Valium, Xanax Prescriptions Could Raise Overdose Risk in Youth

TUESDAY, Nov. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Teenagers and young adults who use benzodiazepines to treat insomnia may be at heightened risk of overdose, a new study finds.

Benzodiazepines include anxiety medications like Ativan, Klonopin, Valium and Xanax, as well as prescription sleep aids such as estazolam (ProSom), triazolam (Halcion) and temazepam (Restoril).

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