Epilepsy Association of Utah

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Practical Fact: Ask your doctor if there are any cold pills, fever medicines or other drug-store products that you should not use because you take epilepsy medicine. Antihistamines are known to lower the threshold for some people with seizures.

Fun Fact of the Day

Before 400 B.C., people believed epilepsy was a curse that afflicted people with the gift of prophecy. Then Hippocrates wrote the first book about epilepsy called “On the Sacred Disease,” in which he classified it as a brain disorder.