Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Q: Chlordiazepoxide is a commonly used drug in ICUs for prevention and treatment of acute alcohol withdrawal. It has all the properties except?

A) amnestic,
B) anticonvulsant,
C) useful in myasthenia gravis,
D) anxiolytic,
E) skeletal muscle relaxant

Answer: C

Chlordiazepoxide is a drug of choice in ICUs to prevent and treat mild alcohol withdrawal symptoms due to its amnestic, anticonvulsant, anxiolytic and hypnotic effect. But as it has some skeletal muscle relaxant properties, it is not advised to be used in myasthenia gravis. 

Objective of above question is to highlight the muscle relaxant properties along with other known properties of  "Benzos" particularly chlordiazepoxide.

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