You never know when
a seizure will turn your world upside down
Seizures are unpredictable. It's very difficult to know where or when a seizure will happen, how severe it will be, or how long it will last. Even people who take medication as directed can suddenly have a seizure. This unpredictability can have a negative impact on patients and their families.
What is a breakthrough seizure?
A breakthrough seizure is one that occurs even though you’re taking your daily antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) as directed. A breakthrough seizure can be a seizure cluster. Even patients whose epilepsy is well controlled can’t predict when a seizure will occur, how long it will last, or whether another one is coming.
Let’s rethink rescue medication
for seizure clusters
Because seizure clusters are unpredictable, people at risk should have access to an on-hand seizure-rescue treatment in case they need it.LEARN WHAT’S POSSIBLE
According to the CDC,
of patients with epilepsy who take AED medication still experience seizures.
difficult to predict
when seizures will require a rescue treatment.
A rescue treatment is an important part of being
for a seizure cluster.
Using a rescue treatment for seizure clusters may be less disruptive and less expensive than a trip to the emergency room.
Having a seizure action plan along with an on-hand seizure-rescue treatment may help turn your world right side up again
In one study, only 30% of patients reported having a seizure action plan. Do you have one?
Courtesy of the Epilepsy Foundation
Talking to your care partner
Everyone at risk of seizures should have someone they can trust to help them in the event of seizure, whether at home, at school, or at work.