Sedating side effects


Therefore, someone who is thinking about discontinuing CNS depressant therapy or who is suffering withdrawal from a CNS depressant should speak with a physician or seek medical treatment.

In higher doses, some CNS depressants can be used as general anesthetics.CNS depressants should be used with other medications only under a physician's supervision.Typically, they should not be combined with any other medication or substance that causes CNS depression, including prescription pain medicines, some over-the-counter cold and allergy medications, or alcohol.Sedatives work by slowing down brain activity resulting in drowsiness or relaxation.Many types, though, including barbiturates (like Nembutal) and benzodiazepines (like Valium and Xanax) have the potential for abuse and severe accompanying complications.Symptoms of psychological dependence: needing the drug to function and being obsessed with obtaining the drug.

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