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Is Epilim and Zoloft counterproductive?

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My son has been on Epilim for 5 yrs to control grand mal seizures, quite effectively only 1 seizure per year even going two years, has had two in last three months seem to be triggered by stress so tried zoloft has had three seizures in ten days are these meds counter productive?
Posted Sat, 8 Mar 2014 in Epilepsy
Answered by Dr. Saatiish Jhuntrraa 45 minutes later
Brief Answer: These medicines can be given together Detailed Answer: Hello XXXX, Thanks for choosing WWW.WWWW.WW Epilim is an excellent broad spectrum anti epileptic drug so first try and find the serum level of the drug ( may be given up to 125 mg/ml) Control other factors like regular intake of medicines &, adequate sleep for mind to relax. Make sure he gets 8 hours of sleep daily. Zoloft very rarely can cause seizures if suddenly stopped from a very high dose other wise zoloft has no negative effect, esp. with regard to lowering the serum level of Epilim so there is no problem. I would suggest to add Lemictal , starting with 12.5 mg for 2 weeks and very slowly increasing the dose to 200 mg over a period of 6-8 weeks. It is good for epilepsy and stress both. Please discuss with your doctor as there is a risk of developing skin rash with adding Lemictal. DR SAATIISH JHUNTRRAA
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