Substance: Schedule IV
monitor patients with suicidal tendencies.
with caution in psychiatric patients due to paradoxical reactions of
excitement, over stimulation and acute rage.
with caution in seizure disorder patients due to an increase in
occurance of grand mal seizures.
impair higher order motor function, therefore use caution when
operating machinery or automobiles.
not drink alcohol and use with caution when administering with other
CNS depressive medications.
administering IV or IM to children, have respiratory assistance
available. Give slowly over 3 minutes in a dosage not to exceed
0.25mg/kg. After 15-30 minutes, if children is stable, may repeat
initial dosage. If no
relief after three doses, commence adjunctive therapy.
take with food if gastrointestinal upset occurs.
Reactions (Side Effects):
nervous system: drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, blurred vision,
bradycardia, tachycardia, hypertension, hypotension
constipation, diarrhea, dry mouth
orally, rectally, intravenously