Which medications in the drug class Benzodiazepines are used in the treatment of Cauda Equina and Conus Medullaris Syndromes?

Updated: Jun 14, 2018
  • Author: Segun Toyin Dawodu, JD, MD, MS, MBA, LLM, FAAPMR, FAANEM; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Benzodiazepines

These agents may act in the spinal cord to induce muscle relaxation.

Diazepam (Diastat, Valium)

Diazepam depresses all levels of the CNS (eg, limbic and reticular formation), possibly by increasing activity of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Individualize dosage and increase cautiously to avoid adverse effects.


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