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How do you prevent status epilepticus?
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In brief: Do NOT miss meds
The most common cause for status is to miss medication and lose control of seizures.
However, this can occur associated with drug or alcohol intoxications, infections (especially of brain), metabolic or chemical imbalances, medications which can interact with anti-epileptic drugs. Therefore, work closely with your neurologist, and follow treatment advice.

In brief: Do NOT miss meds
The most common cause for status is to miss medication and lose control of seizures.
However, this can occur associated with drug or alcohol intoxications, infections (especially of brain), metabolic or chemical imbalances, medications which can interact with anti-epileptic drugs. Therefore, work closely with your neurologist, and follow treatment advice.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Taking seizure meds
Patient can get status epilepticus as a consequence of a severe brain disorder, such as encephalitis, a head injury etc.
This kind of status epilepticus is not preventable per se. In patients with known seizures however ( patients diagnosed with epilepsy) the most common cause of status epilepticus is failure to take thier anti-epileptic medicine. Taking medicine as directed helps prevent this.

In brief: Taking seizure meds
Patient can get status epilepticus as a consequence of a severe brain disorder, such as encephalitis, a head injury etc.
This kind of status epilepticus is not preventable per se. In patients with known seizures however ( patients diagnosed with epilepsy) the most common cause of status epilepticus is failure to take thier anti-epileptic medicine. Taking medicine as directed helps prevent this.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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