Cross-tolerant

Cross-tolerant

A drug that has the same pharmacological effect as another is considered cross-tolerant. Cross-tolerant drugs are often used in treating withdrawal syndromes.
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During detoxification, benzodiazepines are used as substitution of cross-tolerant drugs to prevent progression from minor alcohol withdrawal symptoms to major ones.
Methadone maintenance patient are cross-tolerant to the antinociceptive effect of morphine.
In addition to using parenteral rapid-acting sedative-hypnotic agents that are cross-tolerant with alcohol, the investigators recommended comprehensive supportive care, including history, physical exam, and a thorough diagnostic evaluation.