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Benzodiazepines and opioids are two types of medications that act on the brain. Stress, sleeplessness, and worry episodes were treated with benzodiazepines, whereas discomfort is treated with opioids. Since both reduce the desire to breathe, individuals who use opiates and benzodiazepines at a similar moment get an increased chance of overdose.
Doctors had long cautioned about the dangers of mixing sedatives and prescribed painkillers, such as Xanax and Vicodin, Valium and Norco, or Restoril and Percocet. Recent research finds that prescribing the two distinct kinds of medicines to the same person by numerous doctors instead of the single physician is highly dangerous.
We know that having overlapping opioid and benzodiazepine prescriptions is one of the strongest risk factors for overdose. Our findings suggest that the circumstances that lead to these overlapping prescriptions matter.
External Reference: https://www.datasourcehub.com/drug-riskier-doctors-prescribe/