Anti-epileptic Drugs

Anti-epileptic drugs help prevent the rapid and repetitive electrical changes in the brain that cause seizures. The drugs in this class include Carbamazepine, Valproate, Gabapentin, Pregabalin, Topiramate, and Oxcarbazepine. Some of the side effects of these drugs are drowsiness, ataxia, headache, blurred vision, and nausea.

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How serious is grand mal seizure in a 5-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, My 4.5-year-old daughter had one severe grand mal seizure last month, after an EEG showing abnormal and put on Keppra. She was diagnosed with bects in frontal lobe not central. Now her MRI showed multiple tiny predominantly anterior cerebral subcortical white matter, areas of increase...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some further information about your daughter. Was it the first episode of seizure to your daughter? Or she had prior seizures too? Did she have a fever before seizure with headache or vomiting? How are her developmental milestones? Is she growin...  Read Full »

Why did my son get fits without fever?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 7 years old. He had fits twice in the past 10 days. He got fits while sleeping, but without any fever. At the age of 2, he had high fever and fits. When I consulted his doctor, he said that the fits was due to high fever and I should take extra care in case of fever. We had an...  Read Full »


Dr. Sudheer Ambekar

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your son had suffered from febrile seizures at the age of 2. Febrile seizures are seen in children at the time of febrile illness. They are usually benign and do not lead to neurological damage and long term sequelae. A small proportion of children who experience febrile ...  Read Full »

Even after taking Carbamazepine, why does my cousin have seizures?

Query: Hi doctor, My cousin has a history of epilepsy and using Depakine Chrono 750 mg twice daily. He used Allopurinol and got allergy and fever along with seizure. He was given Hydrocortisone injection and Carbamazepine 100 mg twice daily for 10 days and increased to 200 mg twice daily after that. But, s...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. If your cousin was seizure free before Allopurinol, then I do not think Carbamazepine is the right thing for her. She should be given anti-epileptic such as Clobazam, which has immediate action. I think Carbamazepin...  Read Full »

How is ADHD treated?

Query: Hi doctor, I have ADHD. My common symptoms are disturbance of selective attention of auditory and visual input, disorders of visual perception, impaired organization and categorization of verbal material, disturbance of language comprehension, impaired long-term memory, altered personality and affec...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your symptoms and the clinical case scenario. Most of the medicines, which work for ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), are not working well for you. Actually, they are worsening you. This is an observation which supports the possibility that...  Read Full »

Can Eptoin taken before eight years cause fertility problems now?

Query: Hi doctor, I have taken Eptoin medicine 8 years before. Now, I am fine and not taking any medicines. I got married before three months. Now, I am planning to have a baby. Will I face any fertility problem due to Eptoin? Can I get pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As such Eptoin (Phenytoin) does not have any effect over the fertility profile of women and they conceive even while on Eptoin. You have stopped taking Eptoin 8 years back and thus, there is no issue to worry. For further doubts consult an obstetrician and gynaecologis...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to prevent a seizure attack.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a seizure patient. Please give me some suggestion to recover from this seizure. Also, how to stop further seizure attacks?  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and your current prescription. You are suffering from primary seizure disorder with a history of febrile seizures in the childhood. Your sleep EEG (electroencephalogram) is showing abno...  Read Full »

What is the meaning of a seizure?

Query: Hi doctor, Before 5 years, I fell down backwards on the ground. My head collided strongly. Now, I am having some ill feeling in head and that is not a headache. Once, while sleeping on the floor, I became unconscious for a while. My EEG result says that I have a seizure. What is it? Shall I do furth...  Read Full »


Dr. Sudheer Ambekar

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A seizure is the manifestation of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Seizure can be caused by many reasons such as tumor, injury and vascular disorders. In the absence of any structural lesion on MRI, it might be epilepsy due to an unknown cause. Medicat...  Read Full »

Can you explain, based on my history, what my problem is?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had migraines all of my life as long as I can remember. A year ago, I suddenly fainted, hit my head on the wall and received a concussion. Right before I fainted, I was feeling like I had to burp and I had lots of saliva in my mouth. My head was hurting and I felt dizzy. Then, I fel...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have seizure for sure. The EEG (electroencephalogram) suggests (attachment removed to protect patient identity) localization more in the left temporal, but also generalized activity in both sides of your brain. There are two possibilities. First, yours is a primary ...  Read Full »

What could cause a constant neck pain following neck stiffness and headache?

Query: Hello doctor, A couple of weeks ago, I woke up with a bad headache and a very stiff neck. It was so painful that I could not make it through a regular day without crying and intense pain. Since this time, I have been to the doctor four times and each time, they gave me more medicines. I have also b...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms may be related to occipital neuralgia, which is an irritation of the occipital nerve, which lies in the back of your head. I would like to know what were the results of your neck x-ray. This neuralgia can be exacerbated by cervical spondyloarthritis. I ...  Read Full »

What kind of side effects will Epilex chrono cause in a small kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 8 years old and got a stroke for the first time that lasted for 25 minutes. After EEG, we came to know that she had a partial seizure. Doctor prescribed her Epilex chrono 200. Is it fine? She is complaining of occasional headaches for the past two years.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajay Panwar

Internal Medicine Physician, Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Surely, I would like to answer this with my best concerns but for that what actually happened during the event? Did she have involuntary movements like head turning, uprolling of eyeballs, frothing from the mouth, and loss of consciousness? Seizure and stroke are entirely...  Read Full »

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