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Felbatol Seizure Agent
Hi.. I am taking tegratol cr300 mg daily and my GGTP levels have increased to 130 and they should be lesser than 38 . I cannot stop the drug as the seizures reoccur on stopping the drug , and no other seizure drug has suited me till now. Can u suggest me
Seizure is also known as Generalized seizures in adults. 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 ...Read more
Is a seizure drug administerered post op? Does a neurosurgeon administer seizure medication through IV as a precaution against a patient having a seizure during or after brain surgery? Is this common practice?
Administering : Administering anti-seizure medicine through a vein (IV) or by mouth after brain surgery is not uncommon, and usually depends on the neurosurgeon's personal understanding and experience of the risk of seizures given the patient and the surgery. In some cases, patients are advised to take anti-seizure medicine for weeks or months following a surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Brain toxicity: Your brain is a very complex structure that needs careful management. Putting toxic agents into the body will cause disruption of brain function. This can result in convulsions. Some people are more prone than others to the effects of toxic agents. It is not wise to mess with the brain. Treat it properly and keep it in good health, and it will provide you with good function for many years. ...Read more