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Management of Status Epilepticus. Also know as "Status". When the seizure will not stop. Usually over 5 minutes in duration. Can impair daily function, in areas of memory, speech, walking etc.

Indications: Diazepam is mainly used to treat anxiety, insomnia, and symptoms of acute alcohol withdrawal. It is also used as a premedication for inducing sedation, anxiolysis or amnesia before certain medical procedures (e.g., endoscopy). Intravenous diazepam or lorazepam are first line treatments for status epilepticus; However, lorazepam has advantages over diazepam including a higher rate of terminating seizures and a more prolonged anticonvulsant effect. Diazepam is rarely used for…