How do you give diazepam per rectum?
Turn the person on his/her side facing you, bend his/her upper leg forward, and separate his/her buttocks to expose the rectum. Gently insert the syringe tip into the rectum until the rim is snug against the rectal opening. Slowly count to 3 while pushing in the plunger until it stops.
How long does it take for Diastat to work?
How long does it take to work? Diastat is absorbed quickly from the rectum. Seizures may stop within 15 minutes of giving the medicine, but it will continue to work for much longer. The Diastat reaches a peak level in the bloodstream in about 1.5 hours but can last almost 2 days.
Why is diazepam used rectally?
Rectal administration of the intravenous form of diazepam has been used successfully for hospital and home treatment of prolonged seizures. Rectal diazepam can be given by a treating doctor when intravenous access cannot readily be obtained, as is often the case in infants and toddlers.
How often can diastat be given?
Diastat is generally recommended to be used only once every 5 days or no more than 5 times a month. If you have clusters more often than this, talk to your health care professional about what to do.
Why is diazepam given slowly?
Diazepam Injection BP should not be diluted when administered via intravenous or intramuscular injection. IMPORTANT: In order to reduce the likelihood of adverse effects during intravenous administration the injection should be given slowly (1.0ml solution per minute).
What injection puts you to sleep?
Midazolam injection is used to produce sleepiness or drowsiness and relieve anxiety before surgery or certain procedures. When midazolam is used before surgery, the patient will not remember some of the details about the procedure.
How quickly should Diastat work?
Is diastat and diazepam the same?
Diastat (dye-ah-stat) is the brand name used in the United States and Canada for the seizure medicine with the generic name diazepam rectal gel. It is a seizure rescue medicine that is inserted into a person’s rectum to stop a cluster of repeated seizures.