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Old 06-03-2006, 10:33 AM   #1
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Decay and Medication

I take 500mg of Keppra 2x daily for unexplained headache/seizure. I have been taking it for about 18 months now.

For the past 8 months, I have had constant problems with my teeth. 3 cavities filled, one tooth fractured (now crowned) and am having pain in a filled tooth and 2 (possibly 3) more cavities.

I'm 18, almost 19, and the last time I've had a cavity was in a baby tooth. I can't find anything online about keppra causing tooth decay but I have found other anti-seizure medications that can cause gingivitis and decay. Can anybody tell me why? What can I do to stop this progression? I'm not positive that it's the Keppra, but I can't think of anything else in my life that would cause this, seeing as my hygiene habits haven't changed much.

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Old 06-03-2006, 12:52 PM   #2
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Re: Decay and Medication

Hm. I never even thought about that!

I sleep with my mouth open so I always wake up with a dry mouth, but I feel like my saliva flow is normal during the day. I drink plenty of water. Probably more than I should..

I have just learned that Keppra can cause calcium depletion in bones, so maybe that is affecting my teeth?

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