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Nicotine and Benzodiazepines

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Hi, I was wondering if nicotine interacts with benzodiazepines such as clonazepam, alprazolam, or diazepam? I have heard conflictings stories and would like the advice of an expert. Thank you.

Yes, tobacco smoking and in some cases Nicotine can interact with many medicines including benzodiazepines in the body and can decrease their effectiveness by increasing their metabolism in the body.

Kindly go through the link given below for more information.

tobacco smoke and medications

Nicotine Drug Interactions

Drug interactions with smoking

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