WHAT IS BENZODIAZEPINES TEST?
Benzodiazepines are nonbarbiturate, sedative-hypnotic, and anticonvulsant schedule IV drugs used to treat anxiety and insomnia. They are strongly protein bound, metabolised in the liver, and excreted in urine and faeces. Benzodiazepines have long half-lives of 30-200 hours. Overdose may lead to coma and death from respiratory arrest. Serum levels are used to determine therapeutic and toxic levels and the full range of benzodiazepines but are not generally helpful in gauging the effects of the overdose.