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Class
Benzodiazepine
Mechanism of Action
Inhibits spread of electrical activity
Indications
Major motor seizures, premedication for cardioversion or TCP, sedation associated with intubation, muscle spasms, acute anxiety, agitation
Contraindications
Hypotension, altered mental status
Side Effects
Hypotension, respiratory depression
Interactions
CNS depressants or alcohol
Dosage
0.05 mg / kg IV, max is generally 4 mg