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Benzodiazepines (ativan, klonopin, valium, xanax,etc) is the class of drugs used to stop seizures when in status- usually by IV at that point, but if you can catch them early enough to get the pills down, they do help ease the length/severity. I have Klonopin around (as well as take a regular nightly dose). Also use propranolol for the autnonomic stuff, since it's not always easy to know which is a seizure and which is the autonomic stuff when the aura/pre-feeling starts with them. BUT, benzos are also very prone to physical dependence, so if someone is on them, stopping them cold turkey can CAUSE seizures and status epilepticus (either generalized or partial status).