Intravenous levetiracetam: a new treatment alternative for refractory status epilepticus.

@article{Moeddel2009IntravenousLA,
  title={Intravenous levetiracetam: a new treatment alternative for refractory status epilepticus.},
  author={Gabriel Moeddel and Sabine Bunten and Christine Dobis and Stjepana Kovac and Mustafa Doğan and Marthe Fischera and Rainer Dziewas and Wolf R{\"u}diger Sch{\"a}bitz and Stefan Evers and Svenja Happe},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 6},
  pages={689-92}
}
The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of intravenous levetiracetam (LEV-iv) in refractory status epilepticus (SE). A retrospective chart review was performed on patients who received LEV-iv for treatment of SE (n = 36) and had failed at least one other antiepileptic drug. LEV-iv (median 3000 mg/day; range 1000-9000) was administered as a bolus loading (500-2000 mg per 30-60 min, n = 30) or as a continuous pump infusion (n = 6). SE was terminated in 69… CONTINUE READING
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