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What anesthetic drugs percipitate seizures.?

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Dr. James Henning
49 years experience in Anesthesiology
Very Few..: Very few actually precipitate (cause) seizures, although many anesthetic drugs and drugs administered in the "peri-operative . Period" do lower the seizure threshold. This might "increase" the possibility of a seizure if these drugs were given in unusually large amounts, which they rarely are...Narcotics, ketamine, anticholinergics, antihistamines, insulin, some antibiotics. No worry!
Answered on Dec 9, 2016
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