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Alcohol with diazepam

I m 26. I was work in hospital as a house officer ! One day, the patient admitted with alcohol withdrawal syndrome. He does not drink alcohol since 3 days ago. He suffer restless then I injected diazepam 10 mg iv ! In a few min, he got like gasping and then dead by respiratory arrest ! I did CPR but can't revive ! So can I give Diazepam to the patient who is suffering from alcohol withdrawal ? Advise me pls ! Thank you
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Sorry I posted wrong title :(
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It is very unusual for diazepam to cause respiratory arrest. The death may be coincidental.  There is no evidence that diazepam causes excessive ventricular irritability. Alcoholics tend to go suddenly. Don't blame yourself. Hopefully there was an autopsy. I'll throw out a wild card. Depression of the repiratory system does not cause sudden "gasping". A blood clot in one of the main vessels leading to the lungs causes "sudden gasping".  That is my guess. This may or may not show in the autopsy.
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Thanks u for yr kindness !
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