Diazepam

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Diazepam
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2010-06-13 20:50:48
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  1. Diazepam - Generic name:
    Diazepam
  2. Diazepam - Trade name:
    Valium
  3. Diazepam - Class:
    Sedative hypnotic
  4. Diazepam - Actions/pharmacodynamics:
    • 1) Anticonvulsant
    • 2) Skeletal muscle relaxant
    • 3) Sedative
    • 4) General CNS depressant
  5. Diazepam - Indications:
    • 1) Generalized seizures
    • 2) Status epilepticus
    • 3) Premedication prior to cardioversion
    • 4) Skeletal muscle relaxant
    • 5) Acute anxiety states
    • 6) Tachycardia secondary to cocaine overdose
  6. Diazepam - Contraindications:
    Allergy to medication
  7. Diazepam - Precautions:
    • 1) Local venous irritiation
    • 2) Short duration of effect
    • 3) Avoid mxing with other medications due to precipitation
    • 4) Decreased LOC
  8. Diazepam - Side effects:
    • 1) Drowsiness
    • 2) Hypotension
    • 3) Respiratory depression, apnea
  9. Diazepam - Adult dosage:
    • 1) Status epilepticus: 5 - 10 mg IV
    • 2) Acute anxiety and cocaine overdose: 2 - 5 mg IV
    • 3) Premedication for cardioversion: 5 - 15 mg IV
  10. Diazepam - Route:
    IV no faster than 1 mL / min, IM, rectal, or ET
  11. Diazepam - How supplied:
    Ampule and prefilled syringe: 10 mg / 2 mL
  12. Diazepam - Pediatric dosage:
    Status epilepticus: 0.2 - 0.5 mg / kg / dose

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