*Corresponding author:Celmir Vilaça, Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Division of Neurology, Postgraduate Program in Neurology/Neurosciences- UFF, Niterói-RJ, Brazil
Received: April 20, 2018; Published: May 04,2018
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Objective: make a review about the risk of seizures related to the use of antibiotics. Method: We perform a non-systematic review using Google Scholar platform approaching the relationship between seizures and the most used antibiotics classes in clinical practice. Results and Discussion: 34 papers in English language were used for this review.
Conclusion: Rarely antibiotics may cause seizures, mainly in patients with renal dysfunction, hepatic or previous brain disease. It is important to learn about drugs at greatest risk of seizures in each class of antibiotics. The treatment involves the use of correct medications, primarilygabaergic drugs, avoiding ineffective anticonvulsants.
Keywords: Seizures; Penicillins; Cephalosporins; Quinolones