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2023 Author: Alfred Shackley | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 13:14
In the desire to "relax", people put dangerous experiments on their bodies. A "popular" way to relieve nervous tension is to use both alcohol and a tranquilizer. Since one of the most readily available drugs in this group is "Phenazepam" - sometimes it is even sold without a prescription - then it is washed down with some alcohol, in the hope of getting a pleasant sensation.
Not everyone understands that doing this is dangerous. The combination of these two substances negatively affects the state of the nervous and cardiovascular systems, and can cause death.
How does the interaction of "Phenazepam" with alcohol manifest itself and how dangerous are the consequences of using this duet?
Instructions for "Phenazepam"
"Phenazepam" - this drug belongs to the group of anxiolytics (tranquilizers). Active active ingredient - bromodihydrochlorophenylbenzodiazepine, auxiliary - povidone, lactose, collidone, talc, calcium stearate.
Available in tablets, indications for use:
- in conditions that are accompanied by emotional instability, increased irritability, psychopathic and psycho-like disorders;
- with reactive psychosis;
- with conditions of hypochondria;
- for the treatment of autonomic dysfunctions and persistent insomnia;
- with tics and hypertension;
- with epilepsy;
- for the treatment of alcohol addiction …
There are a lot of contraindications - "Phenazepam" is considered a rather "heavy" drug and the anamnesis must be taken into account when prescribing.
The instructions indicate that you need to refuse to use for the following diseases and conditions:
- with shock of a different nature;
- with myasthenia gravis;
- with angle-closure glaucoma;
- in childhood - up to 18 years old …
The medicine is used with caution in renal and hepatic insufficiency.
Applying "Phenozepam", the patient must analyze his own condition. This tranquilizer - in comparison with analogs - is much easier to tolerate, but side effects can develop both from the nervous system, as well as from the circulatory and digestive system. The conditions for the relief of which it is prescribed can intensify (depression, psychomotor excitability will worsen), the blood formula may be disturbed, bowel disorders appear - more often constipation, skin allergic manifestations.
There are also special instructions for combining "Phenazepam" with some medications, one of its properties is to enhance their effect. With the interaction of this drug and alcohol, the effect of the latter increases, intoxication sets in much faster, disorientation and impaired coordination develop …
And this is not all the consequences of the joint use of this drug and drinks with ethanol - if the dose of the drug is high, the "experimenter" may fall into a coma, from which it will no longer be possible to remove him.
What is the effect of "Phenazepam" with alcohol? How many tablets do you need to drink to get rid of alcohol addiction?
Action of "Phenazepam" with alcohol
Immediately it is necessary to clarify: to treat alcohol addiction with the help of "Phenazepam" is not to pour pills into a glass of alcohol in order to permanently discourage cravings for drinks of this kind. Some traditional healers give similar advice, but after putting it into practice, the patient may not wake up.
"Phenazepam" eliminates the unwanted reactions of the body that appear when you refuse to drink - tremor, depression, irritation, increased excitability - no more. He is not a magic "pill".
You can not combine a tranquilizer and drinks with ethanol for the following reasons:
- side effects of the tranquilizer are enhanced;
- there may be a desire for suicide;
- the consequences of alcohol intoxication are increasing;
- addiction quickly arises - akin to a narcotic;
It is impossible to predict in advance how the reception of "Phenazepam" will affect the human condition - the body reacts quite individually, much depends on the anamnesis, temperament and character. When drinking alcohol - especially in large quantities - the character can also change beyond recognition. When these two means are combined, not only the "experimenter" can suffer, but also those around him.
The most common reactions to a tranquilizer after combining it with alcohol:
- disorder of coordination;
- constant euphoria, which is replaced by unhealthy sleep - there is a high probability that the dream will turn into a coma;
- heart and respiratory failure.
These reactions depend not so much on the doses of the drink and medicine, but on the state of the body and individual susceptibility.
Light alcoholic drinks - beer, tonics, table and dessert wines - also cannot be combined with a tranquilizer.
The consequences in this case are milder - a deep sleep, which can last up to 12 hours, but this does not mean at all that the awakening will be simple.
The victims after sleep were noted:
- severe suffocation;
- decrease or increase in blood pressure;
- severe depression.
It is not always possible to cope with the resulting consequences on their own.
The lethal dose of "Phenazepam" when combined with alcohol is 10 mg. You can independently calculate how many tablets are if you know that one tablet is 1 mg. With the intravenous administration of this substance in an amount of 7 mg, even a few sips of alcohol can lead to the fact that the patient can no longer be saved.
When treating alcohol dependence, the dose of "Phenazepam" is calculated on an individual basis - the instructions do not contain instructions on its use in this case.
Dosage of "Phenazepam"
The dosage and regimen of taking a tranquilizer depends on the disease for which it is prescribed. The maximum daily dose is no more than 10 mg.
They begin to take with the minimum dose - from 1/4 of the tablet, gradually increasing it and analyzing their own condition.
- For insomnia - 1/4 -1/2 tablets 30 minutes before bedtime;
- with neuroses and with psycho-like states, the intake begins with 0.5 mg, the frequency of administration is 3 times a day; gradually - within 4-6 days - the dosage is increased to 4-6 mg;
- for a therapeutic effect in eliminating anxiety - 3 mg / day;
- with epilepsy - in this case, the appointment is adjusted depending on the clinical picture;
- elimination of muscle tone - up to 3 tablets 1-2 times a day;
- in the treatment of alcohol withdrawal - up to 5 tablets per day, provided that alcohol will have to be completely abandoned.
A minor overdose can cause:
- enhancing the therapeutic effect;
- the appearance of side effects - more often short-term tachycardia, shortness of breath, reversible urinary retention.
A significant overdose can cause depression of consciousness, respiratory failure and coma. Like many other tranquilizers, the main active ingredient of which is benzodiazepine, "Phenazepam" can cause addiction even without alcohol.
Such addiction can return the conditions for which it was used to treat - for example, insomnia, irritability, depression. To prevent this from happening, the dosage must be reduced gradually.
If you take a tranquilizer according to the recommended therapeutic regimen and do not drink alcohol, its intake does not cause any negative consequences for the body.