Concept

Phenazepam

Summary
Phenazepam (also known in Russia as bromdihydrochlorphenylbenzodiazepine) is a benzodiazepine drug, first developed in the Soviet Union in 1975, and now produced in Russia and some affiliated countries. Phenazepam is used in the treatment of various mental disorders such as psychiatric schizophrenia and anxiety. It can be used as a premedication before surgery as it augments the effects of anesthetics. Recently, phenazepam has gained popularity as a recreational drug; misuse has been reported in the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, and the United States. Indications
  • Neurosis, neurosis-like, psychopathic (personality disorder), psychopathic-like and other conditions accompanied by fear, anxiety, increased irritability, and emotional lability
  • Brief reactive psychosis and hypochondriasis-senestopathic syndrome
  • Vegetative dysfunction and vegetative lability
  • Insomnia
  • Alcohol withdrawal syndrome
  • Temporal lobe epilepsy and myoclonic epilepsy (used only occasionally as b
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