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Lorazepam (Ativan) 6-8 mg (0.1 mg/kg; not to exceed 2 mg/min) IV at 1-2

mg/min. May repeat 6-8 mg q5-10min (max 80 mg/24h) OR Diazepam (Valium), 5-10 mg slow IV at 1-2 mg/min. Repeat 5-10 mg q5-

10 min prn (max 100 mg/24h). Phenytoin (Dilantin) 15-20 mg/kg load in NS at 50 mg/min. Repeat 100150 mg IV q30min, max 1.5 gm; monitor BP. Fosphenytoin (Cerebyx) 20 mg/kg IV/IM (at 150 mg/min), then 4-6 mg/kg/day in 2 or 3 doses (150 mg IV/IM q8h). Fosphenytoin is metabolized to phenytoin; fosphenytoin may be given IM. If Seizures Persist, Administer Phenobarbital 20 mg/kg IV at 50 mg/min, repeat 2 mg/kg q15min; additional phenobarbital may be given, up to max of 30-60 mg/kg.

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