Treatment options for status epilepticus

Curr Opin Pharmacol. 2003 Feb;3(1):6-11. doi: 10.1016/s1471-4892(02)00005-x.


Status epilepticus is a neurological emergency requiring prompt pharmacological intervention. Recent advances in the treatment of this condition include the introduction of treatment algorithms that are tailored more specifically to clinical situations, a trend towards more aggressive therapies if initial treatment with front-line agents fail, and a better understanding of the role of treatment for patients in status epilepticus in the out-of-hospital setting.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ambulatory Care / methods
  • Ambulatory Care / trends
  • Animals
  • Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use*
  • Clinical Trials as Topic / statistics & numerical data
  • Clinical Trials as Topic / trends
  • Humans
  • Status Epilepticus / drug therapy*


  • Anticonvulsants