Drug treatment seizure








WHO Antiepileptic drug treatment after first unprovoked seizure

11/16/2014
12:01 | Author: Nicholas Clark

Drug treatment seizure
WHO Antiepileptic drug treatment after first unprovoked seizure

Population: adults and children with a first unprovoked seizure; Interventions: antiepileptic drug treatment offered after first seizure; Comparison: antiepileptic.

In adults and children with a high risk of recurrence (e.g. Antiepileptic drugs should not be routinely prescribed to adults and children after a first unprovoked seizure. Strength of recommendation: STRONG WHO 2014. presence of neurological deficit, associated handicaps), referral should be made to specialist setting for further assessment.

Management of epilepsy.

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Drug-induced seizures - Management - Medmerits

9/15/2014
02:58 | Author: Jeremy Rodriguez

Drug treatment seizure
Drug-induced seizures - Management - Medmerits

As a preventive measure, patients being considered for antidepressant treatment should be screened for predisposition to seizures. If predisposition is detected.

Special points to be noted regarding management of seizures due to overdosage of drugs include the following:

Other antiepileptic drugs such as phenytoin, carbamazepine, and phenobarbital cause hepatic enzyme induction, lower the blood levels of clozapine, and should be avoided. When a first seizure occurs in a patient on clozapine therapy, dosage of the drug should be reduced or an alternative antipsychotic agent be employed. If a second seizure occurs, an anticonvulsant drug should be started (Wong and Delva 2007).

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