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How do I stay prepared when i'm with a friend with epilepsy? At any moment, something could happen.

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
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If seizure are generalized turn patient to his side so no votiming aspiration or gagging on saliva, can use Ativan (lorazepam) or Valium in the cheek, without actually putting fingers in mouth---perhaps the most impotant is to know the typical description, frequency, duration, precipitating factors of your friend seizures--if seizure is prolonged, or there is compromise to respiration , need to call for help.

In brief: Knowledge

If seizure are generalized turn patient to his side so no votiming aspiration or gagging on saliva, can use Ativan (lorazepam) or Valium in the cheek, without actually putting fingers in mouth---perhaps the most impotant is to know the typical description, frequency, duration, precipitating factors of your friend seizures--if seizure is prolonged, or there is compromise to respiration , need to call for help.
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