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Can I drink alcohol while taking seizure medication

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I am currently taking lacmital and was wondering if drink alcohol would be a problem
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 9 years ago.

Hi,

Lamictal can cause alcohol intolerance, i.e. someone can be far more impaired on less alcohol than they would be if not taking the drug. Since alcohol lowers the seizure threshold, which you are presumably taking Lamictal to avoid, it would not appear to be a good idea to drink while taking it. If you choose to drink anyway, please limit yourself to 1-2 drinks over the course of the evening.