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What is flurazepam?

Flurazepam treats insomnia by slowing brain activity and relaxing muscles to induce sleep. It is marketed under the brand name Dalmane. Flurazepam is a benzodiazepine, which is part of a class of drugs that enhances the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA, a naturally occurring neurotransmitter that has a calming effect on neural activity. Flurazepam is a central nervous system depressant. Flurazepam is habit-forming and should be taken only under a doctor's supervision. It is recommended for short-term use, and is only available by prescription.

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