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What does it mean when you have seizures even on seizure meds?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Some possibilities

There are a few different causes of this.
One is that the medicines are not used regularly. Another is that the medicines do not work as well as they need to, either due to a low dose, or just that they are not effective. Perhaps an alternate medicine or treatment is needed? A third is that some of the seizures are not the kind that are treated with medicine (like nonepileptic seizures).

In brief: Some possibilities

There are a few different causes of this.
One is that the medicines are not used regularly. Another is that the medicines do not work as well as they need to, either due to a low dose, or just that they are not effective. Perhaps an alternate medicine or treatment is needed? A third is that some of the seizures are not the kind that are treated with medicine (like nonepileptic seizures).
Dr. Olav Jaren
Dr. Olav Jaren
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not Working

It means that the medication(s) are not working.
Call your prescribing doctor.

In brief: Not Working

It means that the medication(s) are not working.
Call your prescribing doctor.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Poor med /poor level

Common causes of seizures include the drop in tissue level of a seizure med ( forgetting doses), stress produces by illness with a low tissue level, or a med that is not up to the job.
Most seizure meds are monitored by following serum levels (blood test) and a specific range is expected to stop seizures. If they occur in spite of good levels, control may require another med or more than one.

In brief: Poor med /poor level

Common causes of seizures include the drop in tissue level of a seizure med ( forgetting doses), stress produces by illness with a low tissue level, or a med that is not up to the job.
Most seizure meds are monitored by following serum levels (blood test) and a specific range is expected to stop seizures. If they occur in spite of good levels, control may require another med or more than one.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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