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By K K Jain MD
Seizures can occur as an adverse effect of a large number of drugs from different pharmacological categories.
No characteristic clinical features differentiate drug-induced seizures from idiopathic epileptic seizures.
Use of drugs known to cause seizures should be avoided in patients with predisposition to seizures.
Most drug-induced seizures resolve after discontinuation of the offending drugs, but some patients require supplementary treatment.
Intravenous diazepam is the most frequently used drug for the control of drug-induced seizures.