Research Article

Chlormethiazole in treatment of status epilepticus.

Br Med J 1975; 2 doi: (Published 14 June 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;2:603
  1. P K Harvey,
  2. T W Higenbottam,
  3. 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.