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Lorazepam is also a benzodiazepine drug, and may suppress respirations, although it is less prone to do so than diazepam. It acts slightly more slowly than diazepam, but its effective duration of action is 8 to 10 hours, making it recommended as initial treatment for status epilepticus.
Status epilepticus: An epileptic seizure that lasts more than 30 minutes; a constant or near-constant state of having seizures. Status epilepticus is a health crisis, and requires immediate treatment. See also epilepsy, seizure disorders.
Frequently, status epilepticus is treated by intravenous medications and supplemental oxygen.
Status Epilepticus Treatment & Management - Medscape Reference emedicine.medscape.com Apr 28, 2014 ... Both generalized tonic-clonic status epilepticus (SE) and subtle SE must be treated aggressively.
In some children with status epilepticus, seizures persist despite treatment with adequate doses of an initial two or three anticonvulsant medications, and this condition con-stitutes refractory status epilepticus.
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Treatment of status epilepticus ABCs: • Avoid hypoxia. Provide oxygen via simple facemask or nasal cannula. • An oral airway may be helpful but difficult to place in a seizing patient.
The first line of treatment for seizures is a benzodiazepine.