Thank you for posting your query.
I appreciate your concern regarding eptoin, when used for long term in epilepsy
) is a common and old drug used in epilepsy. It is fairly safe. However, in long term use, some side effects may occur. These include
1. Thickening of gums,
2. Increased facial hair (problem only in women)
3. Imbalance while walking (due to shrinkage in cerebellum
, a part of brain).
You can discuss these issues with your neurologist
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad