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Diagnosed epilepsy. Taking levipil, decorate er. How long to take medicines. Any effect on pregnancy?

My husband has be recently diagonised to be epeliptic...he is 36 years old...he had seizure once and he is having levipil and decorate er 500 daily...the EEG report is normal...I have two questions...firstly how long will he need to take medicine and secondly if I want to be pregnant then is there will be any side effect regarding this.?
Asked On : Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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Dec 2014
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Epilepsy occurs due to abnormal excessive electrical discharges from brain. Even most of investigations come normal in this. Levipil or levatricetam and decorate or sodium valporate both are very good anti epileptic drugs. Now coming to your questions

- Usually after an episode of epilepsy, Neurologists advocate start of medicine. They are prescribed for about 3 years. If for 3 years no seizure occur then gradual tapering of medicines is done.

- If you want to get conceive it is safe. The medicines of your husband have nothing to do with your pregnancy.

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi
Answered: Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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