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What medicine can I take for a cold with Dilantin and Tegretol

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Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 47 years experience
Drug interactions: Pretty much all the ingredients in the over the counter cold medications have some interaction with Dilantin and/or tegretol, including increased live... Read More
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
Any cold remedy: Most colds are treated with rest and good fluid intake but cold medicine of any kind is not prohibited with your meds.

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Need much more info: Your question is complex. It's possible that PNES is an additional diagnosis though NEURONTIN does not have a reputation for being a very robust drug ... Read More
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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Typically : Typically kerosene ingestion does not cause epilepsy. Drinking kerosene causes vomiting, difficulty breathing and serious problems with the lungs. W... Read More
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 34 years experience
He's wrong: Epilepsy isn't always a cut-and-dried diagnosis. If your partner really did have epilepsy, he wasn't cured in church. He grew out of his epi... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Pharmacist : Your pharmacist has a database of possible drug interactions, and can recommend an over the counter medication. In general, nasal saline rinses reliev... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Lamictal: The switch should be safe. No significant interactions with Neurontin (gabapentin) or the others.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Zuber
Neurology 35 years experience
Seizure management: it is advisable that the patient be switched over to other medications which are ssecond-generation drugs such as Keppra (levetiracetam) or Lamictal... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Would not: Most of the cold and flu medications have a decongestant . These can cause your blood pressure to spike and heart race.
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Dr. Morton Levitt
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Carbamazapine : You ma use Afrin and Sufaphed products. For a more complete list of does and donuts see this: https://www.eiofnc.org/Medication_Guidelines.html
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Giannotta
Neurosurgery 49 years experience
Maybe more: Your doctor should be measuring the level in your blood to see if you can take more if you need it to reduce the pain. If not, there are many other m... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Dilantin: Dilsntin is available as Dilantin sodium.As such it does not deplete sodium. It can however, cause osteoporosis or hypothyroidism among other side eff... Read More

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