A patient is admitted to the hospital for overdose of lorazepam. The nurse should expect the physician to order the administration of:


•Flumazenil is a GABA antagonist used for benzodiazepine overdose. It competitively inhibits benzodiazepine activity on GABA receptors.

•Naloxone is an opioid receptor competitive antagonist used for opioid overdose.

•Naltrexone is an opioid receptor antagonist (non-competitive) used for opioid dependence.

•Methadone is an opioid analgesic often used for opioid dependency.

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