If you’re unfortunate enough to suffer – or know anyone who suffers from – anxiety disorder, then your probably know Oxazepam, one of the most popular anxiety drugs currently prescribed by therapists and physicians all over the world. Right? Here’s how the box looks like:
Maybe you’ve seen this package in your household. Maybe you handle it personally on a daily basis. Or maybe you’ve never even heard about it. Whatever your relation or familiarity with this prescription anxiety drug, you should find this news intriguing:
It was recently noticed that residues from benzodiazepines such as Oxazepam (also widely used anti-depressants like Prozac) carried into the rivers and ocean from via sewer waste, are affecting many species of fish in unexpected and somewhat disturbing ways. According to a recent article published in the prestigious Science magazine, the list of affected specimens is growing fast, as well as the list of drugs found to carry over this unexpected effect after being expelled from the patients’ bodies.
Affected by the renmants of those drugs, the fish will often develop all kinds of bizarre symptoms, getting overly agitated, voracious, and acting particularly aggressive towards one another. How strange is that?
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These are drugs created for just to relax humans and help them cope with chronic anxiety, and as far as we know they are quite effective at that. Well, at least we’re talking about the most often prescribed anxiety and medication drugs currently available in the market.
Do you know of anyone who takes Oxazepam or Prozac? Have you noticed any unusual side effects since they started taking those meds? Also, does these news make you question whether patients taking these drugs should reconsider their position, or at least tell their physicians about these news?
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