Seizure Preparedness Planning

Even with the use of stable regimens of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), breakthrough seizures can occur at any time, anywhere. To help you live life with less fear and uncertainty, work with your healthcare provider to create a Personalized Seizure Preparedness Plan and ask about completing your plan with DIASTAT® AcuDial™ (diazepam rectal gel).

Blank forms for creating a Personalized Seizure Preparedness Plan can be found right here. Print these forms for free and complete them with your healthcare provider to help ensure that your medical needs are met if you have a breakthrough seizure.

Your plan will contain written information and step-by-step instructions that better prepare your family and caregivers if you have a breakthrough seizure.

Review your Seizure Preparedness Plan each year

Each year, you should review your Personalized Seizure Preparedness Plan with your healthcare provider and those who will assist you in case of a breakthrough seizure. To help in this process, speak with your healthcare provider about your condition and your plans.

What exactly goes into a Seizure Preparedness Plan?

There are several parts to a successful Seizure Preparedness Plan.

Daily management of epilepsy
First of all, it is important to follow your doctor's instructions when it comes to treating your epilepsy. You and your doctor have probably established a routine that includes daily use of AEDs to control your epilepsy and minimize the risk of breakthrough seizures. Your successful treatment relies on working with your doctor and taking your medicine as prescribed.

Educating yourself about epilepsy is also an important part of a successful preparedness plan. This includes learning ways to recognize and avoid the triggers of breakthrough seizures. Your local Epilepsy Foundation is a great place to start. Visit The Epilepsy Foundation to learn more about your local affiliate.

Personalized Seizure Preparedness Plan
Completed by both you and your doctor, this part of the plan outlines what the person with you should do if you have a breakthrough seizure. Get started now: Prepare a Plan for a Child/Teen or Prepare a Plan for an Adult.

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