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If propofol can cause myoclonic jerks than how can it raise the siezure threshold?

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Dr. Andrew Reeves
Neurology
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In brief: well....

Myoclonus is not necessarily the same as seizures.
Not all myoclonus is epileptic.

In brief: well....

Myoclonus is not necessarily the same as seizures.
Not all myoclonus is epileptic.
Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Dr. Colin Sanner
Neurology
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In brief: Anesthetic vs AED

Propofol is an anesthetic med used to induce coma or sedation.
One way to stop status epilepticus is medication-induced coma. However, while Propofol can induce coma, it is not an antiepileptic drug (AED) such as Lorazepam or phenobarbital. Thus, Propofol can induce coma to stop a protracted seizure and simultaneously lower (not raise) the seizure threshold. Good question! good luck!

In brief: Anesthetic vs AED

Propofol is an anesthetic med used to induce coma or sedation.
One way to stop status epilepticus is medication-induced coma. However, while Propofol can induce coma, it is not an antiepileptic drug (AED) such as Lorazepam or phenobarbital. Thus, Propofol can induce coma to stop a protracted seizure and simultaneously lower (not raise) the seizure threshold. Good question! good luck!
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