Benzodiazepines in epilepsy: pharmacology and pharmacokinetics

  title={Benzodiazepines in epilepsy: pharmacology and pharmacokinetics},
  author={J. Riss and J. Cloyd and J. Gates and S. Collins},
  journal={Acta Neurologica Scandinavica},
  • J. Riss, J. Cloyd, +1 author S. Collins
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
  • Benzodiazepines (BZDs) remain important agents in the management of epilepsy. They are drugs of first choice for status epilepticus and seizures associated with post‐anoxic insult and are also frequently used in the treatment of febrile, acute repetitive and alcohol withdrawal seizures. Clinical advantages of these drugs include rapid onset of action, high efficacy rates and minimal toxicity. Benzodiazepines are used in a variety of clinical situations because they have a broad spectrum of… CONTINUE READING
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