The pharmacy's contribution to reduce the use of dependence-creating medicine
- At: 2007 FIP Congress in Beijing (China)
- Type: Presentations + Posters
- By: HøYBERG, Birgitte (Holstebro Løveapotek, Holstebro, Denmark)
Background: Benzodiazepines inhibit the cognitive functions and increase the risk of accidents by falling. The effect of the medicine decreases fast and both physical and psychological dependence are developed. This is the reason why benzodiazepines should only be used for a limited time and in low doses. However, many patients have stayed on.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.