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Essential medicine status
ATC codes: N05BA06
EMLc
Indication
Status epilepticus ICD11 code: 8A66
INN
Lorazepam
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core
Formulations
Parenteral > General injections > IV: 2 mg per mL in 1 mL ampoule ; 4 mg per mL in 1 mL ampoule
EML status history
First added in 2009 (TRS 958)
Changed in 2021 (TRS 1035)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Therapeutic alternatives
diazepam (ATC codes: N05BA01)
midazolam (ATC codes: N05CD08)
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Wikipedia
DrugBank
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
Following the review of square box listings on the EML and EMLc, the Expert Committee recommended parenteral diazepam and parenteral midazolam be specified as therapeutic alternatives under the square box listing for parenteral lorazepam on the EML and EMLc.