Tooba Kashif MBBS, MD
MBBS, MD, Researcher
Short term (7-10 days) prophylaxis with ASM is recommended for Severe TBI. Prophylactic administration of Anti-Seizure Medications (ASMs) is used as a measure to decrease the risks of post-traumatic seizures and progression into post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE) and most commonly used are Phenytoin or Levetiracetam.
Acute seizures are a common complication following spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (sICH). The incidence of post ICH seizures rate is estimated to be between 4%-16%. Current guidelines have limited recommendations due to the paucity of data.
Tardive Dysknesia is a movement disorder generally induced by anti-psychotic medications. Antipsychotics are a group of drugs used primarily to treat psychosis, schizophrenia, mania and agitation. Extrapyramidal symptoms, which include acute dystonia, akathisia, pseudoparkinsonism and tardive dyskinesia, are the most common side effects of first-generation antipsychotics, but can also occur with second-generation antipsychotics.