Compared to other benzodiazepines, it has reduced side effects such as impaired cognition, reaction times and coordination.45678 which makes it best suited as an anxiolytic because of these reduced sides effects. With higher doses such as 40 mg of camazepam, impairments similar to those which occur with other benzodiazepines manifest as disrupted sleep patterns and impaired cognitive performance.9 Animal studies have shown camazepam and its active metabolites possess anticonvulsant properties.10Skin disorders have been reported with use of camazepam however.11 Camazepam is believed to increase attention.12 Camazepam unlike other benzodiazepines does not disrupt normal sleep patterns.13 Camazepam has been shown in animal experiments to have a very low affinity for benzodiazepine receptors compared to other benzodiazepines.14 Camazepam is almost completely absorbed into the bloodstream after oral administration with 90 percent bioavailability achieved in humans.15 Camazepam is metabolised into an active metabolite temazepam.16 Compared to temazepam, camazepam has shown roughly equal anxiolytic properties, and less anticonvulsant, sedative and motor-impairing properties.
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