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The following is a list of drugs that may cause seizures. This table should be used with the background information about the drug(s) that appears before the list of its interactions. Note that many other factors affect seizure risk, e.g. patient’s age, drug dose.

Drugs that may cause seizures

amantadine, amisulpride, amitriptyline, aripiprazole, asenapine

baclofen, bupropion

chlorambucil, chloroquine, chlorpromazine, cinacalcet, ciprofloxacin, clomipramine, clozapine, cycloserine

desvenlafaxine, donepezil, dothiepin, doxepin, droperidol, duloxetine

enzalutamide, ertapenem

fampridine, foscarnet, flupenthixol, fluphenazine

galantamine, ganciclovir


imipenem, imipramine, interferons, isoniazid

mefloquine, memantine, mianserin, mirtazapine, moxifloxacin

neostigmine, norfloxacin, nortriptyline


paliperidone, pericyazine, phenelzine, pizotifen, promethazine, pyridostigmine, pyrimethamine


risperidone, rivastigmine

theophylline, tranylcypromine, trifluoperazine, trimeprazine

valganciclovir, venlafaxine

ziprasidone, zuclopenthixol

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22 Sep 2019