Proper management of a patient with a well-documented seizure disorder who presents after one or more seizures depends on the particular circumstance of the case. Potential precipitants that may lower seizure threshold should be sought. Many such seizures occur because of failure to take anticonvulsant medication as prescribed. Some anticonvulsants have short serum half-lives (T.a.bIe 2.2.4.-5), and missing even a single dose may result in a sharp drop in serum levels.
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