Study links benzodiazepines to higher pneumonia risk

12/6/2012 | DoctorsLounge.com

An analysis of data from a U.K. health database showed that patients who took benzodiazepines, particularly diazepam, lorazepam and temazepam, were 54% more likely to develop pneumonia than those who didn't take the drugs. People who used the sedatives also had a 22% higher risk of death within a month after being diagnosed with pneumonia, and a 32% higher risk of death within three years after diagnosis. The study appeared in the journal Thorax.

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