Which medications in the drug class Anticonvulsants are used in the treatment of Reye Syndrome?

Updated: Apr 02, 2018
  • Author: Debra L Weiner, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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Anticonvulsants

Seizures may occur with increased ICP and ammonia levels.

Lorazepam (Ativan)

Widely used off-label in children to abort and/or prevent seizures and status epilepticus. Contains benzyl alcohol, so it is contraindicated in neonates and its association with gasping syndrome.

Fosphenytoin (Cerebyx)

Indicated for the treatment of generalized tonic-clonic seizures (eg, status epilepticus).


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