Epilepsy Talk

What do Stevie Nicks and Whitney Houston Have In Common?

June 1, 2014
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Seventies-era rock star Stevie Nicks is the poster girl for the perils of Klonopin addiction.

Whitney Houston ‘s death at 48, has raised the specter that she was taking Xanax (alprazolam) at the time she died.

What both situations have in common is that they were taking drugs in the benzodiazepine family.

And when it comes to prescription drugs that are able to destroy you, it’s hard to top the benzodiazepines.


Epilepsy and Anesthesia

August 4, 2013
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Anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) cause unique considerations for patients with epilepsy because skipping, or even delaying a single dose, can result in seizures.

Strategies for avoiding or minimizing skipped doses are paramount in the care of patients with epilepsy.


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