Stopping Drugs Abruptly
- The answer depends on the situation – factors such as frequency, nature of seizures, and the reason for ceasing the drug (e.g. rash), must all be weighed up.
- In a situation where oral therapy is reasonable, a benzodiazepine such as clobazam is an option as an immediate replacement drug. This drug acts quickly, is easy to use and has a low incidence of rash.
This page was created in March 2012. It was last reviewed in December 2017.