Seizure medication side effects

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Avatar f tn Hi there, the various side effects with keppra or levetiracetam are dizziness, irritability, tiredness, fatigue, severe allergic reactions, extreme dizziness, drowsiness, weakness or tiredness, memory loss, behavior changes like aggression, panic attacks, restlessness, new or worsening seizures etc. in the period immediately after a seizure attack, it could be the post ictal phase or confusion. Consult your neurologist for your evaluation and change of anti epileptic medication. Hope this helps.
Avatar f tn n our doctor prescribed dicorat tablet two times a day.please tell me about the side effects of medicine and plz let me know if the treatment is going in right direction.
Avatar m tn It is usually not recommended to take valproate at doses above 60 mg/kg/day .Emotional lability is one of the side effects of valproate.It is best to have a frank discussion with your doctor and get your doubts clarified. Do keep us posted. Take care and regards!
Avatar m tn He had a third seizure there and the vet diagnosed epilepsy. He is on phenobarbitol and had no side effects until last night when he vomited and started head twitching. He is drooling a lot and a bit wobbly. Is this typical? Will it stop ?
959341 tn?1246888289 It's really a trial and error to find the one medication that works best for you and causes the least side effects. As with any new medication, I always suggest that you start off on the lowest dose possible and work your way up very gradually. People are oftem started out on full doses of medications, then find they are plagued by side-effects. It's believed that the body doesn't have a chance to acclimate itself to the drug slowly, so the side-effects would be much less.
1895346 tn?1321309444 I am on lamotrigine for a mood stabilizer, Geodone as an antipsychotic (it isn't the best but I had bad side effects on the others), and low dose (50mg) trazodone for sleep. It is also a mild antidepressant. It took me three years to find a combination that worked. I am sorry you do not have access to proper medical care. I hope you can work with a general doctor to get some help.
Avatar n tn Try Ultram,(Tramodol) it's a synthetic narcotic like drug but not on the narcotic control list and it does not produce those irritating side effects that codiene and percocet does. For me it actually kills the pain better too. Your general practioner will be much happier if you ask for that then for the supposed stronger stuff! Oh. it does have some mood elevating effects too so it is somewhat addicting.
Avatar f tn Soon as as switched to Topamax (which has weight loss side effects) I lost the extra weight plus. Seizure meds are tough. They all have very extreme side effects. I've been on 4 different ones and I found that over time my body would get used of the side effects. Depakote was definately one of the better ones for me. Best of luck to you and your son.
Avatar n tn Yes that medication also known as Trileptal is used as an anti-convulsant but also as a mood stabilizer or in a person with schizoaffective disorder such as I have (I did take that medication for a while)as an adjunct to an antipsychotic.
Avatar f tn He is now back on dilantin and has been seizure free with the side effects that a lot of people mention (slightly disoriented at times, light headed etc) However he has had a cough at night since then and it can be quite bad. He isn't able to get a good nights sleep (nor am I) since then. His chest Xray was fine. Has anyone else had a problem with this?
Avatar n tn Do you know if trileptal has the same side effects? I take that and was on tegratol for years. I have really bad headaches.
Avatar m tn He had the test because he had a sudural hematoma operation in October and has been on anti-seizure medication since and it makes him tired and dizzy. Are their instances of this reaction that you know of?
Avatar n tn I specifically asked my provider for something without sexual side effects and was told Neurontin was a good medication regarding this. However, I'm discovering some serious difficulty in this area now. I've even tried (with great trepidation!) a single use of marijuana to rule out the Neurontin as the culprit with the philosophy that if I reacted 'normally' with the re-addition of the marijuana then it was just the abstinence of it causing the deadened stated.
Avatar n tn Some of the side effects reported vary due to different breeds & several other factors. We have 1 Rottweiler mix male & 2 rescued dogs (German Rottweiler female & American Rottweiler female). German Rotty was approx 2 y/o when rescued. She had her first seizure approx 2 months ago. Scared me to death. A month later she had another so I knew some of the signs before hand. My mixed male & American Rotty female were going crazy when the seizures occurred.
Avatar f tn She was put on 200 mg daily of Amiodarone about one year ago. The side effects were bad enough to result in 3 hospital stays. She was never monitored while on the medication. Doctors would not discuss the posibility of Amiodarone causing her problems, until she had a seizure in the cardiologist's office. She has been off the medication for 14 days. When can she expect to see some relief from side effects?
Avatar m tn I am just concerned as she is getting even worse. No seizures, but side effects of medication is just unbearable. She is on 200 mg zonisamide every 12 hours and 1 gr. of pheno. Is this maybe too much. She has been on them 9 days and side effects are worse every day. Today she was wedging herself in any corner she could and now I am having a hard time waking her. She is urinating while sleeping and it takes about a half hour, or longer to get her to wake up.
390140 tn?1219887489 Someone said that it felt like speed. It does. I was only on it for 10 days. My doc ignored the side effects I;m having and now have to take benzos around the clock....i'm considering a lawsuit against the doc and/or the manufacturer. I work as an RN but because of the seizure and tremors I have, I can't work.
Avatar f tn If a dog has epilepsy and is put on an anti-seizure medication, unless a surgical procedure is performed to remove the source of the seizures they will most definitely have to be on the medication for the rest of their lives. To cease giving them the medication would only cause the seizures to start up again and it seems that once they do, it's more difficult to get them under control a second time.
Avatar f tn How long do the side effects continue and what else can I expect? To me, the benefits of the medication did not out weigh the side effects. I was taking Naproxen and that was working very well, but my ortho doc. prescribed the steroid as I was in a lot of pain the day of my appointment and did not take the NSAID so as to give a true picture of my mobility and pain level unmedicated. I was also prescribed physical therapy as well as given a future appointment for a cortisone injection.
1187071 tn?1279373298 Other options you can talk to your doctor abt is another anti- seizure medication, there are many. but gabapentin and lyrica seemed to be the 2 most effective for nerve pain. However years ago my mother had facial neuralgia and was successfully treated with Dilantin. so thats another possiblility for you...
Avatar f tn Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: high fever, uncontrolled muscle movements (e.g., stiffness, twitching, shaking), mental/mood/behavior changes (e.g.
Avatar f tn Anybody else with side effects from topamax like this? Anybody else think it's not really working for their migraines? Imitrex doesn't seem to help him - as long as he sits up, it goes away at about the same time as sitting up with the Imitrex. Gah. If it was me, this would be a lot easier.
Avatar f tn She has all the side effects listed. My question for anyone on this drug is #1 Do the side effects ever go away (Level Off ) or will she remain tired and sluggish all the time. #2 Is your memory always effected? Having two small kids makes this a very hard time.
422425 tn?1307996590 I am having some strange symptoms that I think might be side effects....Just wondering if anyone who has taken it had really weird sleep distubances like funky dreams and feeling like you are drowning. I don't want to quit taking it because it really helps, but this is weird. Just wondering, thought I would post this before asking my DR.
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Avatar f tn All of the symptoms you describe are consistent with the use of Tegretol especially in the early stages. As your body becomes acustomed to it, these side effects should dissipate.