Helex (Helex) is in a group of drugs called benzodiazepines (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peens). Helex affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety.
Helex is used to treat anxiety disorders, panic disorders, and anxiety caused by depression.
Helex is an anxiolytic drug, a derivative of triazolo-benzodiazepine. This medication has anxiolytic, sedative, hypnotic, anticonvulsant, central muscle relaxant effect. The mechanism of action is to enhance the inhibitory effect of endogenous GABA in the CNS by increasing the sensitivity of the GABA-receptor mediator as a result of stimulation of benzodiazepine receptors located in the allosteric center of postsynaptic GABA-receptor activating ascending reticular formation of brain stem neurons and the lateral horns of the spinal cord; reduces the excitability of the subcortical brain structures (the limbic system, thalamus, hypothalamus), inhibits the polysynaptic spinal reflexes.