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What anesthetic drugs percipitate seizures.?

What anesthetic drugs percipitate seizures.?

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 more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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


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What is the drug of choice in treating absence seizures?

What is the drug of choice in treating absence seizures?

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

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Help plz! Can prescription drugs cause seizures?

Help plz! Can prescription drugs cause seizures?

Some : prescription medications could potentially lower seizure threshold. ...Read more

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Overdose+life+supportdoes having seizures while on life support after drug overdose have meaning (good or bad)?

Overdose+life+supportdoes having seizures while on life support after drug overdose have meaning (good or bad)?

Acute vs subsequent: Acute seizures during the overdose indicate toxic state or withdrawal state. This may resolve with good supportive care. Subsequent seizures usually indicate severe brain damage with bad outcome. ...Read more

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Is Dilantin still one of the best drugs to treat seizures?

Dilantin: Dilantin is a good medication for seizures. There are newer medications that may have fewer side effects. However, if you have been taking dilantin for years and your seizures are controlled, I am of the opinion "if it a'int broke don't fix it." ...Read more

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What can I expect when a person is taken to the hospital when they have a drug/alcohol induced seizure?

What can I expect when a person is taken to the hospital when they have a drug/alcohol induced seizure?

Drug/alcohol related: ...Seizures are more likely to result in death than natural seizures. The brain is more likely to be starved for air even before the seizure starts, and stopped breathing is more common. ...Read more

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I have been taking tegretol to control seizures since 1987. Just curious if there are better drugs that will not impact my liver.

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

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On phenobarbitone fr 9months since day9 of birth aftr suffering seizure. No further seizure till date.mri normal. wen can i stop the drug?

On phenobarbitone fr 9months since day9 of birth aftr suffering seizure. No further seizure till date.mri normal. wen can i stop the drug?

NEONATAL SEIZURE: I advise to do EEG, if EEG will be normal so Phenobarbital may be weaned off gradually over weeks and then a follow up with the neurologist is recommended closely 2-4 weeks after the medicine is completely weaned off. ...Read more

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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)

Could be drugs: Which drugs did you use? I would advise you to seek drug rehab now to get off of the drugs. It sounds like the drugs induced a seizure, Next time it could kill you. ...Read more

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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?

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

Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsions are rhythmic contractions of all muscles in the body, which create a violent rhythmic motion. A common type of convulsion is ...Read more