Epilepsy

An Overview of Myoclonic Epilepsy

An Overview of Myoclonic Epilepsy

Myoclonic seizures involve muscle jerking and worsen with alcohol, inadequate sleep, and infections. Medication is needed to treat this form of epilepsy. Myoclonic epilepsy involves myoclonic seizures. They are characterized by myoclonic...

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An Overview of Dravet Syndrome

Learn about Dravet Syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by seizures and developmental problems from early childhood. Dravet syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by seizures and developmental problems. The seizures begin before age 1....

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The Ictal Phase of a Seizure

The ictal phase of a seizure is the phase during which a person may have involuntary movements and/or impaired consciousness. The ictal phase is the most symptomatic and recognizable aspect of a seizure. While it may be the shortest seizure...

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What to Know About Banzel (Rufinamide)

Banzel (rufinamide) is approved for the treatment of Lennox Gastaut syndrome, a type of epilepsy that affects children and adults. Banzel (rufinamide) is an anti-epileptic drug (AED) used for controlling seizures in adults and in children age 1 year...

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An Overview of Seizure Aura

A seizure aura occurs prior to the convulsive phase of a seizure. Not everyone has pre-seizure auras, but it helps to recognize it if you have one. The aural phase of a seizure is sometimes described as the pre-ictal stage. It can occur seconds,...

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Mysoline: Uses and Side Effects

Mysoline (primidone) is used for seizure control and also off-label for benign essential tremor. It is considered safe and may cause drowsiness. Mysoline (primidone) is an anti-seizure medication that is FDA-approved for preventing seizures in...

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Risks and Complications of Seizures

What characteristics of seizures may be dangerous? Can you die from a seizure? Persistent seizures come with greater risks and complications. Seizures are sudden, uncontrollable electrical disturbances in the brain. When pathways of communication...

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An Overview of Ohtahara Syndrome

Ohtahara syndrome, also called early infantile epileptic encephalopathy, is a rare type of epilepsy that begins during infancy and has severe effects. Ohtahara syndrome is a rare type of epilepsy that begins during infancy. It is also called early...

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An Overview of Doose Syndrome

Doose syndrome, also called myoclonic atonic epilepsy, is a rare seizure disorder that begins during early childhood and may resolve on its own. Doose syndrome is a rare seizure disorder that begins during early childhood. This condition is also...

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