Epilepsy Treatment Drugs

Seizures–also called convulsions–occur when abnormal electrical signals in the brain cause simultaneous activity in the nerve cells. Epilepsy and other conditions such as brain infections and diseases that affect brain metabolism can cause seizures. Most seizures last 1 to 2 minutes, stopping without medical intervention.

Seizures, however, are sometimes prolonged or they may occur one after another, a condition called status epilepticus. The Epilepsy Foundation reports that status epilepticus occurs in roughly 15 percent of people living with epilepsy. Status epilepticus is a medical emergency in which Epilepsy Treatment Drugs are used to stop the seizure activity.

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