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Management of Generalised Convulsive Status Epilepticus in Adults Guideline - Update

Posted: Friday, April 29, 2022

Category - Medicines Update

The NHSGGC management of generalised convulsive status epilepticus in adults guideline has been updated.

Key changes

  • Benzodiazepine options, doses and routes of administration for initial treatment have been updated
  • Three antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are now included as treatment options when seizures persist following benzodiazepines:- Levetiracetam, sodium valproate and phenytoin
  • Details of indications, cautions and considerations are included to help guide choice of treatment

Safe Use of Lithium

Posted: Friday, April 15, 2022

Category - Medicines Update

Key messages: Lithium is a gold standard treatment for maintenance treatment of bipolar affective disorder Lithium has a high potential for toxicity and requires careful monitoring to ensure its safe and...