Three anti-seizure drugs equally effective for severe form of epilepsy – Science Daily

Treatments for refractory status epilepticus A new study suggests three drugs commonly used by doctors in the emergency room to treat patients with refractory status epilepticus are equally safe and effective. Dule964/Dreamstime.com

There are three treatment options commonly used by doctors in the emergency room to treat patients with refractory status epilepticus, severe seizures that continue even after benzodiazepine medications, which are effective in controlling seizures in more than two-thirds of patients. New findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine reveal that the three drugs, levetiracetam, fosphenytoin, and valproate, are equally safe and effective in treating patients with this condition. The study was supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health.

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