Class: Anxiolytics/sedatives/hypnotics/neuroleptics (CNS agents)
Mechanism of Action:
Molecular Formulae: C16H13CLN2O = 284.7
Precautions: Hypersensitivity to benzodiazepines. respiratory depression. hypotension.
Indications/Uses: Status epilepticus by slow iv.anxiety 15-30mg daily. in muscle spasm 2-15mg daily.
Interactions: Increased effect/toxicity: alcohol, cns depressants, cimetidine. decreased effect: phenytoin, carbamazepine.
Side Effects: Impaired alertness. dependence. paradoxical increase in aggression. drowsiness. confusion. ataxia.