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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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