Benzodiacepine overdose

Posted on Jan 5, 2018 in Adverse effects, Doctor X files


Can an overdose on xanax slow down the breathing to 6 breaths per minute? (I thought that was a symptom of opiate overdose?) and if xanax does slow down breathing this much, is this considered dangerous?


Although bradypnea (decreased respiratory rate) is more typical of opiate overdose, it is a possible symptom of benzos overdose. Opiate overdose can kill a person by respiratory depression, this is very unlikely overdosing benzos.

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