Consider Levetiracetam for Benzo-Resistant Status Epilepticus

New evidence will renew debate about which med to use for status epilepticus patients who DON'T respond to a benzodiazepine.

Continue to first optimize the benzo dose...such as giving up to 8 mg of lorazepam.

There are several recommended options to try next...but many hospitals use IV fosphenytoin due to long-standing experience.

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