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How does Keppra interact with alcohol 1000 mg Keppra ...

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How does Keppra interact with alcohol? 1000 mg Keppra daily and perhaps a small/med. drink of whiskey and diet coke.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 8 years ago.
Hi

There are no specific interactions between the two.

So sensible alcohol intake - in line with your medical history - will not affect your medication.

Dr Jef
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Recently, my husband has had a low sodium count-----would this be a reaction to either?
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 8 years ago.
Hi

That's not listed as one of its side effects.

Dr Jef
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
He's recently had a couple of blacking out episodes and the doctors and hospitals can't find anything. His EKG's (2) and Cat Scans (2) show nothing.
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 8 years ago.

Hi

 

I'd usually order a 24hr EKG as well.

Dr Jef

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
What is the differance? They did say he has a lot of "electricity" in his body? What does that mean and is it good or bad?
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 8 years ago.

Hi

A 24 hr EKG will detect intermittent heart rhythm problems that can cause his symptoms.

I've no idea what " a lot of electricity" means - to be frank it's a ludicrous comment to make with no medical foundation.

Dr Jef

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
That was a statement made during an EKG in his most recent hospital ER visit.
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 8 years ago.

Hi

I think that you must have misunderstood what they told you.

Possibly the ECK demonstrated an enlarged ventricle but if that were that case an echocardiogram would have been scheduled.

Dr Jef

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I AM VERY INSULTED BY YOUR REMARK. I DID NOT MISUNDERSTAND AND IN FACT THEY WENT INTO GREAT DETAIL EXPLAINING "electricity" in the body.
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 8 years ago.

My remark was clearly not intended to be insulting and I'm genuinely surprised that you took it that way.

EKG's are difficult for non medical people to understand.

Your comment that he has " a lot of electricity in his body" makes no medical sense as there is no medical condition associated with excess electricity in the body.

Perhaps if you can obtain the EKG report I can interpret it for you.

Dr Jef

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY YOU AREN'T OUR DOCTOR
Expert:  Dr J Burk replied 8 years ago.

I am glad that you are happy.

I am also happy.

Dr Jef