Seizure Safety and Prevention

Medically Reviewed by Christopher Melinosky, MD on June 07, 2021

Simple measures can prevent head injuries during epileptic seizures. These include:

  • Wearing seatbelts while driving; however, all states have laws that do not allow you to drive unless you have been seizure-free for a period of time.
  • Wearing bicycle helmets
  • Putting children in car seats
  • Taking your medication

Avoid activities that may lead to harm if you have a seizure, such as climbing a ladder, rock climbing alone, swimming, or bathing alone.

If you have seizures, take your epilepsy medication after a first or second or seizure may also help prevent recurrent seizures.if you have seizures, take your medication.