Why Diazepam withdrawal is so important

Why Diazepam withdrawal is so important

Here at Claims Pharmacy, we are Australia’s first data driven Pharmacy care company with the aim to protect injured people and help reduce drug dependency of prescribed medications.

Extensive examination of data by Claims Pharmacy indicates that there is an increased use of Diazepam by injured people across both Workers Compensation and CTP schemes. With 42% of our injured people being prescribed Diazepam, the team have regularly reviewed claims where this medication has been prescribed or consumed inappropriately.

This prescribed drug if used correctly assists the injured person in addressing their medically identified condition including anxiety, seizures, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome, muscle spasms, insomnia, and restless legs syndrome. However Diazepam should not be consumed long term.

In Australia, Diazepam is only available via prescription and can only be used on the advice and direction of the respective medical professional, as they can become highly addictive and detrimental to an individual’s health if not taken appropriately.

It is important that when reducing the use of Diazepam that it is gradual and supervised by a medical professional.

NPS MedicineWise has indicated long term use can interfere with normal central nervous system functions, leading to serious side effects such as:

  • Drowsiness, confusion, loss of memory
  • Dizziness, fatigue, headaches
  • Restlessness, severe sleep disturbances, hallucinations
  • Sudden anxiety, depression, agitation, anger, abnormal behaviour
  • Seizures, difficulty breathing, choking, coughing
  • Addiction and dependency

These side effects can result in serious health risks and a decrease in the overall health, wellbeing and functional capacity of an injured person.

At Claims Pharmacy our Medication Management programs focus on communication and collaboration between all stakeholders. Our primary focus is on improving quality of life and optimising health and wellness outcomes. Our preventative approach minimises risks associated with prescription medication, providing a safer and faster recovery for the injured person.

At Claims Pharmacy we emphasise the importance of reducing the rate of addiction and secondary injuries that can be caused by the improper use of Diazepam. For more information on our Medication Management programs, please contact Claims Pharmacy on 1300 926 220 or email us at ask@claimspharmacy.com.au

The information on this website is not substitute for medical advice, nor is it to be used for diagnosis and treatment.