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Question: 30MG OF VALIUM IV W/IN 2 HRS FOR 37 POUND 3 YR OLD FOR SEZIU


 DYLANSMOM - Sun Oct 03, 2004 10:30 pm

MY 3 YROLD HAD A SIEZURE WAS TAKEN TO A SMALL ER. WAS THERE FROM 636 AM UNTILL 10.19 IN WHICH HE DIED FROM CARDIAC ARREST.
THEY WERE GIVING HIM VALIUM IV. HE RECIEVED A TOTAL OF 30 MG.
HE RECIEVED 5 AT 8.40 AND THEN ANOTHER 5 AT 850 ONLY TEN MINUTES APART. 20 MINUTES LATER HE STARTED GOING INTO CA.
HE PASSED AT 1019. I don't UINDERSTAND WHAT HAPPENED.
CAN SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME IF HE MIGHT HAVE GOTTEN TO MUCH VALIUM OR WILL THE SEZIURE CAUSE THIS TO HAPPEN. PLEASE HELP
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Thu Oct 14, 2004 9:44 am

User avatar Dear Dylansmom,

My sympathies for your loss.

Was Dylan seizing all the time that he was in the er? Was he given any other medications in addition to the valium?

i was not familiar with the dose of valium in children, so i looked it up and the maximum dose for children from 6 months to 5 years is mentioned to be 5 mg in cases of status epilepticus (continuous seizures).

Too much valium can cause cardiovascular collapse and respiratory depression. There is an antidote to valium but it is contraindicated in cases of seizures because it can seizures.

Thank you very much for using our website http://doctorslounge.com and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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