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What are the disadvantages of nerve gas poisoning treatment?

Nerve gas poisoning is generally treated with atropine, diazepam, and a class of drugs known as oximes. However, atropine may require multiple dosages and may not be effective against the musculoskeletal effects of nerve gas poisoning. Diazepam is generally efficient only within the first 40 minutes of exposure to nerve agents, and oximes may become ineffective within a few minutes. Other drugs, such as benzodiazepine, may cause respiratory and sedation problems. The pretreatment drug pyridostigmine bromide can cause gastrointestinal upset, shortness of breath, and vision problems.

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How does nerve gas poisoning affect the body?
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Nerve gas poisoning interferes with cell respiration and the breakdown of acetylcholine, which regul...
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What are treatment options for nerve gas poisoning?
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Nerve gas poisoning can be treated before or after exposure. Before exposure, you can take drugs suc...
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How is nerve gas poisoning diagnosed?
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Generally, nerve gas poisoning is diagnosed by observing symptoms. There are few laboratories capabl...
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How do chemicals work to cause nerve gas poisoning?
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