The majority of respondents from the Divisions of Child Neurology, Emergency Medicine, and Hospital Medicine recommend prescribing ANY benzodiazepine for abortive therapy. However, a consensus, as defined by 75% of respondents, for a particular agent was not reached.
Recommended doses for medications:
Outpatient meds for seizure recurrence
Consensus from the Divisions of Child Neurology, Emergency Medicine, and Hospital Medicine was NOT reached regarding prescription of a benzodiazepine at the time of discharge for community use as abortive therapy for potential recurrence of a prolonged complex febrile seizure. Therefore, we do not recommend prescribing a benzodiazepine for all patients at discharge. However, this could be considered based on individual or parent factors, and provider comfort.