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Does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause seizures in certain people?

Does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause seizures in certain people?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is reported to have potential to lower seizure threshold. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Seizure Disorder (Definition)

Seizure disorder also known as epilepsy, is a neurological condition in which the brain's abnormal electrical activity causes muscular convulsions and altered mental states. Epilepsy is diagnosed when an individual has ...Read more


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How often does Wellbutrin (bupropion) cause seizures? I am starting the lowest dose of 150mg with my 25mg zoloft and 10mg adderall.

How often does Wellbutrin (bupropion) cause seizures? I am starting the lowest dose of 150mg with my 25mg zoloft and 10mg adderall.

Not likely: Wellbutrin (bupropion) has been known to be related to increased seizures in people with past or present eating disorders.
While one can never be entirely certain about, the effects of new medications, seizures are not a typical side effect. Stay in close touch with your doctor when starting, any new medication. ...Read more

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Can taking risperdal and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause seizures in an 11 year old?

Can taking risperdal and Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) cause seizures in an 11 year old?

Unless he overdosed,: It's very rare for either to lower the seizure threshold. Genetic or other medical causes of atypical brain development in kids with Autism or mood disorder requiring Risperdal, especially with other disorders - ADHD, Intellectual Disability, LD, CP, etc., - ^ seizure risk. Evaluations by a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician & a child neuropsychologist will help search for the cause. ...Read more

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I am 25yo, just had my first and only seizure. I had taken adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 12 hours before and marijuana 40 mins before could those cause seizures?

I am 25yo, just had my first and only seizure. I had taken adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 12 hours before and marijuana 40 mins before could those cause seizures?

Don't gamble: With your brain, health or life. It's possible, but it's at least as possible, if not more so, that this was what it appears to be: a 1st unprovoked seizure. See a neurologist, don't lie about anything you're taking or using, and do whatever (s)he tells you to do. You may get lucky & have no more; or you may have epilepsy & will have to make some life adjustments. ...Read more

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Female patient is on risperdal and adderall; she also has high func. Autism and ADHD and is 11 yrs old. Is this a seizure?

Female patient is on risperdal and adderall; she also has high func. Autism and ADHD and is 11 yrs old. Is this a seizure?

Question is unclear: I'm not sure I understand what you are asking. You describe an 11 year old child with adhd on an antipsychotic and an amphetamine. The Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is most likely being used to treat the adhd. I'm not sure why she is on the risperdal, and I'm not sure what you are referring to as to is this (what) a seizure. Please clarify. ...Read more

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Hi, I have had severe depression lately. I do suffer now and then. For the past few months it's hard for me to do daily tasks or even get out of bed. I have ADHD and am being treated with Adderall XR. I also have a seizure disorder and am on Keppra and Vi

Hi, I have had severe depression lately. I do suffer now and then. For the past few months it's hard for me to do daily tasks or even get out of bed. I have ADHD and am being treated with Adderall XR. I also have a seizure disorder and am on Keppra and Vi

Depression: And other conditions. Are you getting some counseling/therapy? It can help one cope w/the effects of medical situations. Please consider seeing a mental health professional. Medication may be offered by good therapy can be very useful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 20 mg 2x daily for 3 yrs, I had 2 seizures and was unresponsive for over 10 hrs all test came back normal, MRI CT scan EEG why?

taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 20 mg 2x daily for 3 yrs, I had 2 seizures and was unresponsive for over 10 hrs all test came back normal, MRI CT scan EEG why?

An EEG picks up: Surface activity of the brain cortex that is about the diameter of a quarter and only captures a minimal thickness of the brain. If there are findings, it means something. So EEGs can often be "normal". ...Read more

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I took 50mg of Tramadol and an hour later not thinking took my adderal XR 10mg. I have read there is an increased risk of seizures. Should I worry?

I took 50mg of Tramadol and an hour later not thinking took my adderal XR 10mg. I have read there is an increased risk of seizures. Should I worry?

No: The risk of seizure with Tramadol is usually at doses higher than 400 mg per day (8 50mg pills), although it may be less in individuals who have a history of seizures, are on drugs that are also associated with seizures (which adderal in usual doses is not). However, talk to your doctor and/or pharmacist for more personal information. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of sleep onset seizures in the mid 30's?

Several: Based upon the age of insert, they would almost certainly be partial insert seizures (aka "localization related"). At least half the time, no clear reason is uncovered for them starting. Other causes include prior trauma, abnormal tangles of blood vessels stuck in the brain, "birthmarks" on the brain in a localized area, among others. Brain tumor is possible, but less common. ...Read more

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What can cause seizures at 16?

What can cause seizures at 16?

Possible causes: Many things can cause a seizure for a 16 year old (alcohol, prescription medicine, head injury) but the most common is a condition called juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. A neurology evaluation and an EEG test are very helpful for determining this. Good luck! ...Read more

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Causes of seizure 6 years old?

Causes of seizure 6 years old?

Too many: There are too many possible causes to cover in a format like this. Since you're probably interested in a specific 6-year-old, it's best if you ask the question to those caring for the child. ...Read more

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What cause childhood seizures?

Electric: While all epileptic seizures are caused by electrical disturbances in the brain, there are many different kinds of seizures. See http://www. Epilepsyfoundation. Org/livingwithepilepsy/parentsandcaregivers/parents/typesofseizures. Cfm for more information. ...Read more

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How can patterns cause seizures?

How can patterns cause seizures?

Rarely: There is a rare but very specific type of epilepsy that is photo sensitive. In some just the flashing of light at a specific frequency can cause a seizure. In very rare cases a specific pattern will set off seizure activity. A type of baboon (papio-papio) has a genetic tendency for photosensitive epilepsy. They have been studied in detail. Coated glasses can help. ...Read more

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What could cause a small seizure?

Many things: You would generally want to consult with a neurologist if you think you've had a seizure. Many things can cause seizures or seizure-like events. ...Read more

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What can cause a seizure to occur?

Cause of seizures: Seizures are caused by anything that irritates the surface of the brain. This can be an infection, a disease of the brain, an injury, medications, alcohol or drugs, changes in the blood chemistry, etc. For some people, the cause is related to how the brain makes electricity, but this is most often the case for children, rather than adults. ...Read more

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What causes seizures in older people?

Some answers: Atherosclerosis with or without strokes, evolving tumors, medication reactions, trauma, blood clots or hematomas, cardiac events with secondary cerebral ischemia, carbon monoxide in poorly ventilated homes. ...Read more

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How come flashing lights cause seizures?

How come flashing lights cause seizures?

Photoparoxysmal resp: Photoparoxysmal responses (ppr) is an abnormal visual sensitivity of the brain in reaction to intermittent photic stimulation.
Photosensitivity depends on the intensity, the contrast of the visual stimulus, and the specific frequency of flashing. The flashing patterns of certain games and television shows trigger epileptic seizures in only 5% of epileptics. Photosensitive epileptics peak at 10-14. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of a seizure?

What are the most common causes of a seizure?

Let me explain: Although the underlying causes of epilepsy are usually not known, certain factors are known to provoke seizures in people with epilepsy. Avoiding these triggers can help you avoid seizures and live better with epilepsy:
missing medication doses
heavy alcohol use
cocaine or other drug use, such as ecstasy
lack of sleep
other drugs that interfere with seizure medications. ...Read more

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Can using mushrooms cause you to have a seizure?

Can using mushrooms cause you to have a seizure?

Absolutely: Psilocybin is the hallucinogenic ingredient in 'shrooms. It as bad as lsd or mescaline. Avoid using it. ...Read more

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What causes night seizures?

Poor seizure control: The brain is actually very active during sleep. Many epilepsy patients are prone to convulsions during sleep. Some children only have seizures during sleep. Good seizure management should include eeg evaluation during sleep. Appropriate use of medications, especially just at bedtime may help avoid these types of seizures. ...Read more

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What type of seizures causes comatose?

Frequent seizures: Continuous seizures (also called status epilepticus) can appear like a coma, and often medicines used to treat this condition cause the clinical appearance of a coma ...Read more

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What can cause non-epileptic fits/seizures?

Various: The most common cause is psychological. It's where stress is converted into physical symptoms (do it's called a "conversion disorder"). Sadly, about 2/3 of people with seizure-like conversion disorders have a history of abuse (often sexual abuse.) Other things can mimic seizures and should be ruled out (fainting, certain uncommon migraine types...) ...Read more

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What are the causes of seizure in pre-teens?

What are the causes of seizure in pre-teens?

Many causes: I agree with the previous answer, that your child needs to be seen. If the pediatrician is not comfortable treating childhood epilepsy, please ask for a referral to a pediatric neurologist. There are many drugs available to treat seizures, the goal in therapy is to pick the one that controls the seizures, with the fewest side effects, and the least impact on your child's life. ...Read more

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What causes seizures in children at the age of 21 months?

Many things: Seizures in children can be caused by fever, by genetic causes of epilepsy, by metabolic derangements during illness, and by structural lesions in the brain. Therefore a full workup is indicated in any child who has a first seizure. ...Read more

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What causes perscribed Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) or adderall?

What causes perscribed Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) or adderall?

Evaluation: You would need to see a physician or specifically a psychiatrist. These medications are prescribed for add/ adhd. The provider would determine which medication would be the most appropriate for you. Take care. ...Read more

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Can cancer cause seizures?

Can cancer cause seizures?

DEPENDS: Only if the cancer has spread to the brain then there might be a risk for seizures. ...Read more

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Does etomidate cause seizures?

Etomidate&seizures: Yes there has been reports of seizures--but the answer is usually much more complex

only a few people will get seizures, while most people will not get seizures, so other factors play a role. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Dextroamphetamine And Racemic Amphetamine (Definition)

Dextroamphetamine|racemic amphetamine is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Adderall (Definition)

Adderall is an appetite suppressant which is a kind ...Read more