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Diazepam (Rectal)

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Diazepam (Rectal) - Dosage and How to Use

How should Diazepam (Rectal) be used?

Use as directed by your doctor or follow the instructions in your seizure management plan.

Step 1: Tear open the foil pack.

Step 2: Twist and remove the cap from the nozzle of the diazepam (rectal) tube.


Step 3: Lay the patient on the stomach or side with a cushion under the hip.

Step 4: If the dose is half a tube, squirt out half of the tube's content.

Step 5: With the patient lying on his or her side, separate the buttocks.

Step 6: Insert the nozzle into the anus, but only to the first mark on the tube for children 1 to 3 years old.

Step 7: Always keep the tube angled with the nozzle downwards during administration.

Step 8: Squeeze the tube to empty the contents of the tube (by pressing with your thumb and index finger).

Step 9: Keep the tube pressed and remove the tube from the anus at the same time to prevent the medication from being sucked back into the tube.

Step 10: Hold the buttocks together for 3 to 4 minutes to prevent leakage.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

​Diazepam (rectal) is usually used on an as needed basis to stop a seizure episode.

What should I do if I overdose?

Diazepam (Rectal) - Additional Information

  • Updated on 8/31/2021 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup
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