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Old 06-14-2005, 10:57 AM   #1
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Diet Pills and Seizure Medications

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone here has taken a diet pill (like trimspa or lipovarin) with their seizure med. I am currently on depakote and am looking into getting lipovarin, but i'm just wondering if it's generally considered safe to take these types of pills while on a seizure med.

Thanks!
Jacki

 
Old 09-02-2005, 11:31 AM   #2
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Re: Diet Pills and Seizure Medications

Jacki,
I am currently on Lamictal for my epilepsy. I talked to my neurologist about taking diet pills and he strongly discouraged me from taking them. Apparently a lot of diet pills contain caffeine and caffeine is a cerberal stimulant that can cause people with epilepsy to have seizures. I decided not to take the risk and lost weight the old fashioned way (healthy eating and excerise)

 
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Old 09-02-2005, 05:41 PM   #3
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Re: Diet Pills and Seizure Medications

Diet pills are dangerous even when not on other meds. Losing weight the 'old fashioned way' is always the best, healthiest, safest and most sustainable way.

 
Old 09-03-2005, 04:49 AM   #4
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Re: Diet Pills and Seizure Medications

It sounds to me like these two calssses of medicine are countraindicated because they seem to work in opposite ways. I can see diet medications readily causing seizures in those so inclined.

 
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