Neurocystcervosis, the infection caused by the larval form of the tapeworm Taenia solium
, is the most common parasitic disease of the central nervous system
and the most common cause of acquired epilepsy
Management includes symptomatic treatment as well as treatment directed against the parasite.
If the parasite is dead, the treatment is directed primarily against the symptoms (eg, anticonvulsants for management of seizures).
If the parasite is viable or active,a course of steroids
or immunosuppressants is recommended before the use of anticysticercal drugs.
Both the drugs prescribed to your wife are anti convulsants and are good.
It becomes the discretion of the doctor about which one to use.
Abide by the advise of your doctor and carry on the treatment as advised.