Benzodiazepines are commonly used in toxic doses as a suicidal modality, majorly because of easy availability. Most often, these drugs do not cause much more than excessive sedation and sleepiness. Rarely, however, they may lead to respiratory depression, coma and may even prove to be fatal. This case report highlights a case of clonazepam poisoning, taken as a suicidal measure. The patient was treated symptomatically, and no specific antidotes were given. The patient survived the poisoning despite intake of tablets equivalent to over 20 mg of the drug.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 01-01-2015|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)