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Are migraines a keppra (levetiracetam) withdrawal symptom?

Are migraines a keppra (levetiracetam) withdrawal symptom?

Neurologist : Headache can be a side effect of Keppra (levetiracetam) medication. Migraine, however, is a specific diagnosis, which is usually not caused by a specific medication. You can have neurologist consultation to discuss further. ...Read more

Dilantin (Definition)

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


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What has more side effects Dilantin or topamax (topiramate) and can topamax (topiramate) cause seizures?

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

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Side effects from taking keppra (levetiracetam) for seizures?

Side effects from taking keppra (levetiracetam) for seizures?

Moodiness: Keppra (levetiracetam) is a remarkably safe medication. It is handled by the body in a manner that does not damage liver or blood or kidney. However, it can affect mood and emotions and produce unusual behaviors. ...Read more

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Topamax (topiramate) addto Dilantin + med change then increased multiple seizures ER dr said Dilantin levels are toxic. Caused by topamax (topiramate)? When seizures stop?

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

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What causes motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and migrain headache?

What causes motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness  and migrain headache?

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 more

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Are confusion and seizures side effects of pepcid (famotidine)?

Are confusion and seizures side effects of pepcid (famotidine)?

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

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What has more side effects Dilantin or topamax (topiramate) ?

What has more side effects Dilantin or topamax (topiramate) ?

Dilantin: Dilantin has been around long time and is relatively saf, but has more side effects in therapeutic doses than newer med topamax (topiramate). ...Read more

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Neurontin, (gabapentin) tramadolany cause headaches, migraines as side effect?

Neurontin, (gabapentin) tramadolany cause headaches, migraines as side effect?

Headache : Is one of the most common side effects with medication. And yes, both Neurontin (gabapentin) and tramadol can cause headache as a side effect. ...Read more

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Fever, nausea, headache, dizziness, vomiting, constipation. Cause?

Fever, nausea, headache, dizziness, vomiting, constipation. Cause?

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

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Can I take Zofran (ondansetron) if i'm experiencing gastroenteritis (nausea and vomiting)?

Can I take Zofran (ondansetron) if i'm experiencing gastroenteritis (nausea and vomiting)?

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 more

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Does the drug Zofran (ondansetron) have withdrawal symptoms?

NO: Zofran (ondansetron) is an antiemetic. Whatever sedation you may experience that you may think is an "addiction problem" is not. Withdrawl occurs after long periods of drugs with such addictive properties which are abruptly stopped. ...Read more

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Does keppra (levetiracetam) have side effects. ?

Does keppra (levetiracetam) have side effects. ?

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

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55 yo woman. Taking Trileptal, Pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) Nsaids. Experienieng extreme fatigue, dizziness, SOB, nausea, urinary hesitancy. Could it be low blood sodi?

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

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Can Clarithromycin cause low blood sugar levels? Tiredness, shaking, dizziness, headaches, hunger and cravings after taking it. Should I stop?

Can Clarithromycin cause low blood sugar levels? Tiredness, shaking, dizziness, headaches, hunger and cravings after taking it. Should I stop?

Clarithromycin: can give a metallic taste in the mouth and GI symptoms but not the combination you are describing. Call your doctor and see what they advise you to do. Do not stop antibiotic without first checking with your doctor. ...Read more

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Side effects of topamax (topiramate) for my migraines?

Side effects of topamax (topiramate) for my migraines?

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 more

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Sickness to stomach and lightheaded, seizure?

Sickness to stomach and lightheaded, seizure?

Unlikely: Better possibility is an eventual syncopal episode, i.e., fainting. ...Read more

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Concussion april 22 still experience dizziness headaches nausea trouble concentrating insomnia neurologist taking me off amitriptyline what can I do?

Concussion april 22 still experience dizziness headaches nausea trouble concentrating insomnia neurologist taking me off amitriptyline what can I do?

Refer to answer: Drink a lot water. Get into aerobic exercise to have fun, like dancing with music for twice a week. Make sure your TSH is is around !.5. Sometimes takes more than six months to go away ...Read more

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Does zofran (ondansetron) stop nausea from panic attacks?

Does zofran (ondansetron) stop nausea from panic attacks?

It can: yes, the medication can short-circuit nausea and vomiting due to panic attacks. Better solution might be to reduce the panic attacks themselves either entirely or by intensity and frequency. Then, Zofran (ondansetron) becomes a non-issue. ...Read more

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Im taking Trileptal for tinnitus& hyperacusis &recently started Topamax (topiramate) for migraines.Is it true that trileptal reduces amount of topamax (topiramate) in system?

Im taking Trileptal for tinnitus& hyperacusis &recently started Topamax (topiramate) for migraines.Is it true that trileptal reduces  amount of topamax (topiramate) in system?

Possible: Trileptal are Topamax are Enzyme inducers, but to a much lesser extent than other AEDs. Using topiramate together with trileptal may increase side effects and can be harmful, but quite rare. ...Read more

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Nausea (Definition)

Nausea = abdominal upset ...Read more