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Diazepam for Seizures

Diazepam rectal gel (Diastat®) is a seizure medication that belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines. It is designed to treat occasional bouts of increased seizure activity in people who are already taking other seizure medications. Because it can be used anywhere and typically starts working within 15 minutes, it can help prevent trips to the emergency room.
 
Diazepam rectal gel is not intended for daily use. In fact, using it too often can make it less effective and may actually increase a person's risk for seizures. Talk with your healthcare provider if you have frequent episodes that require treatment with diazepam rectal gel (more than one episode every five days, or more than five episodes per month).
 
(Click What Is Diazepam Rectal Gel Used For? to learn more about using this prescription product. This article also lists the age groups it is approved for and explains how it works.)
 

Diazepam for Seizures

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