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What complications can occur if a patient with a history of seizures stops taking her medications?

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Published At June 23, 2023
Reviewed AtOctober 13, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My daughter is suffering from a seizure problem. She had seizures two times, five years back. We consulted a neurologist nearby and they suggested a tablet Levenue 500 mg twice a day, for five years. She was taking the medicine continuously, and now she has moved to another place for her higher education, but the problem is that she has stopped taking medicine for two months without our notice. I came to know it yesterday. I am completely panicked regarding her future health. How to solve this problem? Please need your help. Please suggest. We have done EEG test and the test results were normal. She had history of seizure twice in the gap of one month. Currently she is not under any medications.

Answered by Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concern and would explain that if she has been seizure free for the last five years on medication, it is ok to stop medication now. So, there is no reason to panic. Nothing bad has happened during these two months as she may be considered cured.

Hope you will find this information helpful.

I remain at your disposal in case of further questions whenever you need me.

Kind regards.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka
Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Neurology

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