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Side Effect Of Antiepileptic Drug.

The side effects of antiepileptic drugs are allergic reaction, liver or pancreas damage, reduces the number of white blood cells and platelets, aplastic anemia, and liver failure. Signs of an allergic reaction are skin rash, runny nose, watery eyes, etc.

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Can I get side effects due to long-term Clobazam use?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 3.5 years old; studying in kindergarten. He has been diagnosed with benign childhood epilepsy. There is an epileptic form discharge of 8 Hz spikes from his right occipital lobe. His MRI and CT scan reports came normal. He feels involuntary movements in his left leg when he is...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajay Panwar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is good to know that your child's seizures are under control with medication. Tablet Clobazam is mainly used to control acute seizures and used for a short duration. The main drawback with long term use of Clobazam is physical dependence. It is observed that, if the...  Read Full »

Can strengthening immunity prevent febrile seizures?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about my soon to be 12-year-old son. Since he was 1 year old he has had febrile seizures about once a year. They only happen at night. When he is sick during the day I would give him Motrin or Tylenol. Through out the night and he would not have any symptoms. When he ...  Read Full »

Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I would say that both you and your doctor are correct. Your doctor diagnosed epilepsy because: 1. Primary epilepsy is more common in those adolescents who had febrile seizures. 2. Along with the fact, the EEG (electroencephalogram) was suppor...  Read Full »

I have epilepsy and have been on medication for many years. Kindly guide me on how to reduce the gamma levels in the liver.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been sick with epilepsy in my brain for a long time and I used always the following treatments 1. Tegretol CR 400 twice a day. 2. Koprra 500 mg twice a day. 3. Lamitor 100 mg twice a day. And I do tests at the laboratory every three months and all the results tests are good but ...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. By gamma, do you mean by GGT? Among the mentioned antiepileptic medicines, tablet Tegretol (Carbamazepine) can cause alteration in hepatic enzymes. Increased SGOT (serum glutamic-oxaloacetic transaminase) and SGPT (serum...  Read Full »

Will taking epileptic medication for a long period cause loss of appetite?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19-year-old. I have epilepsy (my last seizure was on the second six months ago), taking Lamotrigine and Divalproex Sodium-ER. The main issue today is a lack of appetite. I eat small, but already stomach feels full. I ate yogurt and a cup of protein shake now feels full as if I can go...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Loss of appetite could be due to many reasons. Medical conditions causing it should be ruled out. Psychological factors also decrease appetite. These are some natural ways to stimulate your appetite: 1) Eat smaller meals frequently. Divide the large meals into smal...  Read Full »

Will taking Dilantin mistakenly cause any serious problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to know that if someone (who is not suffering from any epilepsy or seizure disorder) has mistakenly taken Dilantin 300 mg daily (sometimes 100 mg) for 15 to 30 days, what will happen? Is he going to suffer from seizure disorder or other health issues? What has to be done to stop...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi. Welcome to Usually, no side effects would happen in such case. It is not that the person would develop seizure disorder on stopping the medicines. However, medicine should not be abruptly withdrawn. It should be slowly tapered and stopped under the guidance of your physician. In ca...  Read Full »

What is the outlook for long term antiepileptic medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I have already put my query to a neurologist. Still, I would like to get opinion from you as well. My son is 3.5 years old. He has been diagnosed with benign childhood epilepsy. His MRI and CT were normal. There are epileptic form of discharge 8 Hz spikes from right occipital lobe. Usu...  Read Full »

Dr. Parmar Parin Niranjanbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query. I can understand your concern about long-term effects of antiepileptic medications. So, in reply to your query, I would like to make suggestions for your son as follows: Treatment of many types of childhood epilepsy requires long-term antiepil...  Read Full »

My 7-year-old daughter is suffering from ADHD and CAE and is on medications, but her blood work is of concern. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about my 7-year-old daughter's recent blood work. She is 50 inches tall and weighs 54 lbs. She is taking Vyvanse 20 mg for ADHD and Zarontin for CAE. She was put on Zarontin four months back. Recently she has not been sleeping well. She has developed swollen lymph nodes...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and I can understand your concern. Your child is taking anti-epileptic medication and drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity syndrome. As per mentioned report, neutrophil count is low, and monocyte count is high. Neutropenia can be caused ...  Read Full »

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