What kind of illegal drugs can cause seizures?

Asked By: Beth Dibbert
Date created: Wed, May 5, 2021 10:06 PM
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Drug toxicity is a common cause for provoked seizures. A wide variety of illicit drugs induce seizure, such as phencyclidine (PCP), inhalants, cocaine, and psychostimulants.
Answered By: Marilie Abbott
Date created: Fri, May 7, 2021 12:09 AM

Epilepsy drugs: seizure medications: benzodiazepine, phenobarbitol, ethosuximide, valproate

Epilepsy drugs: seizure medications: benzodiazepine, phenobarbitol, ethosuximide, valproate
Narcotics like heroin, fentanyl, pentazocine, and meperidine may cause seizures. Large amounts of heroin and other narcotics can lead to a severe lack of oxygen to the brain and cause seizures. Additionally, heroin is cut with unknown substances, some of which are toxic.
Answered By: Francesco Murray
Date created: Fri, May 7, 2021 10:21 PM
Most patients experienced a single generalized tonic-clonic seizure associated with acute drug intoxication, but 7 patients had multiple seizures and 2 patients developed status epilepticus. The recreational drugs implicated were cocaine (32 cases), amphetamine (11), heroin (7), and phencyclidine (4). A combination of drugs was responsible in 11 cases. Seizures occurred independent of the route of administration, and occurred in both first-time and chronic abusers. Ten patients (21% ...
Answered By: Dante Bartell
Date created: Sat, May 8, 2021 12:55 PM
There are drugs like heroin and ecstasy that make epileptics forget to take their medicine or lose sleep. It also causes damage to the brain. Damage to the brain can cause seizures. I would never take a chance in taking illegal drugs in my life.
Answered By: Amparo Weissnat
Date created: Sun, May 9, 2021 11:41 AM
All forms of cocaine use can cause seizures within seconds, minutes, or hours after it is taken. Seizures caused by cocaine are uniquely dangerous and may be associated with heart attacks, disrupting the heart's normal rhythm (cardiac arrhythmia), and death. They can even occur in someone who has never had a seizure before.
Answered By: Breanna Roberts
Date created: Sun, May 9, 2021 11:44 PM
Amphetamines and similar stimulants are also potential triggers of seizures, but only if they are abused. People who take amphetamines may easily forget to take their seizure medicine because of euphoria caused by the illicit drug. If an antiepileptic drug is not taken on time, the chance of seizures increases significantly.
Answered By: Brenda Armstrong
Date created: Mon, May 10, 2021 8:02 AM
Of the 386 cases evaluated that were related to poisoning or drug intoxication in which seizures occurred, the leading causes were the following in order of frequency: bupropion, diphenhydramine, tricyclic antidepressants, tramadol, amphetamines, isoniazid, and venlafaxine.
Answered By: Leta Waters
Date created: Mon, May 10, 2021 8:49 PM
Research shows some drugs like methamphetamine and MDMA can even damage the brain in ways that are similar to a traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can kill brain cells, cause memory loss, and lead to irreversible brain damage. 1,2 However, depending on the drug that was used, how it was used, and the person using, the severity of the damage and its ability to be repaired will vary.
Answered By: Wilfredo Grady
Date created: Tue, May 11, 2021 12:47 PM
The drug has a stimulant-like effect but can cause paranoia, hallucinations, and can lead to violence or self-harm. It’s been linked to deaths due to heart attack , suicide, and kidney damage or ...
Answered By: Ila Medhurst
Date created: Wed, May 12, 2021 10:38 AM
Seizures are more common than you might think. Seizures can happen after a stroke, a closed head injury, an infection such as meningitis or another illness. Many times, though, the cause of a seizure is unknown. Most seizure disorders can be controlled with medication, but management of seizures can still have a significant impact on your daily ...
Answered By: Rylee Brekke
Date created: Wed, May 12, 2021 6:50 PM
Meth is an illegal drug that stimulates your central nervous system. What may happen right after I use meth? You will have changes in your behavior and how you feel when you use meth. These changes usually occur right away. You may be more talkative, active, nervous, and you may anger more easily. You also may have an increased desire for sexual activity. What are the long-term effects of meth abuse? Memory and concentration problems can make it hard to learn or remember information. You may ...
Answered By: Dedrick Fritsch
Date created: Thu, May 13, 2021 4:27 PM
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Stimulants including cocaine, meth, and ADHD medications are detectable for about 2 or 3 days. Benzodiazepines and MDMA generally flag a urine test for up to 4 days after last dose. Marijuana stays in the system a bit longer, with amounts being detectable for between 1 and 7 days after last use.
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More than 70,000 Americans died from drug-involved overdose in 2019, including illicit drugs and prescription opioids. The figure above is a bar and line graph showing the total number of U.S. drug overdose deaths involving any illicit or prescription opioid drug from 1999 to 2019.
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However, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, some average times that drugs will continue to show up in a urine drug test include the following: [1] Heroin: 1-3 days. Cocaine: 2-3 days. Marijuana/THC: 1-7 days. Meth: 2-3 days. MDMA: 2-4 days.
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