DiaStat 10mg (diazapam rectal gel)

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   Posted 1/10/2007 11:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone here used this medication. I have just been prescibed it. It worked when I started seeing purple spots (my aura) but I was wondering, if i'm having a seizure and someone gives it to me, how long does it take to work? The pharmasist says its a great medicine.
Just wondering what your experinces are.
 PS: my sez. are non-EP

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   Posted 4/24/2007 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I have used it on my son and the first few times he came out of it within 3 minutes and then slept. Most recently, it took about 10 minutes.

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   Posted 4/25/2007 6:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I have not use diazepam as a rectal gel but my understanding of meds tells me that it should work quicker than tablets. I think diazepam is a good drug (I have had tablets before) and so faster effect times can only make it better!

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 5/29/2007 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I have used Diastat for my son, since his second seizure, he has only had a few that we havent needed to use it, the docs say that it takes at least 5 minutes to work, hope this helps

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   Posted 6/26/2011 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
used it tonight on my son, it started to work within 5 min. made this seizure way less scary
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