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Buspirone
BuSpar
Nonbenzopdiazepines
Takes 7-10 days dcr potential abuse, dcr sedation anticolinergic effects
s/s withdrwl w/prolong use
Alprazolam
Xanax
Benzodiazepines
addicting, CNS depressant
dcr GABA=calming effect
Chlordiazepoxide
Librium
Benzodiazepines
Only use with alcohol withdrawl
Clonazepam
Klonopin
Benzodiazepines
dcr GABA=calming effect
Tx:anxiety, pre-op sedation mild muscle relaxant, insomnia, sometimes panic attacks.
Clorazepate
Tranxene
Benzodiazepines
Tx: Anxiety, pre-op sedation mild muscle relaxant, insomnia sometimes panic attacks.
Diazepam
Valium
Benzodaizepines
Tx; anxiety, pre-op sedation
mild muscle relaxant, insomnia sometimes panic attacks.
Benzodaizepines
Common Side Effects
Confusion, headache, agitation, oversedation, drowsiness, constipation, dcr libido, urinary retention, hypersensitivity, lethargy, blurred vision: may be havit-forming, withdrawal syndrome w/prolonged use.
Benzodiazepines
Nursing Implications
Withdraw drug slowly, no ETOH, driving, learn to cope.
liver changes, assess mood and affect, monitor for paradoxical excitement.
Donot mix parenteral solution w/anyother Rx. food and antacids drc absorption