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What drugs are used to treat nerve gas poisoning?

Nerve gas poisoning can be treated with drugs before and after exposure. Some drugs, such as pyridostigmine bromide, can only be used as a pretreatment and must be discontinued after exposure occurs. The most common drug treatments for nerve gas poisoning are atropine and diazepam, which act as antidotes to most nerve gas toxins. Oximes, such as 2-PAM, Toxogonin R, and Contrathion R, act as anticonvulsants and protect the musculoskeletal system from damage.

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How does nerve gas poisoning affect the body?
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