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Generalized Seizures In Children Medication
Does your service treat children that already have diagnosis and medication history for mental health and seizures?
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Drugs.com says several of my medications have major interactions could they be beneficial even with so many potentially causing seizures?
The potential for: a drug combination to cause seizures does not mean that they will cause seizures. Other things are factored in - such as your age, if there is pulmonary or renal disease, if there is pre-existing seizure disorder. If there is a high risk for a bad drug interaction then it is less likely that most providers would order it. If a particular side effect occurs very rarely - it may be more faborabl ...Read more
In a way: Medications can lower the "seizure threshold." that means that if you have some tendency to possibly get a seizure but your body has been able to avoid it, the medication may let the seizure go ahead and happen. Drugs such as psychiatric medications often have this tendency. That said, the fda is not likely to approve a medication that actually caused seizures. ...Read more
Yes: Colonoscopy is an important medical condition that saves many lives. People with seizures who take anti seizure medicine can undergo colonoscopy. Make sure your doctor knows all the medications you take. You should not miss any of your anti seizure medications the night before or the day of your procedure, even if you have been told not to take anything by mouth. ...Read more
Brain control: Seizure medications help the brain inhibit abnormal electrical activity. Most work at the level of membranes in nerve cells that control nerve cell activity. Injured brain cells can have over active membrane that cause electrical storms that become seizures. Seizure medications stabilize these abnormal cells and keep them from going into storm. ...Read more
Good question: They just do - sometimes. We can sound erudite with eloquent explanations. But no one really knows. Many years ago one lab had huge success with many agents as long as they were suspended in a certain solvent. It turned out the solvent was valproic acid. When they realized it was the actual active agent, it was refined and marketed as depakote. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Medications should not be discontinued without consulting your neurologist first. ...Read more
Might need to delay : You might need to delay a dose. Generally, you should get some input from your neurologist. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: What medication are you taking? Some seizure medications are not recommended during pregnancy but it is also harmful to your baby if you have a seizure. You need to balance the risk and benefit, talk to your doctor about what is best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to control partial or focal (not sure of the current terminology) seizures without medication?
Generally need meds: The vast majority of those with partial epilepsy (aka "focal" or "localization related epilepsy") need meds. Surgery may be e done in select cases, typically after several meds have been tried and failed. Rarely someone with only simple partial seizures (aka "auras") may elect to stay off meds. Vagal nerve stimulators can help, but are essentially a palliative device (helps, doesn't cure). ...Read more
I have a seizure once or twice a year but always scared when its going to happen as it comes out of the blue. Should i get medication?
Age 62, female. 1st seizure in jan 98 and last one in may 11. Occurs in 2-5 years. Under medication at present. Can it be completely cured?
My friend is on medication for seizures. She has over dosed on her pills by a lot a few times before. In the long run will this have damaging results?
Possibly: It depends on the nature of the overdoses and what the medications are. If there are sequelae from the overdose such as hypotension or hypoxia, that can lead to adverse long-term effects on the brain. On the other hand it is also important to control the seizures. It is well known that constant seizures lead to damaging effects. ...Read more
How can I get back on my seizure medications faster without having to go through getting a referral? My meds came from another state and now im all out of refills and I need that medication
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Possible: It is possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Talk to your doc: Seizure disorders are serious medical problems; never discontinue a medication without first consulting your doctor. Some seizure medications carry risks during pregnancy, so it is important to discuss pregnancy and your medications before becoming pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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