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Part of the benzodiazepines family; Used for the control of seizure activity; Schedule IV controlled drug
Mechanism of Action
CNS depressant with sedative, muscle relaxant, anticonvulsant and amnesiac effets; 3-4 times as potent as valium; Intensifies activity of gama-aminobenzoic acid (GABA) a major inhibitory neurotransmitter of the brain
For the control of seizure activity if Valium not available
Patients with known hypersensitivity to drug; Acute narrow angle glaucoma; Patients in shock, or comatose
Can cause respiratory depression, apena, cardiac disturbances; Do not adminiter in cases os acute alcohol intoxication; Decrease dosage by half for elderly (>70) or debilitated patients; Nursing mothers; Severe hypotension with rapid IV push
Dosage and Administration
- Adults-2-5 mg IV or IM
- Pediatrics-0.1 mg/kg slow IVP
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