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Can you eat grapefruit with seizure medication?

Can you eat grapefruit with seizure medication?

Grapefruit. It’s important to avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice when taking some epilepsy medicines. This is because a chemical that is naturally found in grapefruit can increase the levels of these medicines in your body. This could increase your chance of having side-effects.

Is grapefruit bad for seizures?

Grapefruit may interact with some drugs for cholesterol, blood pressure, heart rhythm, depression, anxiety, HIV, immunosuppression, allergies, impotence, and seizures.

What foods interfere with Keppra?

Generally, Keppra does not interact negatively with any foods. Unless your physician tells you otherwise, you should be able to continue eating normally while taking this drug. Alcohol should be avoided.

Can you mix Keppra with juice?

Liquid – can be swallowed whole or mixed into a glass of water, milk or juice. This comes with a syringe to help you measure it. If you do not have a syringe, ask your pharmacist for one.

How long does Keppra stay in your system?

by Drugs.com It takes approximately 5.5 x elimination half-life for a medicine to be out of your system. Keppra has a plasma half-life in adults of 7 ± 1 hour and is unaffected by either dose or repeated administration. Therefore it can take about 44 hours (5.5 x 8 hours) for Keppra to be eliminated.

Should I take Keppra with food?

Keppra must be taken two times a day, once in the morning and once in the evening, at about the same time each day. Taking Keppra at the same time each day will have the best effect. It will also help you remember when to take the tablets/oral solution. It does not matter if you take Keppra before or after food.

What does Keppra do to the brain?

Keppra contains the active ingredient levetiracetam, which is a medicine used to treat epilepsy. It works by stabilising electrical activity in the brain. The brain and nerves are made up of many nerve cells that communicate with each other through electrical signals.

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