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Posted on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 in Epilepsy
Question: Are taking both anti epilepsy drugs Levetecetam, Lamotrigine, Zomaside and, right now now, Plavix and Aspirin, okay to take with decongestants? My neurologist has not responded to my email asking same.
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 29 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You can take all medications with possibility of increased dizziness

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concern.
There is possibility of increased dizziness, drowsiness, decreased concentration with use of all these medications.
If you are taking aspirin and plavix regularly for any particular indication, then can be continued but possibility of hemorrhage increases with combined use.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Do get back to me for further information.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist
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Follow up: Dr. Neeraj Kumar 13 minutes later
Thank you for your response Dr. XXXXXXX You mention, albeit, the increase in possibility of hemorrhage. I had a stent implanted in a Grand Size Aneurysm and that is why the Plavix and Aspirin are used. Are you suggesting that the Decongestant will act against those? Thank you sir.
The gist of question no. 1 was can I also take Decongestants with the above listed meds? In addition to the anticoagulants?
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 30 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You can take decongestant with other listed medications

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
You can take all medications along with decongestants.
A possibility of dizziness and increased sedation will be there.
You should continue aspirin and plavix for aneurysm stent.
Regards
Dr N Kumar
Neurologist


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