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Seizure Teenager who drinks Energy Drinks
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gettinginfo posted:
Obviously I am the mom. I'm concerned that my 17 year old son takes Keppra for seizures (seizure free for two years) and drinks these high powered energy drinks almost on a daily basis! He attends High School and works part time but I'm afraid sooner or later these energy drinks will lessen the effects of the Keppra medicine. Any help please???

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Hello Mom,


A friend (medical Journalist) wrote an article about Energy Drinks & Epilepsy. Tha tab to post a link won't work for me rite now. But, if you visit our Helpful Tips you can find the link to her site. epilepsytalk.com by Phylis Feiner. There is a search Tool located in Menus on her site. Type in Energy drinks to read her Info. Hopefully, your son will read it, too.


Although these energy drinks can be a trigger for some, it sounds like your son is doing OK, so far. But, he still needs to know the possibility is there.


Have him discuss this issue w/ his Pharmacist, too. My 2 cents: Everything that may be a potential trigger should be consumed in moderation, until you Know what effect it will have.


Love Candi
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