Many believe there’s an app for almost everything. Well, one newer app may have epileptics all over the UK smiling in the near future.
Created by the Epilepsy Society, the new free epilepsy smartphone app may help save numerous lives. For example, the app offers users access to first aid information that teaches the user how to resuscitate some patients after a seizure. It also provides users with an interactive seizure diary to help patients keep track of their seizures, and it provides patients with information on meds, as well as a step-by-step tutorial on how to get patients into a recovery position.
This app is quickly gaining in popularity; it has been downloaded more than 6,000 times. It may prove groundbreaking in helping patients and their families manage epilepsy, and it is the first app of its kind in terms of epilepsy. This app may even prove to be a helpful tool for teachers on how to assist epileptic students in the event that they experience a seizure during school hours. A BBC World News review touted this app as being “a really good download.”
The app is available on both the iPhone and Android and was recently published in the European Directory for Health Apps 2012-2013. Many experts believe that this app is perfect for use by the younger generations since it is so readily available and allows them to manage their epilepsy in a cool way that is always at their disposal.
“Apps represent a technological tool to help inform and support people,” says Amanda Cleaver, Epilepsy Society’s communications manager. “We were the first epilepsy charity to respond when people asked for an app to help manage their epilepsy. We have had nothing but positive feedback and are proud that our app was recently shortlisted for a digital award.”
While this app does list medications available for use to treat epilepsy, it is possible that Topamax, an anti-seizure drug, may be among those meds listed. Topamax is also used to treat migraines. The medication comes with a warning for pregnant women to avoid using the drug during pregnancy since it has been linked to birth defects in babies whose mothers take Topamax while pregnant. Some of the birth defects linked to Topamax use include oral clefts, PPHN, spina bifida and neural tube defects.
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