Whats is the first line treatment for status epilepticus?

Status epilepticus. It is an emmergency, call 911, the paramedics will start treatment on spot, preserving breathing by intubation, giving intraventicular seizure medications such as ativan, (lorazepam) then transferring the patient to icu, loading with IV medications and to continue the medical care.
Meds ASAP. Treatment of status epilepticus involves potent sedatives and anti seizure meds in a controlled urgent / emergency room setting. These meds need given intravenously asap.

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What are the first treatments for status epilepticus?

Status Epilepticus. First choice is valium, others are tegretol, dilantin, lidocaine, barbiturates, general anesthesia, and as last resort ketamine.
Status Epilepticus. First choice is valium, others are tegretol, dilantin, lidocaine, barbiturates, general anesthesia, and as last resort ketamine.

What are the first treatments for status epilepticus?

Status Epilepticus. First choice is valium, others are tegretol, dilantin, lidocaine, barbiturates, general anesthesia, and as last resort ketamine.
Status Epilepticus. First choice is valium, others are tegretol, dilantin, lidocaine, barbiturates, general anesthesia, and as last resort ketamine.

Why would coma induction be used as a treatment for refractory status epilepticus?

For brain protection. It is thought that repetitive seizures if not controlled can themselves injure the brain. If the seizures are hard to control it is necessary to give drugs which deeply sedate the patient in order to stop the seizures.
Rest the brain. Recurrent or repetitive seizures are considered as status epilepticus. This can be very stressful to the brain. The brain cells are in high state of activity and can be damaged. High levels of nerve calming drugs are necessary that suppress brain activity, produce a state of coma, and allow brain cell recovery. Eeg monitoring can measure the brain cell activity.