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04-08-02 Drugs used in status epilepticus

Clonazepam
Formulary

Clonazepam Tablets 500mcg 
Clonazepam Tablets 2mg
Clonazepam Oral solution 500mcg/5ml
Clonazepam Oral Solution 2mg/5ml


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Diazepam
Formulary

Diazepam Solution 5mg/2.5ml Rectal Tube 
Diazepam Solution 10mg/2.5ml Rectal Tube
Diazepam Injection 10mg/2ml Amps

Use IV and Rectal solution for Status Epilepticus


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Lorazepam
Formulary

Lorazepam Injection 4mg/ml Amp
Lorazepam Oral Solution 1mg/ml SF
Lorazepam Tablets 1mg
Lorazepam Tablets 2.5mg

 


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Midazolam buccal Buccolam®
Formulary

Buccolam Pre-filled Syringe 0.5ml(2.5mg)
Buccolam Pre-filled Syringe 1ml(5mg)
Buccolam Pre-filled Syringe 1.5ml(7.5mg)
Buccolam Pre-filled Syringe 2ml(10mg)

Only Licensed for patients between 3 months and 18 years of age. For patients over 18 years of age, Buccolam may be used off-label.


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Phenytoin
Formulary

Phenytoin Injection 250mg/5ml Amps

NHS Improvement Patient Safety Alert: Risk of death and severe harm from error with injectable phenytoin (November 2016)

Use of injectable phenytoin is error-prone throughout the prescribing, preparation, administration and monitoring processes; all relevant staff should be made aware of appropriate guidance on the safe use of injectable phenytoin to reduce the risk of error.

 


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Paraldehyde
Formulary

Paraldehyde Injection 5ml - May be given rectally, not for parenteral use.
Paraldehyde Rectal solution (Pre-mixed 50:50 - 50% paraldehyde and 50% olive oil).

Unlicensed product.

 

Link  Medicines For Children: Paraldehyde for seizures
 

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