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Can alcohol lower the seizure threshhold? I read somewhere that alcohol is an anticonvulsant, but somewhere else said it can induce seizure when drunk

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Dr. John Walker
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In brief: Both can be true

Although moderate alcohol consumption is not associated with increased seizure activity, binge drinking and alcohol withdrawal can cause seizures and even status epilepticus, a serious and potentially fatal condition.
Most people with epilepsy are told to abstain from alcohol, and they are less likely than the general population to use or abuse alcohol.

In brief: Both can be true

Although moderate alcohol consumption is not associated with increased seizure activity, binge drinking and alcohol withdrawal can cause seizures and even status epilepticus, a serious and potentially fatal condition.
Most people with epilepsy are told to abstain from alcohol, and they are less likely than the general population to use or abuse alcohol.
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