Category: Drugs

Phenobarbital Status Epilepticus

Phenobarbital status epilepticus that does not respond to first-line ben-zodiazepines (lorazepam or diazepam) or to second-line antiepileptic drugs (phenytoin/fosphenytoin, phenobarbital or valproate) is usually considered refractory and requires more …

Barbiturate Allergy

Incidences of anaphylaxis have been reported after induction with thiopental. The incidence of barbiturate allergy is estimated to be 1 per 30,000 patients. The majority of the patients who …

Propofol Myoclonus

Excitatory events following propofol administration are well described. The pathophysiology of these propofol myoclonus movements is not known. The drug should be used cautiously in patients with movement disorders. …