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Epilepsy

Vitamin Supplements along with AED`s

06/16/2009

Question:

I`ve been reading lately that taking Vitamin B supplements can sometimes effect the way the body absorbs the AED meds used to control seizures. I`m wondering if this is true and if so is it just the B vitamins or are there others that you might want to avoid.

Answer:

There is no evidence that B vitamins or any other vitamins affect absorption of antiepileptic drugs.

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Response by:

Michael   Privitera, MD Michael Privitera, MD
Professor of Neurology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati