A Country Guide news report examines the possible side effects, including an increased risk of falls, of bezodiazepines for loss of sleep and anxiety.

An increased risk for falls and broken bones is a possible complication of benzodiazepine use. You may think that it is only the elderly or even people in nursing homes who may have this increased risk, but anyone can be affected. It also seems that you are at the greatest risk within the first couple of weeks of beginning a new prescription or new dose of a benzodiazepine.

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