Benzodiazepines for Social Anxiety Disorder
How It Works
Why It Is Used
Benzodiazepines are used to relieve anxiety, nervousness, and tension linked with anxiety disorders.
How Well It Works
Benzodiazepines are effective at reducing anxiety and nervous tension linked with social anxiety disorder.
Possible side effects of benzodiazepines include:
See Drug Reference for a full list of side effects. (Drug Reference is not available in all systems.)
What To Think About
It is possible to become addicted to benzodiazepines. You should talk to your doctor before taking benzodiazepines if you are planning to become pregnant, have had a previous allergic reaction to them, or have glaucoma.
Taking medicines for social anxiety during pregnancy may increase the risk of birth defects. If you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant, talk to your doctor. You may need to take medicine if your social anxiety disorder is severe. Your doctor can help you weigh the risks of treatment against the risk of harm to your pregnancy.
Do not use alcohol while taking benzodiazepines. Be careful driving your car or operating machinery, because these medicines can cause drowsiness or dizziness.
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