Antianxiety Agents (Benzos)

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padr3ko
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195750
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Antianxiety Agents (Benzos)
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2013-01-27 16:20:18
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  1. Chlordiazepoxide(librium)
    Dizepam(Valium)
    SE: lethargy, hangover, respiratory depression
    Hypotension
    CNS depressant, use for anxiety, sedation, etoh withdrawal, seizures, cigarettes increase clearance of drug, etoh increase cns depression
  2. alprazolam(xanax), clonazepam(Klonopin), lorazepam(ativan),oxazepam(serax)
    SE: drowsiness, hypotension, hepatic dysfunction, increase salivation, memory impairment, confusion
    CNS depressant, safer for elderly, no etoh, renal/hepatic studies, DO NOT abruptly discontinue, addictive potential
  3. Midazalam(versed):
    Retrograde amnesia, euphoria, hpotension, dysrhymia, cardiac arrest, repiratory depression
    • CNS depressant
    • preop sedation, conscious sedation for endoscopic procedures and diagnostic tests

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