Benzodiazepines

The benzodiazepines are contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to the drugs. The benzo-diazepines are used cautiously during pregnancy (Category D) and in patients with psychoses, acute narrow angle glaucoma, liver or kidney disease, and neurologic disorders. The benzodiazepines are used cautiously in elderly or debilitated patients. When the benzodiazepines are used with other CNS depressants (eg, alcohol, narcotic analgesics, and antidepressants), an additive CNS depressant effect may occur. Increased effects of the benzodiazepines are seen when the drugs are administered with cimetidine, disulfiram, and oral contraceptives. When the benzodiazepines are administered with theophylline, there is a decreased effect of the benzodiazepines. See Chapter 30 for additional information on the benzodiazepines.

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