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What medicine can I take for a cold with Dilantin and tegretol?

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Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Drug interactions

Pretty much all the ingredients in the over the counter cold medications have some interaction with Dilantin and/or tegretol, including increased liver toxigscity (from acetaminophen) and increased sedation.
I would suggest you discuss the problem with your family doctor. Also, look at medlineplus.Gov (the national library of medicine patient education site) choosing drugs.

In brief: Drug interactions

Pretty much all the ingredients in the over the counter cold medications have some interaction with Dilantin and/or tegretol, including increased liver toxigscity (from acetaminophen) and increased sedation.
I would suggest you discuss the problem with your family doctor. Also, look at medlineplus.Gov (the national library of medicine patient education site) choosing drugs.
Dr. Peter Glusker
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Dr. William Goldie
Levels of Dilantin and Tegretol may be affected by any medication or herb that affects the liver metabolism.
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Any cold remedy

Most colds are treated with rest and good fluid intake but cold medicine of any kind is not prohibited with your meds.

In brief: Any cold remedy

Most colds are treated with rest and good fluid intake but cold medicine of any kind is not prohibited with your meds.
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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