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i have epilepsy for more than 30 years. i was using DEPAKINE CHRONO
500 mg and Tegretol 200mg. these two medicines has affected my life totally, it affected almost all my organs except my heart and liver.
i got water in lungs ,feet.Bythese two medicines i got hepatitis A .
Now i have to Change to new medicine ( Lamyctal) and also see a new neurologist. I am asking whether these two medicines are really good
for eilepsy.

Submitted by reshma devi GOB... on

Hello Reshma
In the UK these medicines are not usually used together. We are aware that they can be good treatments for epilepsy if used separately though. Hopefully the new neurologist you are seeing will help you to find the best epilepsy medicine for you.

Karen
Epilepsy Action Helpline Team

Submitted by Karen, Epilepsy... on

Hello Reshma

In the UK these medicines are not usually used together. We are aware that they can be good treatments for epilepsy if used separately though. Hopefully the new neurologist you are seeing will help you to find the best epilepsy medicine for you.

Karen

Epilepsy Action Helpline Team

Submitted by Karen-Epilepsy ... on

Hello Reshma

In the UK these medicines are not usually used together. We are aware that they can be good treatments for epilepsy if used separately though. Hopefully the new neurologist you are seeing will help you to find the best epilepsy medicine for you.

Karen

Epilepsy Action Helpline Team

Submitted by Karen-Epilepsy ... on

Hello...

please guide me..

My little sister son's. He is 3 month old.He is suffered from ellipse and now
he are undergoing treatment of phenobarbital medicines by this medicines now he is absolute free of partially seizers but if he had been take this madicines long times what it's side effected in his life.

Please guide me.....

Submitted by jaswant singh on

Hi Jaswant

Thank you for your question.

Here is our information about epilepsy in babies.

It is normal to worry about the side-effects of epilepsy medicine. This has to be balanced against the baby having uncontrolled seizure as these are also dangerous.

Here is some information about the more serious side effects of phenobarbital. You need to look down the page a little for them.

The other long term side-effect listed separately is to do with bone health.

I hope this information is helpful for you.

Regards

Cherry  

Epilepsy Action Helpline Team

Submitted by Cherry-Epilepsy... on

Dear Jaswant

 

Here is our information on epilepsy in babies.

 

I have found one article about the possible anti-seizure properties of camel milk. But this has not been studied in humans yet. So a lot more research would be needed before there was any clear evidence that it could be useful.

 

You may want to see if the doctor has an opinion on this.

 

I do hope things improve for your sister’s son soon.

Regards

 

Cherry  

Epilepsy Action Helpline Team

Submitted by rich on

The recent story about Sodium Valproate causing developmental difficulties and autism in children, if taken my their mothers when pregnant, is fascinating. Does this tendancy for Epilim to damage neurological function in developing brains extend into childhood, if it is the child who is epileptic?

Submitted by Graham on

Hi Graham

The particular risks being highlighted are about what happens with an unborn child when the mother is taking sodium valproate.

Sodium valproate is often prescribed for children. Sometimes it can have side effects. These usually go away when someone stops taking the medicine. If you have any concerns it would be worth talking these through with a doctor.

Regards

Cherry  

Epilepsy Action Helpline Team

Submitted by Cherry-Epilepsy... on

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