Most pharmacokinetic drug interac- tions involve either the inhibition or induction of specific P450s involved in the metab- 24 Moody olism of benzodiazepines buy geodon 20mg lowest price. They are the most common and the better documented of drug interactions with benzodiazepines order geodon 40mg without prescription. Most, however, result in either an increased (inhib- itors) or decreased (inducers) activity of the benzodiazepine. When therapeutic doses are used these interactions may have clinical and forensic, if carried into driving or other machine-operating environments, but rarely lethal consequences. Pharmacokine- tic drug interactions with benzodiazepines are specific for certain benzodiazepines depending upon the enzyme(s) involved in their metabolism. A more recent review was restricted to alpra- zolam, midazolam, and triazolam (55). These drugs, which include ethanol, opioids, and barbiturates, also cause respiratory depression, and their com- bined use can have additive, and has been described in some cases, even synergistic effects. The potential for pharmacodynamic interactions exists for all benzodiazepines regardless of route of metabolism; synergistic interactions, however, may involve a combined pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic interaction that is specific for cer- tain benzodiazepines. A number of reviews have considered the interactions of benzo- diazepines and ethanol (56–59). The tables presenting pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic results of clinical studies (Tables 14–30) are structured in a similar format with consistent abbreviations. The Occurrence of Other Drugs or Ethanol in Benzodiazepine-Associated Deaths The epidemiologic record presents circumstantial evidence for the importance of drug interactions of benzodiazepines with ethanol and opioids. Those that investigated the involve- ment of other drugs and/or ethanol in the deaths are listed in Table 11A. In general, deaths linked to benzodiazepine use often, but not always, also have evidence of etha- nol and/or other drug use. Some studies investigated only the involvement of ethanol (60,61), or other drugs (62), in addition to benzodiazepines. It is therefore difficult to get an exact estimate of how often only benzodiazepines were identified. In one study carried out in the United States and Canada that investigated deaths involving diaz- epam, only 2 of 914 deaths were identified with only diazepam (63). In another study carried out in Sweden, benzodiazepines were identified in 144 of 702 deaths without other drugs or ethanol (64).

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