Sedative & Amnesic Drugs
How is it given?:
by mouth (PO), intravenous (IV), intramuscular (IM) (rarely)
Treatment of seizures, relief of anxiety, ICU sedation, conscious sedation for ICU procedures, pre-operative sedation, alcohol withdrawal syndrome, relief of acute musculoskeletal pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting
Used to treat seizures as initial therapy. Also useful in the ICU for sedation. Most often given as an IV form as needed. May also be given as a continuous infusion.