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Status epilepticus

Status epilepticus

Drugs used in status epilepticus Preparations Comments
Diazepam  2mg/ml rectal solution (2.5mg, 5mg & 10mg rectal tubes)   
Midazolam Buccal Epistatus 10mg/ml buccal solution available as:
10mg pre-filled oral syringe

CD. For status epilepticus. Prescribe Epistatus® brand (use in adults is off label). Approved for shared care. Buccal midazolam recommendation April 2012 

Note: other organisations may prescribe the licensed product Buccolam® 5mg/ml and risk of brands being inadvertently exchanged exists.
Buccolam® 5mg/ml is used by North Essex LD Services


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