Benzodiazepine discontinuation among community-dwelling older people: A population-based cohort study

J. Simon Bell, Piia Lavikainen, Mikko Korhonen, Sirpa Hartikainen

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Long-term use of benzodiazepines has been associated with advancing age, female gender, depression, and use of more than two other prescription drugs. Discontinuing benzodiazepines may improve body stability and daytime cognition without causing distressing withdrawal symptoms or emergent sleep difficulties. The objective of this study was to investigate benzodiazepine discontinuation in the municipality of Leppävirta in eastern Finland from 2006 to 2008.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-106
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

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