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COVID vaccine for Epilepsy
Is it safe for people with epilepsy to take COVID vaccine (covishield)?? Last seizure occurred 7 years back but I'm on medication ( Oxetol 300mg in morning and Oxetol 450 mg in night). Please advice, I have luckily got an vaccine appointment tomorrow.
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Yes mam U can take vaccine All the best.
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Yes you can. As with other vaccines however, a fever can develop after a COVID-19 vaccination. This could lower the seizure threshold in some people. Antipyretics (e.g. paracetamol/acetaminophen) taken regularly for 48 hours after the vaccination (or for the duration of fever) will minimize this risk. Before you receive a COVID-19 vaccine, make sure to let your vaccination provider know that you have epilepsy, as well as any other important medical information, such as:  Allergies, especially an allergy to any ingredient in the vaccine  Allergic reactions to prior vaccines (e.g. flu vaccine)  Current or recent fever or infection  All medications you are taking, especially medications that suppress the immune system (e.g. immunomodulatory or immunosuppressive medicines) or anticoagulants.  If you are pregnant or nursing, or plan to become pregnant
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