My husband is aggressive and has started to behave violently suddenly, despite taking medications. Why?

Q. Which medications would help calm a person with aggressive and violent behavior?

Answered by
Dr. Punya Mulky
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 16, 2023 and last reviewed on: Sep 25, 2023

Hello doctor,

My husband has started to behave violently suddenly. Earlier, he had a high temper, but recently for about three to four months back, he has become very aggressive and started breaking things in the house. He does not like talking to anyone, and he might end up beating anyone in front of him. He had a complaint of aggression and is on Sodium Valproate. He took Eptoin for this complaint. Please suggest me some medications which can calm him down. He is not ready to visit any doctor.



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I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. I see your husband has been on Eptoin in the past and is on Sodium Valproate currently, which shows that he is suffering from a seizure disorder or epilepsy. What is the dose of Sodium Valproate he is on? When was the last time his Serum Valproate levels were checked? Is he regularly taking the medicines? There is a chance that the aggression that he is suddenly showing may be due to the seizures because sometimes, even seizure episodes can be ones filled with violence and aggression. In these cases, increasing the dose of the current medications can help a lot. Please let us know.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards.

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