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Is alcohol in anti convulsant since it is a GABA agonist like benzodiazepines?

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Dr. Ladislav Volicer
Psychiatry - Geriatric
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In brief: Only for a while

If you are drunk, you have lower risk of seizures but once alcohol wears off, the risk of seizures increases more than if you did not drink at all.

In brief: Only for a while

If you are drunk, you have lower risk of seizures but once alcohol wears off, the risk of seizures increases more than if you did not drink at all.
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Dr. Dheeraj Raina
Psychiatry

In brief: Yes, but not Rx

Alcohol does lower seizure risk, but i wouldn't use as 'anticonvulsant' given that benefit to risk ratio is very low.

In brief: Yes, but not Rx

Alcohol does lower seizure risk, but i wouldn't use as 'anticonvulsant' given that benefit to risk ratio is very low.
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