Are benzodiazepines a reasonable pharmaceutical alternative for management of agitation in demented elders?
Many trials are old^ most are short and/or small^ and the results are inconsistent. Benzodiazepines appear^ at best^ equivalent to antipsychotics in reducing agitation in the short-term^ but superior to placebo. If used^ they should be stopped as soon as possible due to potential harms.
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Publication Date: 2015-3-2
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