What is the ED treatment for seizures in caffeine toxicity?

Updated: Aug 21, 2018
  • Author: David Yew, MD; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Seizures should be treated with benzodiazepines (eg, lorazepam). Barbiturates are second-line agents. Animal studies demonstrated that phenytoin is not useful in controlling seizures induced by methylxanthines and that they may actually increase mortality. [25]


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