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Chlorazepate in Canine Patients with Epilepsy

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    November 14, 2022 3:08 PM EST

    Question submitted during Session III of The Canine Epilepsy Summit:

    "How does clorazepate compare to the other emergency meds (midazolam, diazepam)? Is oral the only way to administer clorazepate?"

    "Is clorazepate as effective as midazolam in stopping clusters?"

    - Answers provided by a Session III Panelist:

    Clorazepate is an oral medication (only).

    We do not have studies on clorazepate to control seizures in dogs as we do for midazolam - but in general we would expect a drug that is administered either intravenously or intranasally to work more rapidly to control seizures than a drug given orally.