The FDA announced that there is an ongoing shortage of both brand and generic forms of diazepam rectal gel. This medication is used for rescue therapy in people with epilepsy, including children. We strongly encourage you to speak with your healthcare provider about your/your child’s options for rescue therapy, since new FDA-approved rescue therapy products have entered the market.
Diastat (dye-ah-stat) is the brand name used in the United States and Canada for the seizure medicine with the generic name diazepam rectal gel. It is a seizure rescue medicine that is inserted into a person’s rectum to stop a cluster of repeated seizures. Similar products are available in the UK and elsewhere.
Diazepam rectal gel is approved for use as a rescue medicine in people who have refractory seizures on stable doses of seizure medicines and need intermittent use of diazepam to control bouts of seizures.
For more information and FAQs, please CLICK HERE to follow this link to the Epilepsy Foundation.
For indication on NAYZILAM and important safety information, please CLICK HERE.