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Drug Information

Anticonvulsants are a family of drugs that depress abnormal nerve activity in the brain, thereby blocking seizures. Barbiturates and benzodiazepines are commonly used to prevent and treat seizure disorders, as well as other conditions. Though some people are maintained on a single drug, most take two or more anticonvulsant medications to prevent seizures. Consequently, many studies report interactions that occur in individuals taking several anticonvulsants.

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Summary of Interactions with Vitamins, Herbs, & Foods

What Are Nutrient Interactions
Types of interactions: Beneficial Adverse Check

Replenish Depleted Nutrients

Reduce Side Effects

Support Medicine

Reduces Effectiveness

Potential Negative Interaction

Explanation Required 

The Drug-Nutrient Interactions table may not include every possible interaction. Taking medicines with meals, on an empty stomach, or with alcohol may influence their effects. For details, refer to the manufacturers' package information as these are not covered in this table. If you take medications, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a new supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.

Last Review: 03-24-2015

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