4.8.2 Drugs used in status epilepticus

Drugs used for Status epilepticus not listed below:


Midazolam buccal liquid
  • Buccolam® oromucosal solution 5mg/ml prefilled oral syringe 2.5mg, 5mg, 7.5mg, 10mg
  • Epistatus® buccal solution 10mg/ml, 5ml bottle with four oral syringes. Also available as pre-filled oral syringes of 2.5mg, 5mg, 7.5mg and 10mg. (unlicensed preparations)


  1. Prescribers are reminded that the two different brands of buccal midazolam contain different concentrations of the drug per ml
  2. The brand of midazolam prescribed should be dictated by the individual patient care plan. The brand should not be changed without the full involvement of specialist and patient/carer. Where it is changed take extra care to make sure that any dose instructions that refer to mls of liquid give the correct dose in mg for the new product.
  • Tablets 1mg (£4.41 = 1mg daily)



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