Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines are commonly prescribed medications, accounting for around one in every 20 prescriptions written by GPs in Australia. Benzodiazepines are usually prescribed in a tablet or capsule form for oral use. Occasionally they are used in ways other than as prescribed, including by injection.

This fact sheet includes:

  • What are benzodiazepines?
  • What is Stilnox?
  • How many people use benzodiazepines?
  • What are the effects?