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Question: Seizure meds and antihisthamines

 doggiemom94 - Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:09 pm

After being diagnosed with epilepsy last year I was put on Trileptal. The doctor said any antihisthamine will interfere with the Trileptal so I can't use Benadryl, etc.

Well, I've got a cold now - runny nose, itchy eyes, tickly cough, etc. What can I take for some relief?

 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:16 am

User avatar Hello,Antihistaminics are shown to increase the EEG abnormalities,and have been suspected to produce increased seizure activity in patients with epilepsy.
Newer antihistamines are saferbecausethere is minimal crossing of blood brain barrier.
Yet it would be safe not to use antihistaminics.
You can always go for steam inhalation and take antibiotic as indicated if there is secondary infection.
Best wishes.


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