DIAZEPAM

Card Set Information

Author:
wstjean42
ID:
78444
Filename:
DIAZEPAM
Updated:
2011-04-09 14:56:21
Tags:
MED WS
Folders:

Description:
DIAZEPAM
Show Answers:

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview

The flashcards below were created by user wstjean42 on FreezingBlue Flashcards. What would you like to do?


  1. DIAZEPAM VALIUM

    CLASS
    BENZO
  2. DIAZEPAM VALIUM

    MOA
    • By intensifying the activity of GABA, it suppresses the spread of
    • seizure activity through the motor cortex of the brain.

    • It is effective in the management of stress, anxiety, and alcohol withdrawal due
    • to its sedative properties.

    • Additionally, it is effective as a
    • premedication for minor orthopedic procedures due to its skeletal
    • muscle relaxant properties,

    • and as a premedication for
    • cardioversion because it produces amnesia.
  3. DIAZEPAM VALIUM

    INDICATION
    1Seizures (status epilepticus)

    2To induce sedation prior to painful procedures

    3Acute anxiety
  4. DIAZEPAM VALIUM

    CONTRA INDICATION
    Known hypersensitivity,

    • shock,
    • coma,

    acute alcohol intoxication
  5. DIAZEPAM VALIUM

    PRECAUTION
    Can cause local irritation, therefore, use large vein when possible

    • Seizure activity may reoccur due to its lipid solubility
    • Use with caution in patients with myasthenia gravis,
    • impaired renal or hepatic function, obstetrical patients, and the elderly
  6. DIAZEPAM VALIUM

    SIDE EFFECTS
    HD TA ASS EH DNV BVRD

    • Hypotension, drowsiness,
    • tachycardia, ataxia,
    • amnesia, slurred speech,
    • edema, headache,
    • dizziness, N/V,
    • blurred vision, respiratory depression
  7. DIAZEPAM VAL

    INTERACTIONS
    Effects are enhanced when used in conjunction with

    other CNS depressants and alcohol

    Cimetidine may increase diazepam plasma levels
  8. DIAZEPAM VAL

    D&R
    Adult: 5 mg IVP, may repeat at 2.5 mg q 5 minutes prn, max 10 mg

    Pedi: 0.1 - 0.25 mg/kg IV/IO, maximum single dose 5 mg

    • 0.5 mg/kg PR, maximum single dose 10 mg
    • may repeat once after 5 minutes
  9. DIAZ VAL

    PHAMACOKINETICS
  10. Onset = 1 - 5 minutes IV
    Half-life = 20 - 50 hours
  11. DIAZEPAM

    NOTE:

    ANTAGONIST
    FLUMAZENIL

What would you like to do?

Home > Flashcards > Print Preview