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Dilantin (generic name phenytoin) is a drug that has been used to treat seizure disorders since 1938. It is a sodium channel blocker that is effective in treatment of epilepsy but it has significant side effects. Because of that many newer drugs have been developed ...Read more
What has more side effects Dilantin or topamax (topiramate) and can topamax (topiramate) cause seizures?
Jeff24, U need help: I see that you posted many questions all related to your "seizure" which you may have had 14 yrs ago. Despite multiple answers from different docs, you are not satisfied and seem to obsess about this issue quite abit. Topamax (topiramate) is actually used to treat both seizure and migraine. Jeff24, call your doc and make an appointment for follow-up. I think you have obscessive-compulsive-disorder. Good luck. ...Read more
Topamax (topiramate) addto Dilantin + med change then increased multiple seizures ER dr said Dilantin levels are toxic. Caused by topamax (topiramate)? When seizures stop?
Me no understand: Your statement sounds like Morse Code to me. Some of it I get but maybe you can restate it a bit more calmly. If Dilantin were added to Topamax (topiramate) then, yes toxic levels of Dilantin could occur. If other way around then, we'd expect levels of Topamax (topiramate) to decrease not Dilantin increase. Sounds like you need to check in with your neurologist for a "realignment" of some sort with your meds. ...Read more
We don't know: The exact cause of migraine is still controversial and gaps in our understanding remain. Accompanying symptoms such as phonophobia, photophobia, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and blurred vision, as well as autonomic phenomena of conjunctival injection, lacrimation and lid edema are common and individual. It is manageable, see a headache specialist or orofacial pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be: Pepcid (famotidine) and other acid-suppression drugs (ppis) are commonly used, for long periods of time for various stomach conditions - and not always needed. First, almost any side effect can happen with almost any drug, and each person can have their "own" side effect. In general however, seizures are very uncommon with ppis but can happen. Confusion is a little more common esp in older folks. ...Read more
Infectious: It is hard to know the exact cause but with these symptoms an infectious cause should be considered and ruled out as you may need treatment. Please seek evaluation by your primary care physician. ...Read more
Maybe you see doc 1t: Yes, you can take zofran (ondansetron) if you 100% sure it is gastroenteritis! however, nausea and vomiting could be the symptoms of other conditions (for example, cholecystitis, appendicitis, small bowel obstruction), and in these cases zofran (ondansetron) could be harmful or could mask very dangerous surgical cases. Don't hesitate to go see the real doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Levetiracetam is generally well tolerated, but may cause drowsiness, weakness, unsteady gait, coordination problems, headache, pain, forgetfulness, anxiety, irritability or agitation, dizziness, mood changes, nervousness, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and changes in skin pigmentation. Serious side effects may include depression, hallucinations, suicidal thoughts, seizures. ...Read more
55 yo woman. Taking Trileptal, Pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) Nsaids. Experienieng extreme fatigue, dizziness, SOB, nausea, urinary hesitancy. Could it be low blood sodi?
Yes: The fatigue, nausea and dizziness can be low sodium. Have that checked. The urinary hesitancy can be an anticholinergic side effect of the medication. The SOB and dizziness can be from anemia which can result from occult blood loss due to GI bleeding from NSAID. A CBC and chem panel will help see if of the above is true. ...Read more
Can Clarithromycin cause low blood sugar levels? Tiredness, shaking, dizziness, headaches, hunger and cravings after taking it. Should I stop?
Many and varied: Topamax (topiramate) causes a number of side effects, ranging from mild (tingling around the lips, altered taste of carbonated beverages), to severe (liver damage, memory problems). It also causes appetite suppression, which can lead to weight loss in some patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer