Nova Scotia Health Authority. Aberdeen Hospital. Pharmacy Services.
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Benzodiazepines are a group of medications that work as sedatives. They are commonly called “benzos”. Diazepam and lorazepam are 2 benzodiazepines used to manage all stages of alcohol withdrawal. This pamphlet explains how to take this medication, how benzodiazepines help, how your prescriber will decide which benzodiazepine is right for you, how much medication you will need, and possible side effects.