Drug Interactions

All of the below is no longer valid because I am not on any epilepsy medications since 2019

I have just learned how Epilepsy medications interact with supplements and a number of healthy dietary foods.

I am left with interesting thoughts. Basically, the following list interacts with a good number of supplements when the majority of the epilepsy medications are used. Here are some:

  • Curcumin
    • Found in Turmero Active. I was also taking different brands for many years and on high dosages.
  • Ginkgo Biloba
    • Found in NeurO2. This did cause me auras
  • Evening primrose oil
  • Uva Ursi and Wormwood
    • Found in Yeastonil (which I was considering taking)
  • Starflower

I now know that having stopped my long-term use of Curcumin was a great decision, as my auras/seizures were positively impacted within two days once I cut out Curcumin at the beginning of July 2019!

I had to try Ginkgo Biloba (standalone) to see if it was the ingredient that made me uncomfortable with NeurO2 back in 2017. After doing that trial, I now know that it had caused me an increase in auras/seizures.

The Full List

I would like to thank here Michelle Gerencser, MS as she shared with me a bigger list of interaction between more supplements and Trileptal (and others), and that even includes CBD.

I can only share that based on your request after I take the permission from Michelle first.

Few days before that , I had found some a set of supplements/medications interaction with seizures and I found them to be helpful.

The list is long, it can be downloaded here

Michelle also shared with me another set of Drug Interactions.

Mohammad Banat

Mohammad Banat

I'm an entrepreneur who founded and runs an IT company in the Middle East. However, my life took an unexpected turn after I underwent brain surgery in 2009 to remove an Oligodendroglioma in my temporal lobe.