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diazepam Route PO, IV, Rectal
diazepam Action Enhances inhibitory effect of GABA - acts in the limbic system to make the GABA more effective to interfere with neuron firing leading to an anxiolytic effect
diazepam Uses Anti-Anxiety (Anxiolytic), Hypnotic, Anticonvulsant Purposes, Pre-Op Sedation, Prevention of agitation and delirium tremens in acute alcohol withdrawal, Treatment of Anxiety Symptoms associated with depression, acute psychosis or mania
diazepam Adverse Effects CNS depression effects (drowsiness, lethargy), new or worsening seizures, nausea, constipation, drooling or dry mouth, mild skin rash, itching - concerns of overdose
diazepam Contraindications Severe Respiratory Disorders,Severe liver or kidney Disease, Hypersensitivity Reactions, History of Alcohol or other drug abuse, Narrow-Angle Glaucoma, Pregnant or Breastfeeding (Cat D), Concurrent use with other CNS Depressants
diazepam RN Considerations monitor BP,pt needs to identify/avoid factors that cause nervousness, no need to take a combo of anxiety meds, do NOT perform tasks that require alertness , avoid alcohol, do NOT stop taking abruptly, take with water or food
diazepam BBW BBW profound respiratory depression
Created by: amandalw98



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