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How long do you have to wait to drink after taking epilepsy medicine?

How long do you have to wait to drink after taking epilepsy medicine?

Epilpesy: Alcohol can affect the metabolism of anti epileptic medications resulting in occurrence of seizures , so alcohol should not be mixed with epilepsy medications. . ...Read more

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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. Epileptic seizures may occasionally result in loss of consciousness and confusion. Causes of epilepsy include genetics, head trauma, prenatal ...Read more


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How long should you have to wait to drink beer or wine after taking epilepsy medicines?

How long should you have to wait to drink beer or wine after taking epilepsy medicines?

Wrong question: One drink of beer or wine is not the problem, no cut off number is available---but people with epilepsy will have more seizures if they abuse alcohol, mostly from alcohol withdrawal or after binge drinking--also alcohol affect drug treatment and compliance. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking keppra (levetiracetam)? I don't have epilepsy. Taking this medicine because I had eclampsia after I gave birth which caused 2 seizure

Can I drink alcohol while taking keppra (levetiracetam)? I don't have epilepsy. Taking this medicine because I had eclampsia after I gave birth which caused 2 seizure

See a neurologist: I would recommend seeing a neurologist to evaluate how long they recommend you stay on Keppra (levetiracetam). Keppra (levetiracetam) can have effects on mood, so I caution patients about taking any legal or illegal substances that may also contribute to mood problems. ...Read more

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A friend who does not have a seizure disorder had a long seizure (family claims it was over an hour long) is this posable? Drinking is invalved.

A friend who does not have a seizure disorder had a long seizure (family claims it was over an hour long) is this posable? Drinking is invalved.

Seizures and alcohol: It's unlikely that the actual seizure lasted an hour. Typically, seizures last about a minute but the patient could be disoriented for a longer period of time thereafter. Alcohol can trigger seizures in people who are predisposed to it. Also, it is possible he may have fallen and hit his head as well. Either way, he should see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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If you have epilepsy and are not taking any medication can you drink alcohol w/o going into a seizure?

If you have epilepsy and are not taking any medication can you drink alcohol w/o going into a seizure?

At risk: Untreated epilepsy, if active, always provides a risk of a seizure, and subsequent injury or death. This needs an effective and well tolerated medication. Alcohol ingestion may well increase risk, especially at excess. Furthermore, you should not drive a motor vehicle if you are experiencing seizures. Discuss with your physician asap. ...Read more

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I have epilepsy and I take depakote sprinkles 125 milligrams twice a day and I would like to know can I drink yogi blueberry slim life green tea. ?

Yogi blueberry: If you have not been taking yogi blueberry slim life green tea you could try it for a short time. If that works go ahead and enjoy your drink. If you have symptoms please let your doctor know. If you have been drinking this without trouble, feel free to enjoy it. ...Read more

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Can you drink if you have epilepsy? What does epilepsy have to do with alcohol consumption? Why do the police ask if you have epilepsy when conducting dui checks?

Alcohol/Seizures: Alcohol lowers the seizure threshold, and if u r susceptible, as in having a history of seizure disorder, u r more likely to have one after getting intoxicated. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Andrew Reeves
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Epileptic Seizures (Definition)

Epileptic seizures are a clinical finding in which a person with a known seizure disorder (epilepsy) has a seizure (repeated, uncontrolled movement ...Read more