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The downside of ‘benzos’: risk of dependence

Using benzodiazepines continuously for longer than 4 weeks can be problematic because tolerance and dependence are more likely to develop, which can lead to more severe side effects. Read about benzodiazepine use on the NPS MedicineWise website.

Using benzodiazepines continuously for longer than 4 weeks can be problematic because tolerance and dependence are more likely to develop, which can lead to more severe side effects.
Read about benzodiazepine use on the NPS MedicineWise website.

Choosing Wisely Australia translated resources

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