What is the role of barbiturates and benzodiazepine in the treatment of scorpion envenomation?

Updated: Nov 09, 2018
  • Author: David Cheng, MD; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Administer barbiturates and/or a benzodiazepine continuous infusion for severe excessive motor activity. In some cases, be aware that meperidine and morphine may potentiate the venom. Also, the concurrent use of barbiturates and narcotics may add to the respiratory depression in patients who have been envenomated.

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