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What Medications Will I Be Prescribed For a Illinois Traumatic Brain Injury?

April 25, 2019

Brain injury lawyer4 Types of Brain injury Medication

Brain injury medication may be used to make the patient more comfortable and reduce the risk of secondary damage to the brain. In general, the brain injury medication will fall into one of four categories, outlined below:

1. Anti-inflammatory Medications / Pain Killers  –

  • A medical professional may recommend over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications to ease the pain from a headache following a brain injury. If the pain is severe or persistent, the doctor may write a prescription for anti-inflammatory medication.

2. Diuretics –

  • One of the greatest risks for future complications or secondary damage following a traumatic brain injury is intracranial pressure, or pressure in the brain. Illinois brain injury medications can help to reduce intracranial pressure, such as diuretics.  Diuretics  encourages urination and prevent fluid from accumulating in brain tissue.

3. Anti-Seizure Medication

  • While seizures are a complication associated with head trauma, they also can cause even more damage to the brain than the original injury. As a result, a physician may give the patient anti-seizure medication to prevent an attack immediately following the brain injury. 

4. Coma-Inducing –

  • Following a severe Brain Injury coma-inducing drugs may be administered by a physician. Putting the patient into a coma protects further brain damage because less oxygen is required for the body to function.

In summary the above medications may be prescribed to treat symptoms and prevent further injury to brain injury patients.  If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, contact our brain injury lawyer by filling out our online form or call us at (847) 651-7191.

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