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Benzodiazepine Overdose (Overview)

A benzodiazepine is a sedative used for procedures or sometimes in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Examples of these medications include lorazepam, diazepam, or Alprazolam an overdose is consuming more than the recommended amount of drug. Death is uncommon with overdose of benzodiazepines alone but has been reported.


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What is the treatment for benzodiazepine overdose?

What is the treatment for benzodiazepine overdose?

Supportive: Generally, the treatment is supportive, e.g. Monitoring of vital signs, securing airway and ensuring adequate ventilation, and administration of IV fluids. ...Read more

Benzodiazepine Overdose (Overview)

A benzodiazepine is a sedative used for procedures or sometimes in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Examples of these medications include lorazepam, diazepam, or Alprazolam an overdose is consuming more than the recommended amount of drug. Death is uncommon with overdose of benzodiazepines alone but has been reported.


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What is the definition or description of: benzodiazepine overdose?

What is the definition or description of: benzodiazepine overdose?

Too much sedative: A benzodiazepine is a sedative used for procedures or sometimes in the treatment of anxiety disorders. Examples of these medications include lorazepam, diazepam, or Alprazolam an overdose is consuming more than the recommended amount of drug. Death is uncommon with overdose of benzodiazepines alone but has been reported. ...Read more

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Benzodiazepine overdose --call 911?

Benzodiazepine overdose --call 911?

OD is over dose: If any medication , is taken as instructed by the physician is safe and not called as od. Substance abusers, get addicted and take several times the therapeutic dose reaching lethal levels of medication then called od, if it happens yes call 911 and stay till ambulance arrives and may need CPR ...Read more

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What is the treatment for benzodiazepine overdose?

Supportive: Generally, the treatment is supportive, e.g. Monitoring of vital signs, securing airway and ensuring adequate ventilation, and administration of IV fluids. ...Read more

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Can overdosing on benzodiazepines cause withdrawal symptoms afterward?

Unlikely: If is truly an overdose, then withrawal symptoms are unlikely. However, if you take the benzodiazepine regularly. there will be a withdrawal syndrome. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm feeling like overdosing on benzodiazepines, manic depression?

If you are having: thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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I have a serious question about drug overdose. Can you od on prescription benzodiazepine ?

OD is over dose: If any medication , is taken as instructed by the physician is safe and not called as od. Substance abusers, get addicted and take several times the therapeutic dose reaching lethal levels of medication then called od, . ...Read more

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Why was i given benzodiazepine for tmj?

Why was i given  benzodiazepine for tmj?

Stress reduction: Often one of the causes of TMJ is stress. The benzodiazepine reduces your anxiety and stress and also helps you sleep better at night so that your joints can heal. ...Read more

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Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more


Benzodiazepine (Definition)

They are used for anxiety ...Read more