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My father in law is an epileptic and recently has had an increase in frequency as well as intensity of his seizures. We discovered he has been ordering and taking male enhancement pills such as libidogene and cianix. It says prior medical conditions contact your doctor. He also takes medicine for high blood pressure on top of his seizure medicine. Thank you for any help you can offer

Doctor's Assistant: When was your father-in-law prescribed this medication? How severe were any side effects?

He has been taking seizure medicine most of his life blood pressure for some years now but the male enhancement pills have just been within the last couple months.. we have been wondering why he is having so many and so intense of seizures and when we found these we wondered if this could be the cause

Doctor's Assistant: Has he used anything besides for this?

Not as far as I'm aware of but as I said we just recently discovered these new "dietary supplements" nothing came up in his tox screen during his last hospitalization due to a very intense seizure

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in his medical history you think the doctor should know?

No just high blood pressure and seizures he has lost a fair amount of weight which we attributed to losing his wife last January he eats a lot but is still losing... we think now it's due to these pills as well

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Welcome to JA and thanks for this question. I'm sorry to hear about your father in law's symptoms. I just came online to see that you have been waiting for some time so ill quickly answer this question for you. Actually, from what you are describing it sounds like that his seizures have definitely worsened over the last few months. The use of these two supplements can certainly be the cause for that happening. There are some ingredients in these two supplements which can interact with some seizure medications and decrease the levels in the body and cause the seizures to become frequent. Additionally, the ingredients in these supplements can sometimes also trigger a seizure in some patients. Some of these supplements are not recommended for patients like your father in law.

Ideally, these two supplements should be stopped and the levels of the antiepileptic drugs that he is on should be checked. But the supplements should be stopped as soon as possible.

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