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Indications for Benzodiazepines Antianxiety, Anticonvulsant, Sedation
Suffix for Benzodiazepines -pam, -lam, -zam
Other identifier? -aze- or -azo- in the middle of the generic name
Common Side Effects Drowsiness, Lethargy, Ataxia, Depression, Restlessness, Slurred Speech, Bradycardia, Hypotension, Diplopia (Double Vision), Nystagmus (involuntary eye movement), N/V, Constipation, Incontinence, Urinary Retention, Respiratory Depression, Rash, Urticaria
Nursing Interventions Monitor Respirations, Monitor Liver Function, Monitor Kidney Function, Monitor bone marrow function (or WBC count), Monitor for s/s chemical abuse. (Consider how to respond re: addiction. Remember, these drugs have high abuse potential)
What are you most concerned about before administering this medication - blood pressure or respiratory status? Respiratory Depression
Name some Benzodiazepines Clonazepam (Klonopin) Diazepam (Valium) Chlordiazepoxide (Librium) Lorazepam (Ativan) Flurazepam (Dalmane)
Created by: Manik_Semiramis