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Can alcohol lower the seizure threshhold? i read somewhere that alcohol is an anticonvulsant, but somewhere else said it can induce seizure when drunk

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Dr. John Walker answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Although moderate alcohol consumption is not associated with increased seizure activity, binge drinking and alcohol withdrawal can cause seizures and even status epilepticus, a serious and potentially fatal condition. Most people with epilepsy are told to abstain from alcohol, and they are less likely than the general population to use or abuse alcohol.

Answered Mar 26, 2013

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