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Benzodiazepines are prescription medicines that are also called sleeping pills or anti-anxiety medicines. There are well-recognised harms from taking benzodiazepines long term. These include dependence, drowsiness, dizziness and falls.
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Podcast host Lynn Weekes discusses the risks of taking benzodiazepines long term, and how gradual dose tapering can be carefully and safely achieved in the primary care setting.
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