Can antibiotics cause a grand mal seizure?

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Date created: Wed, Feb 17, 2021 5:17 PM
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Short answer- Yes, in general antibiotics may cause a grand mal seizure. Long answer- In any specific case, maybe. People who are sick and getting antibiotics are more likely to have a seizure from the underlying illness, and potentially the associated fever. There is a concept of a seizure threshold. Think of the brain like a pot of water, and a seizure like boiling. Anything that raises the temperature (metaphorically) increases the chances of having a seizure. These can include generally being sick, a high fever, electrolyte abnormalities, genetic propensity, and certain medications. Also medications can interfere with the metabolism of seizure medications and in some people the infection involves the brain, and can cause seizures. Some antibiotics (but not all) are known to lower the seizure threshold, and have a slight increase in the number of seizures, usually a few patients in every thousand treated. Justin Montanye, MD

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Seizure medicines can affect the way the body handles antibiotics. But the reverse is also true: some antibiotics affect levels of seizure medicines. If you are taking doxycycline (Vibramycin) for anthrax exposure or any other purpose and you also take carbamazepine (Tegretol, Carbatrol), your doctor should be aware that doxycycline may lower the level of carbamazepine in your

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It is highly unlikely that the antibiotics caused her seizure -- more likely a febrile seizure from the illness. Yes, it is possible that antibiotics can cause seizures in someone who has epilepsy -- for one thing, certain antibiotics can interact with certain seizure medications. Others can lower the seizure threshhold.

I have never head to the drug being used for grand mal sz. I do know that tegretol is addictive and it takes some people a long time to get off the drug. Also you should never eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while on the drug because the enzymes in the fruit messes up the drug.

There are times when the disruption or reduction of blood supply to the brain can cause the patient to experience a grand mal seizure. Blood Vessel Malformations HuffingtonPostUK. While many of the causes of grand mal seizures are related to injuries and infections, it's also possible for a congenital defect to bring about this type of seizure.

Seizures caused by hormonal fluctuations can be treated with hormone therapy. If the cause of the seizures is psychological—stress, for example—anti-anxiety medications will be prescribed. Your doctor will take measures to prevent seizures from occurring or to lessen their intensity. This usually involves taking anti-seizure medications.

Yes, seizures can be triggered by intercourse. This used to happen to me all the time. A neurologist I was see at the time asked me if it ever happened. Another neurologist told me hyperventilation will trigger the seizures. That makes sense because I sometimes have them on the treadmill, working in the yard or shampooing carpet

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