Results in on second-line meds for paediatric status epilepticus

Australian and UK research tally in finding two drugs are equally effective
Clare Pain
Emergency department

Two studies carried out in hospital EDs show that phenytoin and levetiracetam are equally effective as second-line therapy for convulsive status epilepticus in children.

The results provide the first randomised-controlled trial evidence to help decide between the two drugs when first-line therapy with benzodiazepines fails.