Benzodiazepines learning module

4. Precautions and risks associated with special uses of benzodiazepines

This section covers the risks associated with the use of benzodiazepines in special circumstances. The topics included are:

  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Elderly
  • Benzodiazepines for the management of alcohol withdrawal

This learning module discusses noteworthy risks for benzodiazepines. Summaries of product characteristics and the BNF should be consulted for a fuller account of the adverse effects and warnings for individual benzodiazepines.

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