Management Of Provoked Seizures

Seizures can be provoked by acute metabolic disturbances, treatment with certain drugs (see Section 3.13) and drug withdrawal (eg alcohol, benzodiazepines, barbiturates). Provoked seizures may occur in the context of drug abuse (heroin, cocaine, methadone, amphetamine, ecstasy). The risk of recurrence of such provoked seizures can be reduced by correction or withdrawal of the provocative factor. The risk of seizures related to acute alcohol withdrawal can be reduced by short term treatment with...

The Guideline Development Group

Dr Maria Elena Farrugia Secretary Ms Sheena Bevan Professor Martin Brodie Ms Eleanor Caldwell Ms Francesca Chappell Dr Roger Cull Dr Duncan Davidson Dr Rod Duncan Dr Ali El-Ghorr Dr Janet Fitton Dr Linda Gerrie Dr Rod Gibson Dr Ruth Gillham Dr Margaret Jackson Dr Stewart Jarvie Ms Hilary Mounfield Ms Fiona Needleman Ms Angela Norman Dr Anne O'Hare Dr Mary O'Regan Dr Andrew Orr Dr Pauline Robertson Dr Norman Smith Dr Linda Stephen Consultant Neurologist, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee Specialist...