Seizure medications phenytoin

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Avatar f tn my 16 yr old son who suffers from autism cerebral palsey ocd servere to profound hearing loss and epilepsy has suffered 3 seizures in 2 weeks, 1 tonic seizure may 2, 1 grand mal may 7 and 1 grand mal may 17. he is now taking 1000mg depakote. his depakote level is 105 (he weighs 98 lbs) since his last seizure on may 17 he now cries for hours before he falls asleep, and wakes during the night crying. i think his meds r affecting him. can u please give me an idea to help him?
Avatar m tn Hi there, i had a brain injury in feb and havent had any seizures yet but i was told in order to get back to driving/work etc i might have to take an anti-seizure medication. What medications are there? And i was told by someone else that they will slow down my recovery. because they are stimulants? in what way would they slow it down?
Avatar m tn I have a friend who had a random seizure one morning after she had been vomiting and had diarrhea all night before. She also had not been sleeping well or at all some nights the whole month before. I took her to the emergency room and she had blood work done and a CT scan done both came back just fine. The doctor told her it was probably that she was dehydrated, and had lack of sleep that put too much stress on her brain. He also told her to consult a family doctor.
906160 tn?1260219668 Aside from these, inability to comply to anti-seizure medications may also aggravate and trigger seizures. Have this evaluated by your neurologist for proper management. Knowing your triggers will also help in avoiding these and preventing the onset of seizures. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar n tn Sometimes seizures become resistant to a medication for reasons we do not know - in that case there are many other seizure medications that can be tried that may be effective.
2030686 tn?1351692148 I remember the gastro saying I needed to be seizure free for so long b4 I can tx. Does anybody know why this is? Will the medications lower my seizure threshold even more? My reg dr put in a call to the neuro after I had a few seizures this weekend and she put me on Keppra.
Avatar f tn At this point I will pass out, and have what observers describe as a seizure, however I am not 100% sure what it is. It is definitely a convulsion or spasm, and usually only happens in my hands, or arms and legs, and lasts about 3 min or less. When that stops and I am responsive again, I am completely out of it, and I will start to heave and eventually vomit although there have been times when I never vomit, just heave. I feel sweaty, and I am extremely pale.
Avatar f tn - I exercise and am getting back into weight lifting - been seizure free for 7 years - I don't want to have seizures again - what is your opinion
Avatar m tn Hi! Yes, anti-seizure medications such as phenytoin and phenobarbital group of drugs, and some sleep medications have been implicated as the causative factor of macrocytosis or large red blood cells. If you do not have anemia, folate and B12 deficiency and you are not a regular alcohol drinker, then yes, these drugs can be thought as the cause of macrocytosis. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
1699730 tn?1306959987 Hi there! Anticonvulsant medications like carbamezapine, valparin, phenytoin, lamotrigine and many more medicines are available for treating tonic clonic seizures. A child who had a single episode of tonic clonic seizure will have any more seizures depends on several factors. Most children will outgrow their epilepsy.Usuallyanticonvulsants are stopped after taking treatment for 2-3 years if there is no recurrence of seizure.
Avatar n tn A note about EEG findings of feb 91 states that there was epileptic activity arising deep in the right hemisphere with a normal background activity. I put on Tegretol and failing control, on Phenytoin (June 91), later on valproate, as I was continuing to have a daily seizures with absences and stiffening. The seizures continued. Mysoline had also been used in the interim without benefit. In Sep/Oct.
Avatar n tn Although uncommon, some people may be allergic to one or more of these inactive ingredients. Issues with Seizure Medications For some people using certain medications, generics can be a problem. This is most often a problem with medications in which even a miniscule change in dose can be ineffective or cause side effects. Dilantin (phenytoin) is one of those medications.
Avatar n tn Sad to hear about your mother's agony. She is sleepy excessively most probably due to the side effect of Phenytoin. Phenytoin causes lethargy and excessive somnolence. There are some newer antiepileptics which are less sedative. But let her Neurologist decide about the course of action.
Avatar m tn due to your anti-seizure medications, phenytoin (or Dilantin) and lamotrigine (Lamictal). One of the side effects of anti-seizure medications, or anti-convulsants, is fatigue. When patients take combination therapies of anti-convulsants, the side effects can further increase due to additive effects. Research have shown that phenytoin can cross semen and breast milk. However, I don't believe the semen level is clinically significant enough to transfer phenytoin to your wife during intercourse.
Avatar n tn I am concerned about the effects on the fetus while taking anti-seizure medications...I am currently on 3000mg daily of Keppra, and 150mg daily of Lamictal...I am told that these medications fall in the "Class C" drug classification...I was curious if you could offer advise, offhand, regarding the risk of these medications w/ pregnancy.
Avatar m tn Well “Folic acid supplementation in folate-deficient patients with epilepsy changes the pharmacokinetics of phenytoin, usually leading to lower serum phenytoin concentrations and possible seizure breakthrough”. It appears that the more phenytoin that is used, the more Folic Acid is lost. As more Folic Acid supplementation given, Phenytoin concentrations in the blood decrease. Sheesh, it’s a vicious circle.
Avatar n tn Valproic acid, carbamazepine, and phenytoin are those medications associated with spinal cord defects. As a barbiturate, phenobarbital is also not a good choice for pregancy. Most patients with epilepsy have normal children. Most photoresponsive epilepsy is activated by specific wavelengths and if the TV or computer do not elicit seizure activity (can verify with EEG and TV and computer together) then they should be okay.
553516 tn?1255870819 Patients who take these medications (regularly or daily) should undergo monthly laboratory testing for the first three months of therapy and then every three to six months because of the association between these medications and liver disease.
Avatar n tn * phenytoin (Dilantin), * valproic acid (Depakote, Depakote ER, Depakene, Depacon), * carbamazepine (Tegretol, Tegretol XR, Equertro), and * phenobarbital Antibiotics such as: * tetracyclines, [for example, tetracycline (Achromycin)] * sulfonamides, * isoniazid (INH) (Nydrazid, Laniazid) * sulfamethoxazole (Gantanol), * trimethoprim (Trimpex; Proloprim, Primsol) * nitrofurantoin (Macrodantin; Furadantin; Macrobid), * fluconazole (Diflucan
1094370 tn?1317138425 Some anti-fungal medications, for example, fluconazole (Diflucan) and itraconazole (Sporanox). Some psychiatric medications, for example, tricyclic antidepressants. Some seizure medications, for example, phenytoin (Dilantin), carbamazepine (Tegretol, Tegretol XR , Equetro, Carbatrol), and valproic acid (Depakote, Depakote ER, Depakene, Depacon).
Avatar f tn I think the best person to ask this question to would be your pharmacist. They are typically very knowledgeable about how medications interact with one another. Normally, when you get you rscripts filled (so long as you're using the same pharmacy for all of them), their computers will automatically check for interactions, but if you're just doing research on the possible interactions (or use different pharmacies), just give them a call.
Avatar m tn My father aged 68 has been detected with left frontal oligodendroglioma WHO-III with first seizure in 2003. He was operated as subtotal excision in 2009 and haemostasis achieved.then he was followed by radiotherapy and Cap. Temozolamide. he was stable with all normalcy for three years. Recently he has another occasion of unconsciousness and diagnosed with small deficiency of Na and K potential.
Avatar n tn I'm asking about the radiation treatment because the symptoms your mom is experiencing right now may be due to a recurrence or progression of the tumor, or to damage to the brain caused by the radiation itself. Aside from the phenytoin or other anti-seizure drugs, giving steroids to reduce the swelling in her brain may help.
533799 tn?1213242300 If someone has a traumatic brain injury or is even suspected of having same, most prudent physicians will prescribe a preventive course of medication. Fortunately, the current anti-seizure medications on the market are very effective and in a vast majority of cases will largely or completely control the epileptic seizures (examples include Phenytoin, Valproate, Phenobarbital, Dilantin, Felmabate and others).
Avatar n tn Surprisingly, much of the literature has focused on the effects of anticonvulsant therapy on intrinsic thyroid function rather than the converse. Such medications as carbamazepine and phenytoin have been shown to displace thyroxine from plasma protein-binding sites and potentially increase its clearance. Free thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) will be increased, while serum T4 and T3 levels will be decreased.
Avatar f tn Hi, Supplements are never really safe, they effect different people in different ways. I have a Seizure Disorder, if I take Saint John's Wort, I'll be in trouble. Talking with my wife about your post, she reminded me that "Green Tea" cause both of us to experience a marked increase in PVCs. My wife, a medical assistant, remarked that belladonna is "natural", yet a very deadly toxin.
Avatar f tn I have Temporal Lobe Epilepsy and get PVCs, PACs, and had limited PSVT (all independent of the seizures) I would discuss these symptoms with your doctor, specifically, the occurrence of the seizure and emergence of the rhythm issue. It appears that the seizure, apparently even after the seizure, (postictal) or between seizures (interictal) can effect the autonomic system which in turn effects the heart rhythm.
Avatar m tn Since you were responding to phenobarbital and phenytoin combination and did not suffer from any other problems that you are facing now, my suggestion would be to go back to the original medications. Yes, stopping Phenobarbital totally may have triggered the seizure. So, please consult your doctor regarding switching back to original medications. If you do so, probably you will not face problems. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar n tn Amiodarone (anti arrythmia) Amphothericin (anti fungal) Aspirin Ciprofloxacin (antibiotic) Corticosteroid withdrwal Cytosine arabinoside (anti cancer) Danazol Growth hormone Lithium (anti manic, mood stabilizer) NSAID (ibuprofen, advil etc) Oral contraceptives Phenytoin (anti seizure) Retinoids Tetracycline (antibiotic) Vitamin A toxicity (taking too much) Good luck
Avatar n tn The lack of energy and motivation experienced by patients with hypothyroidism may also contribute to their non-compliance with medication. Some anti-seizure medications can reduce the levels of thyroid hormones in the body (phenytoin, phenobarbital, and carbamazapine have all been reported to lower thyorid levels). The drugs that you are on, have not been shown to affect thyroid levels. Refractory cases of hyperthyroidism (I believe you are hypo-thyroid) can lead to seizures and coma.