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Seizures Emergencies (cont.)

Seizures Emergencies Prevention

For many people with recurrent seizures, one key to prevention is taking prescribed medication on a regular basis.

  • Failure to take antiseizure medications as prescribed is a common cause of recurrent seizures. Certain medical conditions or interaction with other medication can lead to temporary failure of the antiseizure medicine even if taken properly.
  • If the cause of the seizure is discovered, it is important to treat that condition and address whatever caused the seizure.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/10/2014
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