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Benzodiazepines

– Depresses the CNS and supresses seizure activity.

Drugs includes:

  • Klonopin
  • Tranxene
  • Valium

Used for:

  • Seizures
  • Alcohol Withdrawal
  • Epilepsy

 

Side Effects/ Adverse Reaction

  • Drowsiness
  • Ataxia
  • Respiratory Depression

– Tell patient to not taper the drug abruptly.

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