Patient Resources for
Status Epilepticus (SE)
Status epilepticus (SE) is an epileptic seizure of prolonged duration of more than five minutes or several seizures within a five-minute period where the individual does not recover between seizures. SE is a medical emergency associated with significant morbidity and mortality.
While there are no FDA approved treatments for SE, single or combinations of intravenous (IV) antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) are used to attempt to break the seizures. We are developing ganaxolone IV for the hospital setting, offering a new mechanism of action for SE patients who continue to experience seizures despite treatment, a clinical situation referred to as refractory status epilepticus (RSE).