Benzylpiperazine (Trifluoromethyl-Phenylpiperazine): Treatment and rehabilitation

Last modified: Thursday, 25. December 2008 - 8:34 am

Emergency treatment depends on the immediate toxic effects of BZP and TFMPP. High blood pressure, abnormal heart rate or rhythm, seizures or convulsions, fever, and abnormal movements all have specific treatments and may require hospitalization for intravenous medications and general supportive care. Coma or decreased level of consciousness, respiratory depression, difficulty breathing, and severe allergic reaction may require treatment in an intensive care unit and assisted respiration. If a user experiences any untoward effects, or if someone inadvertently takes a much larger dose of medicinal piperazines than prescribed, it is prudent to contact a doctor, emergency medical services, or poison control.

As piperazine abuse has been recognized only recently, specific detoxification, addiction, and rehabilitation programs have not yet been developed, nor are success rates known for specific treatments. Presumably, treatment protocols will follow general principles of other substance abuse programs and will include psychological counseling.

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