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Does anti-seizure medication help with sleep walking and sleep talking?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sws
Yes if suppresses slow wave speech.

In brief: Sws
Yes if suppresses slow wave speech.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Dr. Ravi Chand
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Dr. Alan Ali
Some do, not all. Most dob'require anti seizure medications.
Dr. William Singer
Most anti seizure medications do not help sleep walking or talking. Tricyclics antidepressant mess are particularly helpful at low doses with few side effects when taken 30 minutes before going to bed.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Some do
Some medications have anti seizure activities and are used for sleep walking.
However in most cases, medications are not needed. Not all anti seizure medications work for sleep walking.

In brief: Some do
Some medications have anti seizure activities and are used for sleep walking.
However in most cases, medications are not needed. Not all anti seizure medications work for sleep walking.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Generally not
Commonly used anti seizure medications are not effective for sleep walking and talking.
Benzodiazepines, some of which are used for treating seizures can be effective for sleep related problems.

In brief: Generally not
Commonly used anti seizure medications are not effective for sleep walking and talking.
Benzodiazepines, some of which are used for treating seizures can be effective for sleep related problems.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. John Baker
Neurology
In brief: Aed
Some seizure medications could suppress sleep talking/walking.
Usually these would be more sedating. None of typical seizure medications are well known to do this but long acting benzodiazepines like Clonazepam are occasionally used to help with seizure control and likely would help.

In brief: Aed
Some seizure medications could suppress sleep talking/walking.
Usually these would be more sedating. None of typical seizure medications are well known to do this but long acting benzodiazepines like Clonazepam are occasionally used to help with seizure control and likely would help.
Dr. John Baker
Dr. John Baker
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