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Can vitamins help treat epilepsy?

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Vitamins are needed for good health, but large doses don’t help epilepsy symptoms and may even be harmful. Some vitamin supplements, such as folic acid, can help deal with vitamin loss from medication. People with epilepsy taking seizure medications do seem to need more calcium and vitamin D to help keep their bones healthy. Check with your doctor first to deal with vitamin loss caused by medication. People with epilepsy taking seizure medications do appear to have an increased need for calcium and vitamin D to help keep their bones healthy. However, you should first check with your doctor before taking vitamins or supplements. Pregnant women also need sufficient folic acid to help prevent birth defects.

From: Alternative Treatments for Epilepsy WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Nagai, Y. April 2011. Rufo-Campos M. Sept. 2002; Ranganathan, LN. , April 2005. Brain Nerve,Rev Neurol,Cochrane DatabaseSyst Rev

Reviewed by Neil Lava on July 07, 2018

SOURCES: Nagai, Y. April 2011. Rufo-Campos M. Sept. 2002; Ranganathan, LN. , April 2005. Brain Nerve,Rev Neurol,Cochrane DatabaseSyst Rev

Reviewed by Neil Lava on July 07, 2018

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