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does clonazepam help with epilepsy

A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Recommendations: If you do have seizure activity, there is a critical need to take anti-epileptic meds to control and/or stop these events. Until controlled would not ... Read More
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Dr. Michelle King
26 years experience Psychiatry
Anticonvulsants: Need to be taken daily and as prescribed for benefit. As for klonopin, (clonazepam) I can’t speak for your neurologist, but it’s rarely used as a sei ... Read More
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
21 years experience Neurology
Need different med: Clonazepam is not an effective seizure prophylactic medication for various reasons. There are several more appropriate choices to manage your seizure ... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swati Avashia
23 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
3rd most common: According to the epilepsy foundation website, epilepsy is the third most common neurological disease in the US after Alzheimer's and stroke. It affect ... Read More
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Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
42 years experience Neurology
Epilepsy: Not very commomn epilepsy and seizures affect nearly 3 million americans of all ages approximately 200, 000 new cases of seizures and epilepsy occur ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
39 years experience Neurology
By EEG: Epilepsy is diagnosed by the description of the seizure by the patient or a witness and an eeg. Seizures can be precipitated by a number of factor inc ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
34 years experience Neurology
Multiple reasons: Epilepsy, a condition characterized by recurrent, unprovoked epileptic seizures, has multiple causes. These include: genetic, head trauma, certain br ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Complex issue: Epilepsy is a clinical condition of the risk for seizures. Some are born with this condition, some acquire it following brain injury, others develop ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Epilepsy: 33 M TN asks: How can you get epilepsy? ANS: inherited, Birth trauma, brain injury, viral or bacterial infection, brain tumor, immune disease to menti ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Lu answered
7 years experience Family Medicine
Multiple causes: People can get epilepsy due to genetic factors, brain tumor, traumatic brain injury, infection, stroke, degenerative disease or congenital malformatio ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Several: Family hereditary risks, drug abusers (cocaine, amphetamines, designer hallucinagenics), alcoholics, certain medications (welbutrin, tramadol, etc), p ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
39 years experience Neurology
By EEG: Epilepsy is diagnosed by the description of the seizure by the patient or a witness and an eeg. Seizures can be precipitated by a number of factor inc ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Lu answered
7 years experience Family Medicine
Multiple causes: People can get epilepsy due to genetic factors, brain tumor, traumatic brain injury, infection, stroke, degenerative disease or congenital malformatio ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Stein
Dr. Ian Stein answered
21 years experience Neurology
Nonconvulsive: Its usually a seizure withou shaking. Usually manifests as staring.
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