What Is Quazepam Used For?

How Does Quazepam Work?

Quazepam is part of a group of medications known as benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines have several different effects on the body, including:
 
  • Relaxing muscles
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Causing sleepiness
  • Stopping seizures
  • Impairing short-term memory.
     
All benzodiazepine medications can have these effects to some degree, depending on the specific medication and the dose. They work in the brain by enhancing the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a chemical that is naturally calming. GABA can slow down or stop certain nerve signals in the brain. This is why quazepam and other benzodiazepines are known as mild tranquilizers, sedatives, or central nervous system depressants (CNS depressants).
 

Is Quazepam Used in Children?

Quazepam is not approved for treating insomnia in children or adolescents. Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using the drug in children.
 

Is Quazepam Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend quazepam for treating something other than insomnia. Currently, using the drug to treat anxiety disorders is considered an off-label quazepam use.
 

Quazepam Drug Information

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