Don’t routinely use seizure prophylaxis in patients following ischemic stroke.
|Rationale and Comments:||Seizures may complicate the clinical course of patients who have suffered a stroke. However, there is no evidence that using prophylactic antiepileptic drugs prevents seizure occurrence. For patients who suffer a seizure after a stroke, seizure treatment may be required.|
|References:||• Kwan J, Wood E. Antiepileptic drugs for the primary and secondary prevention of seizures after stroke. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD005398. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD005398.pub2.