Benzodiazepine Poisoning

  title={Benzodiazepine Poisoning},
  author={Pierre Gaudreault and Joanne Guay and Robert L. Thivierge and I Verdy},
  journal={Drug Safety},
SummaryBenzodiazepines are among the most frequently prescribed drugs worldwide. This popularity is based not only on their efficacy but also on their remarkable safety. Pure benzodiazepine overdoses usually induce a mild to moderate central nervous system depression; deep coma requiring assisted ventilation is rare, and should prompt a search for other toxic substances. The severity of the CNS depression is influenced by the dose, the age of the patient and his or her clinical status prior to… 
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