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Last updated: 06 May 2020
Published: 01 Apr 2021

4.1 Therapeutic indications

Parenteral Epanutin is indicated for the control of status epilepticus of the tonic-clonic (grand mal) type and for the prevention and treatment of seizures occurring during or following neurosurgery and/or severe head injury.

It is also indicated for the treatment of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias or arrhythmias secondary to digitalis intoxication, when these have not responded to other available antiarrhythmic treatments or when other antiarrhythmic agents cannot be used.

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