Tag Archives: Flumazenil

Alprazolam (Xanax)

Benzodiazepine Sedative / Tranquilizer Highlights Of Prescribing Information • Oral benzodiazepine that may be useful for unwanted behaviors in dogs or cats • Contraindications: Aggressive animals (controversial), benzodiazepine hypersensitivity • Caution: Hepatic or renal disease • Adverse Effects: Sedation, behavior changes, & contradictory responses; physical dependence is a possibility; may impede training • C-IV controlled… Read More »

How are benzodiazepines used clinically?

Due to the potential for excitement, the benzodiazepines are infrequently used for premedication in healthy patients; their main indication being for epileptic animals or those scheduled for myelography, where some would consider acepromazine contra-indicated due to its effects on seizure threshold. Even in these two groups of animals, benzodiazepines are best used in combination with… Read More »