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Medication Adjustment

Medication Adjustment

I was wondering how I should go about adjusting medication for my daughter as she will be traveling to London next month and the time difference is 6 hours ahead of us. I would hate for her to have to be woken up in the middle of the night for medicine. Any suggestions?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I would first ask your daughter’s doctor. It depends on her type of epilepsy and how controlled the seizures are.

When I traveled abroad, I was told to adjust the schedule by taking the evening dose at the beginning of the flight (NY time) and adding the morning dose before I landed (7 hours later) and the next evening dose my first night in London. So I didn’t miss a dose but they were taken at a shorter interval. But definitely ask her doctor first. Good wishes for her trip!

posted about 2 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

youre a good mom Mandee Ive done 12 hr time differences, take more not less. One dose on boarding with the meal, one dose on arrival with a 6 hour interval & she can catch the next dose on UK time safely

posted about 2 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Your neurologist should be able to answer this question. Some drugs stay in the body a long time so the dose time is less critical. Some drugs are eliminated from the body quickly so the timing is more critical

posted about 1 month ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Most, not all meds can be taken 1-2 hours earlier than normal schedule you've established. Slowly adjust the times for about 2 weeks and see how it goes. I'm on vimpat, generic of keppra, and generic of dilantin. This works for me. But make sure her meds are ok to do this with! Talk to her neurologist!

posted about 2 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

First you need to go through the medication schedule. How many times a day and the times apart from the schedule times.

Chicago is 6 hrs behind London, UK . Maybe adjust her meds so few hours ahead . If your Dr. Might have better advice . Plus he/she knows the medication schedule. Then he/she can safely adjust it.

posted about 2 months ago
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