Vinpocetine and lamotrigine for treatment of Epilepsy - Online Doctor Chats
I have a question. I have eplipsy and use the next medicine: Lamotrigine 50 mg and 100 mg.
I buy a vitamine or something source natural. The name of it is VINPOCETINE.
Can i use that with my Lamotrigine together?
User : hi
Doctor : Let me read it
This is a herbal drug which has no proper studies
User : i have a weak concentration. I also am a student at university. I want things that improve my brains and concentration
on its importance for a person who is epileptic
User : can i use it , you think
User : will it be not danger with the medice that i use recently?
User : lamotrigine
Doctor : It may not cause any problem but there is no positive evidence to support its therapeutic role too
User : is there a natural medine, i can use?
Any herbal medicine can interact with the Lamotrigione
User : how do you mean?
User : it can interact?
So you have to keep the medicine as low in number as possible when you are taking Lamotrigine
Vinpocetine is marketed in North XXXXXXXX as a supplement that can boost memory and brain function in healthy people, but there is no real evidence yet that it can help.
User : it is Vinpocetine has 10 mg
Doctor : Yes
User : okay, do you have another things that can help?
User : for brains
Doctor : let me know few things
What is your age?
User : 25
When were you diagnosed with Epilepsy?
User : when i was 12
User : before i used depacine
What were the medicines you used or prescribed by Doctor yet?
User : 1000 mg each day
Since when have you started Lamotrigine?
User : now i use 50 mg Lamotrigine at day and 100 mg night
User : 7 years
Doctor : Ok
Though you might be worried about your low concentration
User : yeah
the role of Vinpocetine for your problem is not substantial
User : what can i use with this medicine to improve my motivation, concentration
User : i think that the side effect of the lamotrigine has make my brains weak
More over the Lamotrigine continued use with out proper follow up with the Doctor after every 3 months can reduce the concentraton
Hence Lamotrigine dose should be adjusted frequently
once in 3 months
So do not forget to see the same Doctor once every 3 months or the follow up suggested by your Doctor
User : my weight is 90 kilo, Has that effect on my sickness
Yes very much
User : how?
It is said that people who are overweight or with fat accumulation has dropped concentration levels
User : okay
So to ensure a good memory and concentration you should be physically active
with atleast 30 minutes of regular physical activity for 5 days a week
User : there are not medines, you think?
User : i go also to the gyme
User : 3 times at week
Ok other days try to work at your own pace
User : is coffee bad for me?
No you can have two cups of coffee per day?
User : okay
It increases the concentration temporarily
User : when this sickness is over, i mean when it is possible to stop with the medicine
Doctor : Few things you should keep in mind
1) Any antiepileptic medicine should be slowly reduced before completely stopping
2) The drug stoppage or reduction in dose should be done by the Doctor who is treating you for the past 2 years
User : when you are older i heard, eplipsy will go away, is that treu?
User : do you hear of know another natural treatments or medicine for this sickness?
3) Usually the time the Doctor starts reducing the dose is when there is a seizure free period of atleast 2 years
4) Epilepsy goes away after proper use of medication with out fail and with proper timing
I am not sure of Natural treatment of Epilepsy
User : can Lamotrigine make you bald?
User : i lost many hair
User : little bit bald
Yes there might be these kind of side effects but after stopping the drug you may regain the lost hair
I suggest you take a second opinion from a Neurologist
User : can it come back?
You should get back your hair after you stop it
User : so can lamotrigine make the body weak after many years using
Doctor : yes but as I told you it needs constant monitoring with Drug levels in the blood
User : or make the lever weak
User : okay
User : but i will use Vinpocetine,because i just buy it.
User : After that I will not use it more
Doctor : Okay fine
User : it is safe right
Doctor : But if you see any side effects because of new drug please discontinue immediately
User : okay
These are the side effects indigestion, nausea, dizziness, anxiety, facial flushing, insomnia, headache, drowsiness and dry mouth. Vinpocetine may also cause a temporary drop in blood pressure.
User : are there coming in the future new treatment or medine for eplipsy
yes there will be constant research on it
But this is a question to specialist Neurologist
User : how about unions
I did not understand your question
User : i heard from a indian men, that i must drink 40 days , unions water
User : that is good for this healty
User : what should i eat more?
Doctor : Is it Onion?
User : yeah
User : yeah that i mean
User : are there good treatment now in XXXXXXXX?
Which country are you from?
User : holland
User : netherland
The current medicine that you take is a recent development
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