Epilepsy awareness

  • Epilepsy is not a mental illness and is also not contagious.
  • It may be sensible to tell people about your epilepsy and drugs; especially family, friends, work colleagues and school teachers.

At time of seizure: Don’t panic, put him on the floor and turn onto one side and don’t forcefully try to stop jerk or open mouth.

  • Never stop or change your medication without talking to your doctor.
  • Epilepsy doesn’t stop you going out and leading a full and active life.

Do’s and Don’ts for Epilepsy patients

  • Epilepsy doesn’t stop you going out and leading a full and active life. Use common sense and be ‘safety aware’.

Do’s

  • Do take your medicine on regularly, same time daily.
  • Pregnant epilepsy patients must consult doctor before taking medicines to avoid complications and risk to the unborn baby.
  • Take proper sleep.

Don’t

  • Do not stop medication unless the doctor suggests so.
  • Avoid ‘lack of sleep’/hunger/alcohol.