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Doctor insights on: Epilepsy And Seizures And Atenolol

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Does being on atenolol cause seizures or epilepsy? I was on atenolol for a long time and experienced a seizure and slow heart beat.

Does being on atenolol cause seizures or epilepsy? I was on atenolol for a long time and experienced a seizure and slow heart beat.

Seizures: 'opinion not a decision'. Every shake is not a seizure; all seizures do not shake. Seizures have many causes including: alcohol and alcohol withdrawal; drugs; prescribed medications; brain injury; stroke; brain tumor; family history; atenolol has a potential to cause slow heart rate and decreased blood pressure. A combination may induce syncope. Syncope may mimic seizures. Get a checkup. ...Read more

Dr. Stanley Berger
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Atenolol (Definition)

Atenolol is a relatively long-acting (24 hours) beta-blocker. Beta-blockers as a group of medications calm or slow the heart rate down. They stop the swings in hr from stress or nerves. If someone is on a good dose of a beta-blocker and are startled, the medication suppresses the pounding of your heart. It also won't allow the hr to climb with exercise. It's used to ...Read more


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How likely is tramadol to cause seizure? Also taking Atenolol 25mg- no other meds besides multi-vitamin. No history of seizure disorder.

How likely is tramadol to cause seizure?  Also taking Atenolol 25mg- no other meds besides multi-vitamin.  No history of seizure disorder.

Greater than none: Janssen did not include the incidence of seizures in pre-approval clinical trials or postmarketing surveillance in their FDA Product Information. You should read it ALL: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2009/020281s032s033lbl.pdf It's rare, but does happen. For any individual, the chances are either 0% or 100%. (This is true of ANYTHING in life except birth & death.) ...Read more

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Mom is on atenolol, clonodine, and amlodopine for hypertension. Is this too much? Three medications sounds excessive when shes also on epilepsy meds

Mom is on atenolol, clonodine, and amlodopine for hypertension. Is this too much? Three medications sounds excessive when shes also on epilepsy meds

May be fine: many people need multiple meds to control BP. If 3 meds keep her BP well controlled (100-135/50-85), then it's fine. Have her keep a BP log ...Read more

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My aunt(from dad side)'s daughter&my little brother both have had history with seizures.Is it hereditary? Are my future children at risk for epilepsy?

My aunt(from dad side)'s daughter&my little brother both have had history with seizures.Is it hereditary? Are my future children at risk for epilepsy?

Consult neurologist: There are many reasons for seizures to manifest in children .Some of them may be hereditary .There are different type of seizures ,some hereditary others are not .These two children may or may not be getting same type .Consult neurologist about these children ,he can examine and explain about the risk of epilepsy in your children . ...Read more

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How to know if I have a seizure/epilepsy?

How to know if I have a seizure/epilepsy?

Neurologist: You need an evaluation by a neurologist. Which tests (EEG, MRI, CT, etc.) might be needed--of any--can be determined at that time. ...Read more

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What is the diferenet between seizure and epilepsy?

What is the diferenet between seizure and epilepsy?

One belongs to other: Seizure is a symptom of epilepsy. Anyone can have a seizure due to a number of causes. When someone continues to have seizures, it is called epilepsy. People with epilepsy have recurrent seizures if not treated. Epilepsy is characterized by sudden recurring attacks of motor, sensory, or psychic malfunction with or without loss of consciousness or convulsive seizures. ...Read more

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What could have caused my seizure if I don't have epilepsy?

What could have caused my seizure if I don't have epilepsy?

Causes of a seizure: There are many things that can cause a seizure. Anything that irritates the surface of the brain for example may be a cause. Alcohol may be a cause. Medication side effects may be a cause. The cause of a single isolated seizure is sometimes not determined with the tests we have however. ...Read more

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Can diarrhea cause epilepsy or seizures?

Can diarrhea cause epilepsy or seizures?

Possible : If florid and untreated, can cause dehydration and chemical imbalance, which can eventuate in full blown seizures. ...Read more

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Are tonic clonic seizures only a symptom of epilepsy?

Epilepsy: is by definition recurrent unprovoked seizures. Recurrent provoked seizures are seen on occasion (for example the alcoholic who uses up his SSI monthly stipend who presents to the ER with alcohol withdrawal seizures on the 29th of the month) GTC seizures can occur for many reasons (taking too much Ultram, caffeine, cocaine, hypomagnesemia, hyponatremia, hypocalcemia, withdrawal from Benzodiazepine ...Read more

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If my baby has a seizure does that mean he has epilepsy?

If my baby has a seizure does that mean he has epilepsy?

No: A solitary seizure episode does not necessarily mean that your baby has epilepsy. Epilepsy is typically characterized by multiple episodes of seizures with correlating findings on an eeg. For example, children who have febrile seizures (typically between 6 months and 6 years of age) do not usually receive the diagnosis of epilepsy. A pediatric neurologist is the one who will make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could dextromethophan help prevent seizures in epilepsy?

"Sometimes": It mainly has a "down"/sedative effect, which while not treatment, might reduce likelihood of seizure in susceptible person. Risk is idiosyncratic reaction (which is a reasonable % of abusers, but not w/therapeutic use), who can get anxious / agitated ("up"/stimulant effect), which might reduce seizure threshold. For more info: http://www.Drugs-forum.Com/forum/showwiki.Php?Title=dxm. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you are seizure free from [epilepsy]?

Monitor seizure acti: Many people who have gone for an extended period of time without a seizure may try to wean off their anti-convulsant and monitor whether any seizures occur over an extended period, usually at least 6-12 months. Some also have a repeat eeg to see if a seizure focus is still discharging even without visible seizures. Someone else should always be monitoring the person during the test period as they. ...Read more

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What to do if I have headaches/sick before epilepsy seizure?

Get to safe place: In some respects, you are fortunate to get such a warning. You should get to a safe place, and let someone know. If your doctor has given you a medicine to take to try to fight off the seizure you should take it. If the feeling does not pass quickly, you should call the doctor, or proceed to the er, . ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i had a petit mal seizure, do I have epilepsy?

Hmmmm....: "petit mal" is an old term for "absence seizures, " but non-neurologists often mistakenly use the term as a synonym for "complex partial seizure." either way, having multiple unprovoked seizures constitutes "epilepsy." developing absence seizures at you age would be distinctly uncommon, whilst complex partial would be much more typical. ...Read more

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Can I grow out of epilepsy which I had if I am seizure free for a year?

It's possible.: Depending on which type of epilepsy you have and what a recent eeg shows, it is possible. Generally, neurologists like to have patients be seizure-free and have normal eeg's for a few years before considering stopping medication. You and your doctor can discuss how long you need to go with normal eeg's and no seizures before a trial off medicine. ...Read more

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Can more than one drug be used for the treatment of epilepsy and seizures?

Yes: Whereas in the past there were only a few drugs, now there are many that can be customized based on risk factors and even the type of seizures. Older medicines like Depakote and Dilantin are still used, and still work well, but new medications like Keppra (levetiracetam) are becoming the mainstay in treatment for many types of seizures. ...Read more

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Can an epidural trigger an epileptic seizure in a person who has epilepsy?

Not generally: Such an association between receiving an epidural and having a full blown epileptic seizure would seem uncommon and unlikely. I do know, that for some who are easily prone toward seizures, stress can contribute to having a seizure and i can see how an epidural could be stressful. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Reeves
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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


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