Evidence-based guideline: treatment of convulsive status epilepticus in children and adults: report of the guideline Load: 5 mg/kg IV at 50 mg/min; max dose 500 mg Phenytoin: 20 mg/kg IV up to 50 mg/min (give at a slower codeine ct 30 of 25.
Phenobarbital typically is used after a benzodiazepine or phenytoin has failed to control status epilepticus. The normal loading dose is 15 to 20 mg per kg Intravenous phenobarbital also is associated with systemic hypotension. Phenytoin is given as an IV loading dose of 18 mg/kg, dissolved in normal saline, and infused at a rate no faster than 50.
Intravenous phenytoin for status epilepticus in adults For patients already taking phenytoin, seek advice for loading dose calculations. Table 1: Loading dose. Administer diazepam (0.15 mg/kg) or lorazepam (0.1 mg/kg) IV over 5 minutes, followed by fosphenytoin or phenytoin Fosphenytoin is given in a dose of 15-20 mg phenytoin equivalents [PE]/kg, at a rate not to exceed 150 mg PE/min).
The dose of phenytoin is 18-20 mg/kg, at a rate not to exceed 50 mg/min). 1) Generalized convulsive status epilepticus Fosphenytoin 10mg PE/kg IV or Phenytoin 10 mg/kg IV Repeat q5mins until szs stop (max load 2mg/kg). Includes dosages for Epilepsy and Status Epilepticus; plus renal, liver and 150 mg PE/min followed by maintenance doses of either fosphenytoin or phenytoin.