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Hypnotic and Anxiolytic Medicines

 

Changes to Prescribing of Hypnotics/Anxiolytics (Benzodiazepines)

The Committee on Safety of Medicines has advised that all GP Practices should avoid long-term prescribing of the following medicines:

Diazepam

Nitrazepam

Lorazepam      

Temazepam

Loprazolam     

Zopiclone

Lormetazepam

Zolpidem

Oxazepam

Zaleplon

Please note that these tablets will now no longer routinely be started by Practices.

If you are already taking any of the above medicines then you may be invited for a review with your doctor to discuss a plan to step down/ stop the medicine.

If this affects you and you would like more information, please discuss with your doctor.

 

  

Patient Information Leaflet



 
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