Diazepam: new guideline

Description: - The doses have been amended and simplified.- Confusion over ‘large’ and ‘small’ doses has been removed.- Smaller rectal doses for patients 70 years and over are outlined.- The full dose should be given so that convulsion recurrence is much less likely.- The adult convulsions guideline is currently undergoing review, and recent evidence on the medicines management of convulsions will be sought, reviewed and considered.
Date Update Posted Online: September 7, 2017
Book: Reference Edition
Section Title: Diazepam
Priority: Orange
Guidelines Print Date: September 20, 2017
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