Well, augmentin can also cause seizures as a side effect of its amoxicillin component, even though the incidence is low. Other antibiotics likely to cause seizures are ciprofloxacin, cefdinir, cephalexin, and penicillin (there are others too like metronidazole and TB drug INH etc). Usually taking vitamin B along with antibiotic prevents the likelihood of seizures. Please discuss with your doctor. Take care!
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Thank you for your response Dr. Mathur. What I have read about antibiotics has been fairly negative when it comes to mixing them with a seizure condition. Is there a specific antibiotic that would be considered more safe for seizure patients? I have myoclonic seizures. Thanks agains!!!
I am sorry, but most antibiotics can cause seizures as complications and some like erythromycin and related antibiotics affect the efficacy of seizure medications. But if you need to take antibiotic, augmentin should be ok, but please take a multivitamin B with it. There is no antibiotic (in my knowledge) which can be considered 100% safe, but like I said earlier, the incidence of seizures with augmentin is pretty low. Hope this helps.