Chlormethiazole in treatment of status epilepticus.Br Med J 1975; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5971.603 (Published 14 June 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;2:603
- P K Harvey,
- T W Higenbottam,
- L Loh
Chlormethiazole (Heminevrin) was successful in controlling fits in seven out of nine episodes of intractable status epilepticus. It was administered as a constant intravenous injection at rates of up to 0.7g/h. No serious side effects were encountered, and the drug deserves wider recognition as a useful therapeutic agent in the management of status epilepticus.