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Seizures Emergencies (cont.)

Seizures Emergencies Follow-up

Seizures are often continuing concerns. It is important to keep any follow-up appointments or tests. Most patients are referred to a neurologist for follow-up

  • Until the seizures are well controlled, it is important to avoid driving or engaging in any other potentially dangerous activity that may cause you harm or harm to others if a seizure suddenly occurs.
  • Many states require mandatory reporting of seizures to state drivers' license bureaus and other regulatory agencies.
  • Many patients on seizure medications do very well and at some point in time decide to quit taking their antiseizure medication. This decision may be dangerous for themselves and others. Patients should not discontinue medications unless advised to do so by their physician.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/10/2014
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