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Can viagra (sildenafil) have problem with people having epilepsy?

Can viagra (sildenafil) have problem with people having epilepsy?

Unlikely: The most common neurologic side effects of viagra (sildenafil) are headache and dizziness. Initial studies in non-epileptic men did not report seizures. Subsequent case reports describe seizure as a rare, possibly unrelated, side effect. Many common seizure meds are processed in the liver, just like viagra (sildenafil), and this could push drug levels up or down; consult with md or pharmacy for possible interactions. ...Read more

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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures. Per Mayo Clinic "Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations and sometimes loss of ...Read more


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I am having problems keeping an erection when having sex will viagra (sildenafil) help me.I take carbamazipine for epilepsy is it safe to take both.

I am having problems keeping an erection when having sex will viagra (sildenafil) help me.I take carbamazipine for epilepsy is it safe to take both.

Yes: Erectile dysfunction (ed), the inability to achieve and maintain adequate erection for penetration and sexual activity very common after age 40 when age and other ed risk factors become more common (vascular disease, htn, dm, tobacco use, obesity, meds) along with psychological factors. The ed drugs (viagra, levitra, (vardenafil) cialis) all reasonable first line rx options not interfered by carbamazipine. ...Read more

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Can my partner take Viagra (sildenafil) but he has epilepsy and I am a woman can I take it I have under active thoiroid condition ?

Can my partner take Viagra (sildenafil) but he has epilepsy and I am a woman can I take it I have under active thoiroid condition ?

Not FDA approved : Viagra (sildenafil) is not FDA approved for use in women. However, I have heard of some women taking it. I recommend you discuss this with your doctor. Your male partner needs to discuss it's use with his doctor. ...Read more

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Viagra (sildenafil) problem. What should I do?

Viagra (sildenafil) problem. What should I do?

What sort of problem: R u having? If prolonged erections, see doc/er immediately. If changes in vision, see prescribing doc. Other problems? See doc who prescribed med to discuss type of problem, how long it's been going on, area affected, etc. Be sure you're not taking any nitrates or Alpha blockers as combo can cause significant drop in blood pressure. ...Read more

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I have kidny problem can I used viagra (sildenafil)?

I have kidny problem can I used viagra (sildenafil)?

Viagra (sildenafil): What kind of problem do you have with your kidney? Most diseases and conditions of the kidney do not prevent someone from taking Viagra (sildenafil). The most important medicine is nitroglycerin. You cannot take Viagra (sildenafil) if you take nitroglycerin. I would still consult with your doctor regarding the kidney problem. Most likely you are safe to take it. ...Read more

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Can a person with kidney problems take Cialis or viagra (sildenafil)?

Can a person with kidney problems take Cialis or viagra (sildenafil)?

Yes ?lower dose: Subjects with kidney problems can take Cialis & viagra (sildenafil) however they should consult with their nephrologist first. Reduced kidney function may result in slower excretion of the medication so that it remains in the body longer. Best to start withviagra (sildenafil) 25mg or Cialis 5mg. Consider low dose daily Cialis rather than higher dose before planned or anticipated sex. Be aware of all side-effects first. ...Read more

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Can Viagra (sildenafil) fix my psychological problem of not maintaining a erection?

Unlikely to work: if your sexual problem is psychological, do not expect for viagra (sildenafil) to work. It is not a risk-free medications and has been known to cause heart problems in the wrong patient. Viagra (sildenafil) is to help older men who have problems getting enough blood flow to the penis. it solves a plumbing issue, where is your problem is one with the control of the faucet. ...Read more

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Recently had problems getting erection. Dr gave me a few viagra (sildenafil). Afraid to take because of risk of priapism. Thoughts?

PRIAPISM: It is a potential side effect but I have only seen it with patients with pooly controlled sickle cell anemia or elicit drug use. It is safe and effective. If this is not reassuring enough use a small dose first(25 mg) as a trial. The trials before it was fda approved used several times the eventual recomended dose to determine safety. ...Read more

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I am 35 yr old i want to try viagra (sildenafil) no problem with erections just want to experiment. ...Is this a good idea or can this harm me..

I am 35 yr old i want to try viagra (sildenafil) no problem with erections just want to experiment. ...Is this a good idea or can this harm me..

Depends: Given that the drug has side effects, not to mention that it's over $30 per pill in most places, it might be good to remember the old saying, "sometimes the enemy of good, is better". ...Read more

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I m 27yr old nd i m trying to get pregnant frm last 6 months i m taking medicine also prescribed by gyne..i hv epilepsy problem i m taking 200mg daily?

I m 27yr old nd i m trying to get pregnant frm last 6 months i m taking medicine also prescribed by gyne..i hv epilepsy problem i m taking 200mg daily?

And the question is?: Anti-epileptic medications must be used very cautiously in patients who are or are thinking about becoming pregnant since birth defects can occur at much higher rates compared with women not taking such medications. Make sure your doctor acknowledges the risks vs. benefits of being on such medications for your condition if in fact you are serious about becoming pregnant. ...Read more

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I have epilepsy. I have a great deal of memory problems, forgetting to do simple and important things. Should I be worried o concerned or is it normal?

I have epilepsy. I have a great deal of memory problems, forgetting to do simple and important things. Should I be worried o concerned or is it normal?

See a doctor: Short-term memory and learning problems are not unusual in people with epilepsy (seizure disorders). If the problems are interfering with your daily functioning, it would be a good idea to make an appointment with a neurologist (medical doctor) or neuropsychologist (clinical psychologist who specializes in close brain-behavior relationships) for an evaluation. Understanding and help might result ...Read more

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Would it be a problem if I took Cialis earlier in the day, then Viagra (sildenafil) about an hour before beginning sexual activity? I am in good health.

Would it be a problem if I took Cialis earlier in the day, then Viagra (sildenafil) about an hour before beginning sexual activity?  I am in good health.

Dangerous Rx habits: Combining similar medicines are never a good idea.
These particular medicines may result in profound hypotension cardiovascular collapse and death.
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Is there an actual true way to lengthen a mans penis? Not looking for things like viagra (sildenafil). I don't have that problem. Im just looking for a permanent way to go from 6 inches to more.

Is there an actual true way to lengthen a mans penis? Not looking for things like viagra (sildenafil). I don't have that problem. Im just looking for a permanent way to go from 6 inches to more.

No, : No, there is not a way to get any more than nature has already given you. There are many gimics that leave men disapointed and with a little less money in their pockets. There are no machines, surgeries, pills or creams that will provide you with a larger penis. It is not the size of the penis that determines the quality of love making. ...Read more

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How does viagra (sildenafil) help an erection problem?

How does viagra (sildenafil) help an erection problem?

Erectile Function...: Viagra, levitra, (vardenafil) and Cialis are drugs that mimic a hormone produced in the veins at the base of the penis that cause venous constriction. This is the natural way that erections occur. The arteries can pump blood into the tissue but less blood can be released due to the veins being constricted.

It is a fairly simple and wonderful gift men have in our generation. ...Read more

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Is height and horror movies problem for epilepsy patient?

Is height and horror movies problem for epilepsy patient?

Depends: certain types of psychomotor epilepsy can be tiggered by stress, tension or anxiety-not common, but possible. ...Read more

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My child has been diagnosed with epilepsy and is on meds. Can flying overseas cause a problem due to the altitude?

Meet with Docs: You might want to meet with your doc at least a month before you travel so you can discuss changes in med schedules as you will be traveling to a different time zone. Also discuss how and who to contact in case of an emergency. The altitude is not a problem since cabins are pressurized, the problem may be that kids may get off schedules and get to stressed, tired and hungry. Stick to his schedule. ...Read more

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I am currently taking the medication Topamax--Generic Brand is Topiramate. I want to start taking Viagra due to ED Problems. Is it ok to take both ?

Pharmacist: Your pharmacist can be very helpful in answering this important question as he/she has access to up to date information on medicine interactions. I believe that Viagra does not interact with topamax, but would double check this with your pharmacist. ...Read more

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I had epilepsy and i used to medicine that name "depakhin 1000mg" for 5 years but now i left it and now i have hairloss problem so it can be that why?

I had epilepsy and i used to medicine that name  "depakhin 1000mg" for 5 years but now i left it and now i have hairloss problem so it can be that why?

Yes that's an effect: That is one of the unfortunate side effects of valproic acid and its derivatives. I've got a number of patients for whom either Depakene or Depakote (Valproic Acid, generic) work beautifully to control their seizures or other problems for which we can use the medication BUT they start losing gobs and gobs of hair within several weeks to a couple of months. Hair loss stops after stopping drug. ...Read more

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Do people with epilepsy often have problems in pregnancy?

Do people with epilepsy often have problems in pregnancy?

No: Epileptics can get pregnant, and have normal kids most of the time but 1-epilepsy drugs affect hormones slightly 2-hormones affect epilepsy drugs slightly 3-epilepsy cause slightly higher birth defects slightly 4-epilepsy drugs can cause birth defects slightly. ...Read more

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What problems can someone with epilepsy have during pregnancy?

What problems can someone with epilepsy have during pregnancy?

Varies: As the mother gains size and weight, the anti-epileptic medication dosing will require modification. Meds must be continued throughout in view of risk of convulsion and miscarriage. Some medications do cause risk to the baby and perhaps these should be changed prior to pregnancy. ...Read more

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Which anti-epilepsy drug is least likely to cause memory problems?

Which anti-epilepsy drug is least likely to cause memory problems?

Some thoughts: In my experience, fewest complaints of drowsiness, dizziness, or cognitive problems with lamictal. Highest incidence of cognitive problems with phenobarbital, closely followed by topamax, (topiramate) and variable with the rest. ...Read more

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Could viagra (sildenafil) help with my delayed ejaculation problem?

Delayed ejaculation : Intimacy issues are difficult to discuss. It's always important to talk with your physician about medically related issues as they can be contributing to intimacy issues ie , high blood pressure, meds, diabetes. The first step--talk to your doctor to rule out other organic causes before being prescribed any medications like Viagra (sildenafil) which can help or make some of these issues worse if untreated. ...Read more

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Can there be viagra (sildenafil) you can tke safely if you have a heart problem?

Depends: Upon your medical condition and any medication you may be receiving. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you mean by chronic childhood illness and nutritional problems that hinder height growth..Would epilepsy come under the former?

Possibly: Almost any chronic disease can cause growth problems, especially if it interferes with nutrition, intake, digestion, or metabolism. Controlled seizures would be unlikely to cause major growth problems, but frequent infections, thyroid problems, metabolic problems (how your body processes nutrients), diabetes, and any gastrointestinal problems can cause growth problems. ...Read more

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My friend has epilepsy problem, she consulted many neurologists one of them suggested two tablets-torleva XR 500 and oxetol XR 300.Is it right one?

My friend has epilepsy problem, she consulted many neurologists one of them suggested two tablets-torleva XR 500 and oxetol XR 300.Is it right one?

Depends.: Initial choice of seizure meds depends on the type of seizure - generalized vs partial, tonic-clonic vs absence, etc. If the first choice medication does not work, adding others or replacing the first med are all possible, but ultimately it's going to be trial and error. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epilepsy (Definition)

A neurological disorder where nerve cells of the brain are injured, epilepsy results in seizures that range from nearly undetectable to extremely vigorous. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...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