Paraldehyde in Paediatric Status Epilepticus

Data were collected on 53 episodes of paraldehyde use in tonic-clonic status epilepticus, which showed it appeared to be effective at terminating seizures in 33 of 53 cases. The median dose was 0.79 ml/kg, in keeping with current APLS guidelines (0.4 ml/kg of paraldehyde plus 0.4 ml/kg olive oil given per rectum)
Review of the efficacy of rectal paraldehyde in the management of acute and prolonged tonic-clonic convulsions
Arch Dis Child. 2009 Sep;94(9):720-3