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Is botulinum toxin harmful? Does dose matter?

Is botulinum toxin harmful? Does dose matter?

FDA approved: Botulinum toxin is not harmful when used as recommended. Botox, Botox cosmetic, dysport, xeomin, (incobotulinumtoxin a) Myobloc (botulinum toxin b) are examples of botulinum products that are fda approved and have been used worldwide in many millions of people with few significant ill-effects. Dosing does matter. More is not better. ...Read more

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Toxin (Definition)

Poisonous substance produced within living cells or organisms;man-made substances created by artificial processes are thus excluded. The term was first used by organic chemist ludwig brieger (1849–1919). For a toxic substance not produced within living organisms, "toxicant" and "toxics" are also sometimes used.[citation needed]. Toxins can be small ...Read more


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Will phenytoin (dilantin) 100 mg control grand mal seizures?

Will phenytoin (dilantin) 100 mg control grand mal seizures?

It is possible: It is possible 100 mg dilantin could control grand mal seizures. For an adult, this dose is rather small, a more typical dose is 200 or 300 mg each day. However, the best dose is the lowest dose that prevents seizures. ...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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Does a seizure produced by sudden withdrawal of Dilantin prove epilepsy?

Does a seizure produced by sudden withdrawal of Dilantin prove epilepsy?

Why initial Rx?: I have to assume that you were put on Dilantin because of the concern for epilepsy. It would be appropriate to discuss this with your doctor. If you have bad effects from dilantin, there are many new medications that are as good and with much less side effects. It sounds that you need medication, but may benefit from a change. Discuss options with our doctor. ...Read more

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How does Dilantin work in digoxin toxicity?

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How does Dilantin work in digoxin toxicity?

Anti arrhythmic : Dilantin, an anti epileptic drug has a mild anti arrhythmic effect against ventricular activity which is common in digitalis toxicity. But it's activity is weak and rarely used as there is a more specific and effective treatment such as Digibind (digoxin immune fab) that binds digoxin out of the tissues and circulation. ...Read more

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Rfractory seizures in meningoencephalitis not responding to 4 anti convulsion drugs, like midazolam, levitricetum, eptoin and gardinal, what next?

Rfractory seizures in meningoencephalitis not responding to 4 anti convulsion drugs, like midazolam, levitricetum, eptoin and gardinal, what next?

Doubt meds will work: After 3 or 4 drugs, the chance of success is below 4-5% at best, and unless you have some metabolic imbalance, you should consider a more aggressive approach such as a vagal nerve stimulator or even a surgical procedure. Get evaluation at a local medical school and see what might be available for you. ...Read more

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Why phenytoin considered nonsedative antiepileptic?

Why phenytoin considered nonsedative antiepileptic?

Phenytoin: Not sure what you mean. Phenytoin is not considered to be a sedative by definition. This stands for the fact it doesn't possess properties that inhibit the brain in such a way as to induce relaxation, drowsiness, somnolence, calming. ...Read more

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Can an anti-epileptic drug such as keppra (levetiracetam) prevent seizures that happen from taking tramadol?

Can an anti-epileptic drug such as keppra (levetiracetam) prevent seizures that happen from taking tramadol?

Perhaps.: In theory, the answer is yes. However, the vast majority of patients who do not already have a seizure disorder will never have seizures or seizure-like activity if they remain below 300mg/day of tramadol. If seizure-like activity is noted, the better choice is to eliminate tramadol, rather than minimize side effects with yet another medication. ...Read more

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Why keppra (levetiracetam) or valporic acid prescribed by doctor to a non epileptic myoclonus patient? Trembling of hands, migraine are side effects of valporic acid?

Why keppra (levetiracetam) or valporic acid prescribed by doctor to a non epileptic myoclonus patient? Trembling of hands, migraine are side effects of valporic acid?

Valproic acid: Causes tremors of the hands very frequently. It is uncommon for it to cause migraines; in fact, it it's widely used to prevent migraines ...Read more

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Are tremors common from epival/ depakote/ valproic acid?

Are tremors common from epival/ depakote/ valproic acid?

Absolutely!: I rarely prescribe valproate as an initial anti-epileptic agent anymore (though i did years ago) since there are so many aeds (antiepileptic drugs) that just as well or better without causing so many side-effects. Tremor is one of the chief offenders. Tremor can occur even at "sub-therapeutic" blood levels. ...Read more

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How effective is the high voltage 30 minute toxin eliminator?

How effective is the high voltage 30 minute toxin eliminator?

Dont buy it: Which toxins are you talking about? The word toxin is used a lot but often no one knows what they mean by it. Many products out there promise to remove "toxins" and charge a lot of money for it. You almost certainly are wasting your money. Your liver and kidneys do an excellent job removing toxins without bogus products. Other toxins are best avoided (ie mercury) make sure you know which. ...Read more

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Does the body produce antitoxins against clostridium botulinum and tetani toxins?

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Does the body produce antitoxins against clostridium botulinum and tetani toxins?

Yes but...: In neither conditions, recovery from the disease does not confer immunity because the toxin is usually not present in amount large enough to induce adequate immune response. ...Read more

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Will febrile seizure kill me?

Will febrile seizure kill me?

Too old: You are too old for a febrile seizures. the age range is 6 months to 6 years. Adults who have seizures with fever have infections of the brain or have epilepsy that is precipitated by illness. ...Read more

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120 Cardizem cd added to 600 mg of tegretol..dr. sending me for tegretol level test...can this be toxic..and what would be toxic symptoms?

120 Cardizem cd added to 600 mg of tegretol..dr. sending me for tegretol level test...can this be toxic..and what would be toxic symptoms?

Yes: Can have toxic levels of tegretol. Need to check levels periodically. Can feel tired headache lightheadedness. Rash can occur. Just to name a few. If you have been on awhile without problems should be ok. Just check levels periodically ...Read more

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How effective is Phenytoin (Dilantin) for treating epilepsy?

How effective is Phenytoin (Dilantin) for treating epilepsy?

Can be effective: Phenytoin is one of the oldest patent medicines used to treat epilepsy. It has been an effective treatment. Due to its sedating effect and other side effects, newer agents have replaced it as a first line treatment. It continues to be an effective alternative treatment. ...Read more

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Is gabpintin and Dilantin used for trigeminal neuralgia ?

Is gabpintin and Dilantin  used for trigeminal neuralgia ?

Sometimes: Both may be used; each has a response rate about 50%. Other primary meds include Carbamazepine or oxcarbazepine, with a response rate of 70%. And, there are many others to try. If pain is not controlled, or side effects are intolerable, a procedure should be considered. ...Read more

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Can fentanyl toxicity cause hypoglycemia?

Can fentanyl toxicity cause hypoglycemia?

Not Typically: Opioid toxicity may be associated with low bp, confusion and respiratory depression. But, unless taken with other drugs that specifically lower blood glucose (for treating diabetes, for example), or in the presence of decreased nutritional intake, hypoglycemia isn't a prominent finding. ...Read more

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What anesthetic drugs percipitate seizures.?

What anesthetic drugs percipitate seizures.?

Very Few..: Very few actually precipitate (cause) seizures, although many anesthetic drugs and drugs administered in the "peri-operative . Period" do lower the seizure threshold. This might "increase" the possibility of a seizure if these drugs were given in unusually large amounts, which they rarely are...Narcotics, ketamine, anticholinergics, antihistamines, insulin, some antibiotics. No worry! ...Read more

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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