True, and I actually believe now, in certain anti-depressants, the anxiolytic effects are now somewhat similar and comparable to benzos in terms of helping anxiety, but with far less cognitive impairment.
Because of it's potency, relatively short half-life, fast onset of action, strong binding to the GABA-receptor-complex and it's inactive metabolite Ativan (lorazepam) has a high potential for abuse and dependence.it can be argued but ativan is indeed the safest purest and least addicting of the benzos, as for it bein functional, it can help u get past big hurdles or anxiety situations but most benzos make u feel like a zombie and stops your ability to process information as well so it helps in some ways and temorarily worsens other ways in daily functions
What I wrote above does absolutely not apply for all benzos, read up the pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of the different benzos and you will eventually figure that out. Because a drug is very 'pure' doesn't make it less dangerous; you seem not to understand what the term "potency of benzodiazepines" means and I wouldn't say that "every benzos is very dangerous".umm that applies for all the benzos, ativan has less drug-drug interactions making it less dangerous, it is a very pure drug making it also less dangerous, every benzo is potent and very dangerous but ativan works better for most people shortacting and is somewhat safer
Maybe you read it, but forgot most of the facts:the only thing that differs is shortacting and long but all benzos are very dangerous whether its used for insomnia or anxiety, the purer a drug is, it is usually less dangerous than a nonpureer drug. you dont seem to understand what "pure" means. and yes i have read the pharmocology of different benzos
I am curious, which benzo. is the least sedating and has the most muscle relaxant properties?Maybe you read it, but forgot most of the facts:
Benzos not just differ in half-life & duration of action but also in potency, onset of action and have "varying sedative, hypnotic (sleep-inducing), anxiolytic (anti-anxiety), anticonvulsant, muscle relaxant and amnesic properties". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benzodiazepine
If used correctly (eg. as needed [prn] for anxiety) benzos are safe drugs with very low toxicity.
It would be wonderful if you could give your definition of "drug purity".
Benzos with strong(er) muscle relaxant properties are in general sedating (eg. Temazepam, Valium) - Alprazolam on the other hand is in considered less sedating but not a good muscle relaxant.I am curious, which benzo. is the least sedating and has the most muscle relaxant properties?