Dangers of Dibenzazepine Abuse
Dibenzazepine is a chemical compound used as an intermediate agent in the synthesis of certain analgesic and antipsychotic drugs. Drugs such as clomipramine, desipramine, imipramine, imipraminoxide, lofepramine, metapramine, opipramol, quinupramine, and trimipramine are manufactured from dibenzazepine.
First appearing during the 1960s, most of the medications found in the list of first and second generation antidepressants, together with certain anticonvulsants, are derived from dibenzazepine. Even though dibenzazepine is still in use today, it is slowly being replaced by newer, more benign, drugs.
Dibenzazepine is normally ingested in pill form, but can also be administered intravenously. Because dibenzazepine acts directly on the nervous system, it can produce manic episodes in those who use the drug, even while under medical supervision. Dibenzazepine, given its antidepressant nature, can also act as a painkiller and/or sedative, which means it blocks the pain receptors of the brain, making it the drug of choice for those seeking its sedative properties.
Some of the immediate dangers of abusing any form of medication that has been developed from dibenzazepine come from the drug’s side effects, which can include hallucinations, an increase of the patient’s natural aggression, mood swings, restlessness, and severe anxiety. Because of this, and the violent component of the drug’s side effects, the danger of abuse is extended to those in the immediate area of the patient at the time of ingestion.
Continued use of the drug can result in permanent damage, which become manifest in sleep disorders, as well as psychosis, and suicidal tendencies, among others.