Which medications in the drug class Benzodiazepines are used in the treatment of Organophosphate Toxicity?

Updated: Sep 22, 2018
  • Author: Kenneth D Katz, MD, FAAEM, ABMT; Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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Benzodiazepines

These agents potentiate effects of gamma-aminobutyrate (GABA) and facilitate inhibitory GABA neurotransmission.

Diazepam (Valium, Diastat, Diazemuls)

For treatment of seizures. Depresses all levels of CNS (eg, limbic and reticular formation) by increasing activity of GABA.


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