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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.

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    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)

     
    Old 09-02-2005, 05:41 PM   #3
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    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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