Medications Used to Treat Seizures and Status Epilepticus in Adult ICU Patients

AEDs in the ICU.

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From ENLS:


Mechanism of action

  1. Benzodiazepines – stimulates GABA A receptor subunits, leads to inhibition of transmission through chloride channel-induced hyperpolorization of resting cells embrane, at high levels Benoza function in a manner similar to phenytoin

 

Neurocritical Care Society provided dosing cards for IV and PO AEDs in their website for free.  See links below for PDF files.

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Reference:

Tesoro, Eljim P. and Gretchen M. Brophy. “Pharmacological Management Of Seizures And Status Epilepticus In Critically Ill Patients”. Journal of Pharmacy Practice 23.5 (2010): 441-454. Web.

Manno, in The Neurohospitalist

Medication Dosing Cards | NCS. (2019). Retrieved from https://www.pathlms.com/ncs-ondemand/courses/2653/sections/12865

 

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