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Why do I have to take medications with a TBI?

Medications prescribed by a physician are carefully chosen to treat problems associated with traumatic brain injury. For example, your doctor may prescribe anti-anxiety drugs to help reduce feelings of nervousness and fear after TBI. Sometimes anti-seizure or anti-epileptic drugs are prescribed to prevent seizures with traumatic brain injury. Also, stimulants may be prescribed to help you stay alert and attentive, while anti-depressants or sedatives may be prescribed to help you relax or help with sleep problems. Your doctor will explain the medications given with traumatic brain injury, including the benefits to you, along with any risks, side effects and drug interactions

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