Drug management for acute tonic-clonic convulsions including convulsive status epilepticus in children.

@article{McTague2002DrugMF,
  title={Drug management for acute tonic-clonic convulsions including convulsive status epilepticus in children.},
  author={Amy McTague and Timothy Richard Martland and Richard C Appleton},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2002},
  volume={1},
  pages={CD001905}
}
BACKGROUND Tonic-clonic convulsions and convulsive status epilepticus (currently defined as a tonic-clonic convulsion lasting at least 30 minutes) are medical emergencies and require urgent and appropriate anticonvulsant treatment. International consensus is that an anticonvulsant drug should be administered for any tonic-clonic convulsion that has been continuing for at least five minutes. Benzodiazepines (diazepam, lorazepam, midazolam) are traditionally regarded as first-line drugs and… CONTINUE READING