Autoinjectors offer way to treat prolonged seizures – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Seizures are symptoms of a brain problem. Most seizures last from 30 seconds to 2 minutes and do not cause lasting harm. Dr. Walter Koroshetz at the NIH explains that standard treatment has been anticonvulsant drugs, including lorazepam, which are typically given intravenously, through an IV.
Koroshetz: Now, you can imagine if you've ever seen somebody who is seizing that they are moving sometimes violently and it's really hard to start an IV.Narrator: Dr. Koroshetz explains that a new study is looking at using the drug midazolam as a first line treatment because it can be given with an autoinjector. For details, visit www.ninds.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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