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Is it possible to be vegan while taking ethosuximide (zarontin) for epilepsy?

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In brief: Yes but

the richest source of Vitamin B12 is meat - with no meat in the diet checking your level will be important

In brief: Yes but

the richest source of Vitamin B12 is meat - with no meat in the diet checking your level will be important
Dr. Nicholas Stratas
Dr. Nicholas Stratas
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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology

In brief: Yes but

Absence in a 40 year old woman (which is rare) is typically treated with other meds because of GI issues with Zarontin (ethosuximide).
(Zarontin (ethosuximide) (ethosuximide) is only used to treat Absence Seizures) Gastritis from Zarontin (ethosuximide) can cause problems absorbing B12 from the soy products you would likely take to avoid B12 issues. (loss of ability to make intrinsic factor in the gastric antrum-needed to absorb B12

In brief: Yes but

Absence in a 40 year old woman (which is rare) is typically treated with other meds because of GI issues with Zarontin (ethosuximide).
(Zarontin (ethosuximide) (ethosuximide) is only used to treat Absence Seizures) Gastritis from Zarontin (ethosuximide) can cause problems absorbing B12 from the soy products you would likely take to avoid B12 issues. (loss of ability to make intrinsic factor in the gastric antrum-needed to absorb B12
Dr. Eric Weisman
Dr. Eric Weisman
Thank
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