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Treatment

Treatment with epilepsy medicines

Everything you need to know about epilepsy treatment. Also a list of all epilepsy medicines, how they affect your bones, how they affect contraception and the Yellow Card Scheme

Getting the right teatment for your epilepsy

The patient journey

Guidelines and initiatives for getting the right care and treatment for your epilepsy

The NICE Guideline, the NHS Constitution, the Care Quality Commission and Choose and Book

What to do if you're unhappy about your treatment

Ways of making a complaint

Other ways of treating epilepsy

Brain surgery, deep brain stimulation, vagus nerve stimulation, the ketogenic diet and complementary therapies

Getting the same version of your epilepsy medicine every time

Why it’s important to get the same version of your epilepsy medicine, generic prescribing and parallel imports

Complementary treatments

Includes information about herbal medicines, supplements and essential oils

Treatment and care for seizures that last more than 5 minutes and for status epilepticus

Emergency treatment, individual plans and consent and information about status epilepticus

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B004.03

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Hello, my son is epileptic and is currently taking 300mg of Lamotrigine twice a day, morning and night. Would this dosage be based on a person`s weight as in the last 6 months he has lost 75lbs in weight, do we need to get his dosage reviewed by his consultant.
Regards Mike Taylor

Submitted by Mike Taylor on

Hi Mike
For an adults and adolescents aged 13 years and above the dosage of lamotrigine isn’t decided on a person weight. But if your son is showing signs of his lamotrigine being high, you should talk to his doctor.

Some signs are tremors, dizziness, confusion or feeling sick.

Regards
Diane
Epilepsy Action Advice and Information Team

Submitted by Diane, Epilepsy... on

My son is 8 years and have a convulsion February but he have it when he had flue and his temperature is high and now he is taking epilimy syrup I want know that he had epilepsy

Submitted by lumka on

Hi Lumka
Epilepsy is usually only diagnosed if someone’s had more than one seizure, but people can sometimes be diagnosed after just one seizure if the doctor thinks it’s likely they could have more. If you speak to your son’s doctor, they should be able to tell you if they think he has epilepsy or not.

Best wishes
Grace
Epilepsy Action Helpline Team

Submitted by Grace, Epilepsy... on

my son is two years old now, his first fever seizure was when he was one year old and secondly this month of September twice,his got confined and the result of his EEG was abnormal due to the presence of focal epileptiform discharges over the right hemisphere.the doctor given him a maintenance for 1 year phenobarbital 60mg 1tab for am and half tablet for PM. May I know if this medicine help him to prevent from Fever convulsion again?

Submitted by EXEL on

May I know also if epilepsy can be happen without fever?

Submitted by EXEL on

Hi

Here is our information about febrile seizures. These are the ones you get with a fever, and they’re not epilepsy.

It sounds like the doctor thinks your son is now having epileptic seizures. These can happen without a child having a fever. Here is all our information on epilepsy in children.

Phenobarbital is a medicine for controlling epileptic seizures. We are not medically trained. But our information is that 60mg once a day of phenobarbital is a dose for a child of 12 years old or more. A child of only 2 years old needs to have a much smaller dose, based on how much they weigh. My suggestion would be to talk to your doctor about this as soon as you possibly can.

If you are in not in the UK, here is a link to epilepsy organisations in different countries.

I really hope this information has been useful. And that your son’s seizures settle down on the right amount of the right epilepsy medicine.

Regards

Cherry  

Epilepsy Action Helpline Team

Submitted by Cherry-Epilepsy... on