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Benzodiazepine Overdose

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Also see Barbiturate overdose

  • Barbiturates were commonly used as sleeping pills in the past.  They are also used in the migraine medication Fiorinal/Fiorocet.  Benzodiazepines are medications in the family of Valium, Xanax, and Ativan.  They are commonly prescribed for sleep or anxiety.

  • Support and protect airways
  • Gastric lavage ("pump stomach") and give activated charcoal
  • Flumazenil for Benzodiazepine overdose

  • If the individual needs emergency medical treatment, Call 911.  Untreated, these conditions can lead to death.

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