Benzodiazepines (Anxiolytic and Sedative-Hypnotic) NCLEX Nursing Questions With Answers (NCLEX EXAM 2022)
1. Which medication below is NOT considered a Benzodiazepine?
The answer is D. Phenobarbital is a barbiturate. How you can recognize a Benzodiazepine is that the middle of the generic drug name will have either “ze” or “zo” and most end with “pam” or “lam” expect Clorazepate and Chlordiazepoxide.
2. Select ALL the statements below that are INCORRECT about Benzodiazepines?
A. “Benzodiazepines are CNS stimulants.”
B. “Benzodiazepines provide the most therapeutic and safest effects when prescribed with opioids.”
C. “Benzodiazepines can be used to treat seizures.”
D. “Narcan is the antidote used to reverse toxicity caused by Benzodiazepines.”
The answers are A, B, and D. Benzodiazepines are CNS depressants, they should NOT be used with opioids (the FDA has issued a black box warning on this due to the increased risk of overdose), and Flumazenil is the antidote for Benzodiazepines.
3. Benzodiazepines amplify the effect of what neurotransmitter?
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