diazepam - rectal, Diastat
GENERIC NAME: DIAZEPAM - RECTAL (dye-AZZ-eh-pam)
BRAND NAME(S): Diastat
USES: This medication is used to treat episodes of increased seizures (e.g., acute repetitive seizures, breakthrough seizures) in people who are already taking medications to control their seizures. This product is only recommended for short-term treatment of seizure attacks. It is not for ongoing daily use to prevent seizures. Uncontrolled seizures can turn into serious (possibly fatal) seizures that do not stop (status epilepticus).Diazepam belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines which produce a calming effect on the brain and nerves (central nervous system). It is thought to work by increasing the effect of a certain natural chemical (GABA) in the brain.
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