Flumazenil is structurally accompanying to benzodiazepines but acts as an adversary to about-face the allaying furnishings of these agents.
It acts at the GABAA receptor circuitous to competitively arrest the activity of benzodiazepine at the receptor sites.
Flumazenil is administered intravenously to annul the furnishings of benzodiazepines including sedation, anamnesis loss, psychomotor impairment, and respiratory depression. It is added able in abandoning balance and absent-mindedness than respiratory depression.
Flumazenil’s activity is awful specific, accordingly it cannot be acclimated to about-face the furnishings of opioids or added allaying agents that do not accept an affection for the benzodiazepine receptors.