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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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Topiramte drug for fibromilgia?

Topiramte drug for fibromilgia?

Reservedly: Topiramate is not approved for fibromyalgia (FM) so that benefit is questionable. Perhaps was provided for pain & depression, which is often attendant w. FM, due to restless non-restorative sleep; common w. FM patients, who oft have body pain when reclined on sleep surface. Rational solution is nocturnal pain relief, sleep induction, & mood elevation. Medicinal cannabis provides all three effects. ...Read more

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Is gabapentin addictive drug?

Is gabapentin addictive drug?

Neurontin (gabapentin): No, but sudden discontinuation is not advised. ...Read more

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Adverse drug reactions from mixing lexapro, Xanax (alprazolam) and metoprolol?

Adverse drug reactions from mixing lexapro, Xanax (alprazolam) and metoprolol?

No, should be OK: These medications may be used together and should not cause any significant interactions. There is a slight chance of a small increase in the blood level of metoprolol caused by the lexapro, (escitalopram) but it is unlikely that this would be significant. ...Read more

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How is keppra (levetiracetam) weaned down?

How is keppra (levetiracetam) weaned down?

Keppra (levetiracetam) weaned down?: So you're taking keppra (levetiracetam) and you want to stop taking it. Have you discussed this with the doctor who is prescribing the keppra (levetiracetam)? Have you asked your doctor the post question? Please repost and state your doctor's answers to your questions; or, if you haven't asked your doctor, please state why not. ...Read more

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Drug interactions between celexa and seroquel (quetiapine)?

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Drug interactions between celexa and seroquel (quetiapine)?

Celexa (citalopram): Depending on dose, some sedation, nausea, headache. However, the two have been used together for depression. ...Read more

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Which causes asthenia after not taking; 1-Haloperidol 2-Carbamazepine 3-Lamotrigine 4-Biperiden 5-Methocarbamol 6-Quetiapine 7-Clomipramine?

Which causes asthenia after not taking; 1-Haloperidol  
2-Carbamazepine
3-Lamotrigine
4-Biperiden
5-Methocarbamol
6-Quetiapine
7-Clomipramine?

Asthenia : Weakness can be caused by induction of an adrenal deficiency in the setting of chronic steroid use ( withdrawal ) Any of the medications listed can produce perceived weakness in the setting of anxiety. ...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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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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Xanax (alprazolam) and xl-3 drug interactions okay?

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Xanax (alprazolam) and xl-3 drug interactions okay?

Xanax (alprazolam): xl-3 cold & cough medicine added to Xanax (alprazolam) can cause more sedation. Please consult your doctor first. ...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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Are nembutal and seconal (secobarbital) illegal drugs?

Are nembutal and seconal (secobarbital) illegal drugs?

If they are not Rx: If these are not prescribed for you they are. These are drugs used in monitored setting, not for home use usually. It is like Propofol for michael jackson. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for weaning off anti epileptic drugs, specifically keppra (levetiracetam)?

What is the procedure for weaning off anti epileptic drugs, specifically keppra (levetiracetam)?

With Your Doctor: Weaning off of Keppra (levetiracetam) will depend on the dosage and length of time on the medication. It would be tapered down, much the same as it is generally started. Because of complications, it should only be done under your doctor's supervision. It is not something to try on your own at home. ...Read more

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Bipolar(controlled -lamictal, carbamazepine), anxiety-semi-under control (lorazepam, temazepam, cymbalta) and ADD problematic- considering Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) ?

Bipolar(controlled -lamictal, carbamazepine), anxiety-semi-under control (lorazepam, temazepam, cymbalta)  and ADD problematic- considering Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) ?

So much medication: It might be necessary to take some drugs but I question the risks already and adding the new one is especially bad w/ cymbalta (duloxetine). It can cause severe anxiety! Also serotonin syndrome. Almost all of your meds combine to cause a host of symptoms like dizziness, confusion and general impairment. Please consider a good psych eval and adding good psychotherapy to lower need for Rx and help them work! ...Read more

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Lexapro, celexa, keppra (levetiracetam) xr, Depakote ER for racing thoughts, which is best?

Lexapro, celexa, keppra (levetiracetam) xr, Depakote ER for racing thoughts, which is best?

Racing thoughts: If the racing thoughts are from bipolar disorder, Depakote is probably the best. Keppra (levetiracetam) has been studied in bipolar depression, but the results have not been so good. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21034692 Lexapro and Celexa are both antidepressants which could worsen bipolar disorder if given by themselves without a mood stabilizer like depakote. ...Read more

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