Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Fact of the day: Paradoxical agitation with benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines frequently are administered to patients to induce sedation.

Paradoxical reactions to benzodiazepines, characterized by increased talkativeness, emotional release, excitement, and excessive movement, are relatively uncommon and occur in less than 1% of patients.

The exact mechanism of paradoxical reactions remains unclear. 

It is important to be aware of this side effect because increasing the dose of benzodiazepine would worsen the condition.

No comments:

Post a Comment

This is express yourself space. Where you type create something beautiful! <3
Wondering what do I write? Well...
Tell us something you know better. You are a brilliant mind. Yes, you are! ^__^
Ask about something you don't understand @_@?
Compliment... Say something nice! =D
Be a good critic and correct us if something went wrong :|
Go ahead. Comment all you like here! (:

PS: We have moderated comments to reduce spam. ALL comments that are not spam will be published on the website.