ACEM Primary Pharmacology of Flumazenil: the Pharmacokinetics; Pharmacodynamics; Clinical uses; Adverse effects
Flumazenil is a competitive benzodiazepine antagonist with a limited role in the management of benzodiazepine poisoning. Usually to reverse procedural sedation, accidental paediatric ingestion with compromise, and rarely to help make a diagnosis of benzodiazepine overdose or if a patient's airway is compromised without quick access to intubation equipment
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Flumazenil: benzodiazepine antagonist; competitive antagonist that act on the benzodiazepine receptor