prescription. Rev. Urug. Med. Int. [online]. 2016, vol.1, n.3, pp.14-24. ISSN 2393-6797.

ABSTRACT Benzodiazepines are a drug group widely prescribed in clinical practice. Its pharmacological effects are shared but their pharmacokinetic profile changes their usefulness in different clinical scenarios. Benzodiazepines irrational prescribing is a global public health concern, including chronic consumption and its associated risks. They are subject to frequent drug-drug interactions, and there are recognized risk populations, such as the elderly. Some of its most frequently adverse reactions include falls and the emergence of dependence and tolerance associated with chronic use. Rational use guidelines must be known in order to improve benzodiazepines prescription

Keywords : Benzodiazepines; Prescription.

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