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Absence seizures, also known as petit mal seizures, involve "blanking out." They are most common in children. A child may "stare into space" and may not respond to other people for 10 to 20 seconds. Once the seizure is over, the child will not be aware of these episodes and will continue as if nothing happened.
Complex absence seizures involve muscle movement (often eye blinking), while simple absence seizures do not involve muscle movements. Zarontin is approved to treat both complex and simple absence seizures.