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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?

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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Herbert Krob
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: Depends

Depending on many factors, a neurosurgeon may choose to use a seizure medication for a short period of time on a prophylactic basis.

In brief: Depends

Depending on many factors, a neurosurgeon may choose to use a seizure medication for a short period of time on a prophylactic basis.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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