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FLUMAZENIL (Romazicon)

Name/Class: FLUMAZENIL (Romazicon)/Benzodiazepine Antagonist
Description: Flumazenil is a benzodiazepine antagonist used to reverse the sedative, recall, and psychomotor effects of diazepam, midazolam, and the other benzodiazepines.
Indications: Respiratory depression secondary to the benzodiazepines.

Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to flumazenil or benzodiazepines; those patients who take medication for status epilepticus or seizures; seizure-prone patients during labor and delivery; tricyclic antidepressant overdose.

Precautions: Hepatic impairment, elderly, pregnancy, nursing mothers, head injury, alcohol and drug dependency and physical dependence on benzodiazepines.

Dosage/Route: 0.2 mg IV over 30 sec/min, up to 1 mg.

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