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How Many Anti-seizure Medications Is Too Much To Take At Once?

How Many Anti-seizure Medications Is Too Much To Take At Once?

Under some research I'm seeing that its suggested to have 2 at a time. My neurologist has me on 4 anti epileptic medications right now. Is that too much? Especially because they aren't working.

posted July 6, 2021
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Four medications cannot be appropriate for your condition, especially if they aren't working. Your neurologist will most likely just tell you to take more (believe me, I have heard that for a long, long time). You might want to look into neurofeedback and other cool things like meditation.

posted July 12, 2021
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

Medication use depends on the type of seizures you have and what your doctor recommends will help you. I used to take 4 during the day and 3 and night. Everyone is different so the same seizure on 2 individuals will not be the alike and medications will vary from person to person.

posted July 6, 2021
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

My epileptologist believes that there should be no more than three medications into pay close attention to side effects and if it is causing seizures. That has happened to me. We made a deal with time more under control are central nervous system depressants better for me. So he lowered me 220 mg of lamictal and I feel more happy and discovered more emotions. Emotions that I never felt before. I'm talking about 27 years.

posted July 6, 2021
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

IMO………..if you’re taking any more than 3 seizure medications at once. If you’ve tried more than 2 meds & you’re not controlled. Chances are unlikely meds will control your seizures. You might want to look into other treatment options.
Taking more meds can interact with each other causing more side effects. More isn’t always better. 💜

posted September 19, 2021
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member

I have to take large doses of 4 different meds. 2 that actually effect my seizures and other’s fight against other meds side effects. As for too much, not sure. Neurologists will prescribe meds like they’re candy because they are only suppressants. Until there’s a cure I’m not sure that there’s a max limit

posted July 8, 2021

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