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Question: Carbon monoxide affecting dilantin levels?


 overjoid - Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:14 pm

I have epilepsy that has been completely controlled by dilantin for nearly 4 years. In the last few months, my dilantin levels have been dropping despite the dosage being increased.

I have just become aware that my furnace is giving off low levels of carbon monoxide (not enough to trigger the alarm, but it's about 20 ppm). Could that be affecting my dilantin levels?
 overjoid - Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:47 am

The carbon monoxide has been ruled out as a cause of my dilantin dropping.

After another dosage increase, my levels dropped again. My doctor has increase the dosage again, and I will have more bloodwork in 10 days to see where things are.

I don't consume any alcohol, don't smoke, get a minimum of 7 hrs of sleep/night, follow a consistent and healthy diet, and take my pills exactly 12 hrs apart. What else could be causing the levels to drop?

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