• Notify your doctor if you become ill, have a fever, injure yourself seriously, or need other medicines such as antibiotics, painkillers, or cold medicines.
  • Some people may notice that certain medicines can trigger seizures or interfere with seizure medicines.
  • Fevers, other illnesses and injuries may also make you more susceptible and you'll need to monitor your seizures carefully.
  • Stay well hydrated when you're sick. If you can't hold down food, fluids or pills, talk to your care team about medicine to help you stop vomiting and take your pills. 
  • If you are on a diet for epilepsy, make sure you know how to manage your diet on sick days. 
  • Try to limit other triggers during these times and talk to your care team about what over-the-counter medicines can be used.  

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Authored By: 
Steven C. Schachter MD
Patty Obsorne Shafer RN, MN
Authored Date: 
Reviewed By: 
Patty Obsorne Shafer RN, MN
Monday, February 17, 2014