Specific treatment of benzodiazepine overdose.

  title={Specific treatment of benzodiazepine overdose.},
  author={Philippe E R Lheureux and R S Askenasi},
  journal={Human toxicology},
  volume={7 2},
Intentional benzodiazepine (BZD) overdose is usually a benign condition frequently encountered in the emergency department of hospital. Twenty-one patients, who were suspected of BZD overdose, were treated with the antagonist of the central type BZD-receptors Ro 15-1788. Samples for toxicological analysis were taken before and after treatment. The patients were divided into three groups. In the first group (pure BZD overdose, n = 9), rapid and complete awakening was observed in all the patients… CONTINUE READING

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