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The longer a seizure lasts, the less likely it will stops on its own without medication. Very long seizures (i.e. statue epilepticus) are dangerous and even
What is an emergency specialist’s approach to acute management of epilepsy and status epilepticus?
Epilepsy Emergency medication. A seizure is not normally a medical emergency and the vast majority of seizures are self-limiting. However on occasions a medical emergency known as status epilepticus can occur.
Status epilepticus is a medical emergency that usually requires intravenous medication. Medications are given as single IV boluses, or as IV loading doses followed by maintenance doses, or as continuous infusions.
Status epilepticus (SE) is an epileptic seizure of greater than five minutes or more than one seizure within a five-minute period without the person returning to normal between them. Previous definitions used a 30-minute time limit.
Research shows that emergency medicines (see below), given when a seizure has lasted 5 minutes, can prevent status epilepticus.
Status epilepticus, or 'status' is a medical emergency that requires quick attention - in fact, quick medical care can save a life.
Status epilepticus can occur at any age. However, it usually affects the very young and very old. It is a medical emergency which can be fatal unless it is treated right away.
Known epileptic, with inadequate/ceased medication most common single cause. Good prognosis.