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Drug Seizure Auctions
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! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)
A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more
Whatever works: Several medications have been successful in treating absence seizures. In children this may be ethosuximide, valproate, lamictal, etc. In adults with focal abnormalities this may include trileptal, vimpat, (lacosamide) zonegran, etc. A quality eeg is necessary, and a good neurological evaluation is necessary. ...Read more
Overdose+life+supportdoes having seizures while on life support after drug overdose have meaning (good or bad)?
Can perpehnazine cause a seizure if im only taking 1 mg a day? Is there a drug for schriz with no side effects of potential seizures?
What can I expect when a person is taken to the hospital when they have a drug/alcohol induced seizure?
On phenobarbitone fr 9months since day9 of birth aftr suffering seizure. No further seizure till date.mri normal. wen can i stop the drug?
What does it mean when every muscle in your body tightens up and you have this seizure like episode and can't move for a good 5-10 mins? (Drugs used)
I'm in Lamictol for seizures. Would this affect a drug test? & I have smoke pot for several yrs (small amnts) havent smoked in 2 weeks, would it show?
Cannabis: would show up on a screen for drugs of abuse but not on most standard tests. Single use of marijuana should be out of your urine in 1 to 7 days. Regular use of marijuana – should be out of urine in 7 to 100 days. Single use marijuana can be detected 12 to 24 hours in blood. Regular use marijuana can be detected for 2 to 7 days in blood. Marijuana regular use detected in hair for months. Single _ ...Read more
Yes: In today's world almost any drug can be detected on tests. But it depends on wether they are screening for that drug. It is best to always give a complete list of medications when undergoing any drug screen as many drugs cross react. ...Read more
Yes: Whereas in the past there were only a few drugs, now there are many that can be customized based on risk factors and even the type of seizures. Older medicines like Depakote and Dilantin are still used, and still work well, but new medications like Keppra (levetiracetam) are becoming the mainstay in treatment for many types of seizures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been taking tegretol to control seizures since 1987. Just curious if there are better drugs that will not impact my liver.
There are others: There are other agents that do not have the same impact on the liver but have their own assorted assundry of side effects. Tegretol is an excellent agent for partial complex seizures but needs monitoring just as any other antiepileptic. Unless there is a compelling reason to change then sticking with what works is usually best. Keep an eye on your bone health and lfts and you should be good. ...Read more
I'm AB+. I would like to donate plasma. I'm on anti seizure drugs and don't like the idea of spending hours with a bunch of drug addicts. Should I?
Give donation a try: Sounds like you are interested in plasma donation. This could help some nice folks. Why not give it a try? Neither of the reasons you gave is a reason not to go into the clinic. There are reasons people cannot donate, you will be evaluated for them there before you are approved. Your medicines should not be a factor. You will not end up spending hours with drug addicts unless you choose to. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am taking keppra 250 in the morning and 250 in the evening for 1 and half day.it doesn't treat me.i take this drug for sleep myoclonic seizures.
250bid starting dose: Depending on your size you may require much higher dose of this AED and typically 250 mg bid is a starting dose. Frequently patients require much higher amount for generalized seizures control (sometimes up to 3000 mg daily divided in 1500 mg bid) and sometimes more than 1 agent is needed for a complete control. ...Read more
Hi! I have long term sleep seizures.Now on vimpat (lacosamide) & clobazam. Can you tell me of any pros/cons of both drugs? I take 600mg vim & 20mg clobazam nightly
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