What antibiotics can you take if you have epilepsy?

What antibiotics can you take if you have epilepsy?

Living with Epilepsy

  • Amoxicillin 500 mg p.o. probenecid 500 mg t.i.d. 2–4 wks.
  • Doxycycline 100 mg b.i.d. 2–4 wks.
  • Cefuroxime 500 mg b.i.d.2–4 wks.

What antibiotics should epileptics avoid?

The main classes of antibiotics associated with a risk of seizures are unsubstituted penicillins, fourth-generation cephalosporins, and imipenem. The risk of seizures appears to be consistently associated with high doses, renal dysfunction, brain lesions, or known epilepsy.

Is Ciprofloxacin contraindicated in epilepsy?

Nervous system Ciprofloxacin can cause confusion and general seizures [18,19] and can exacerbate the risk of seizures in epilepsy.

Can cephalexin cause seizures?

Seizure Potential Several cephalosporins have been implicated in triggering seizures, particularly in patients with renal impairment when the dosage was not reduced. If seizures occur, discontinue KEFLEX.

Why are quinolones contraindicated in epilepsy?

Central nervous system — Quinolones may lower the seizure threshold and may trigger seizures. Quinolones should be used with extreme caution in patients predisposed to seizures. In addition drowsiness and impaired performance of skilled tasks (such as driving) can be occasionally caused by ofloxacin.

Why is levofloxacin contraindicated in epilepsy?

Zolmitriptan — levofloxacin possibly inhibits the metabolism of zolmitriptan. Reduce the dose of zolmitriptan.

What drugs should not be taken with cephalexin?

Side effects from other drugs: Taking cephalexin with certain medications raises your risk of side effects from these drugs. An example of these drugs is metformin. Taking metformin and cephalexin together may cause kidney problems. Your doctor may adjust your dose of metformin to reduce this risk.

Can azithromycin cause seizures?

Nervous system: Convulsions, dizziness/vertigo, headache, somnolence, hyperactivity, nervousness, agitation and syncope.