Flumazenil does not consistently reverse the amnestic effects of benzodiazepines. Provide patient and family with written instructions for postprocedure care. Inform family that patient may appear alert at the time of discharge but the sedative effects of the benzodiazepine may recur. Instruct patient to avoid driving or other activities requiring alertness for at least 24 hr after discharge.
Instruct patient not to take any alcohol or nonprescription drugs for at least 1824 hr after discharge.
Resumption of usual activities should occur only when no residual effects of the benzodiazepine remain.