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September 1988

Sublingual Lorazepam in Childhood Serial Seizures

Author Affiliations

From the Section of Pediatric Neurosciences, Children's Hospital of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Am J Dis Child. 1988;142(9):931-932. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1988.02150090029016

• Sublingual lorazepam was successful in controlling serial seizures in ten children. There was both intrasubject and intersubject variability in the effective dose, which ranged from about 0.05 mg/kg to 0.15 mg/kg. Side effects were minimal and consisted of drowsiness, unsteadiness, nausea, and hyperactivity. Sublingual lorazepam is an easy and effective way to treat serial seizures at home.

(AJDC 1988;142:931-932)

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