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Druglink news item 2002 – Prozac addiction warning

The makers of a leading antidepressant of the Prozac type (Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs) have been forced to issue a new warning acknowledging that some patients may become dependent and duffer side effects on withdrawal. Prozac addiction warning…

The depressing truth about antidepressants

By Harry Shapiro The brain has a whole fleet of chemical couriers called neurotransmitters (NTs) which it uses to send messages to different parts of the body. They are released across a synaptic gap to engage with receptors on the…

Benzodiazepines

Tranquillisers, minor tranquillisers, tranx, downers, benzos Diazepam (Valium), vallies, blues Alprazolam (Xanax) Lorazepam Temazepam, jellies, eggs Flunitrazepam (rohypnol), roofies, R2 Phenazepam, kronic, bonsai Nitrazepam, Oxazepam, Chlordiazepoxide (Librium), Lorprazolam   What are Benzodiazepines? Benzodiazepines are the most commonly prescribed sedative drugs. They…