This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.
Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
When these two medicines are taken together, isoniazid may cause your body to process your seizure medicine more slowly.
What might happen:
The blood levels of your seizure medicine may increase and cause toxic effects.
What you should do about this interaction:
If you experience nausea, vomiting, confusion, dizziness, or other symptoms, contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist.) It may be necessary to measure the blood levels of your seizure medicine. Your doctor may want to adjust the dose.This interaction may be worse if your body processes drugs slowly or if you are also taking PAS.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
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