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Question: anemia and antiseizure drugs

 POPO-BILLI - Fri May 08, 2009 2:08 pm

i have megaloblastic anemia due to deficiency of vitamin B12.
i am also on antiseizure drugs (dicorate 500) as previously i used to have headaches(with some signs of migraine). is it ok to take these medicines under deficiency of vit B12?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:53 pm

User avatar Hello,Seizure medications in general do peciptate a B12 deficiency. B12 is safe and nontoxic but then your physician would monitor the levels and hematological profiles.
Also convulsions and B12 deficiency can be linked via tape worm infestations which I guess have been ruled out in your case.Do get a stool examination in case this has not been cleared, just to be sure after discussing with your physician.
Best wishes.

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