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Patient of Neurocysticercosis. Taking zenretard. When should I stop the medicine? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 22-Jul-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:I am a patient of NCC since 2005, taking Zenretard 200 twice a day
User:sorry thrice a day
User:can i stop it now
Doctor:When was the last seizure (fit) attack?
User:in 2007
Doctor:Since you are seizure free since 2007, zenretard can be stopped.
Doctor:however you will need
Doctor:to undergo EEG before we plan to stop the medications.
User:do i need to under go any cT/ mri/ eegfor this
Doctor:EEG can record the current electrical activity and predict if there are chances of seizures occurring again.
User:eeg has been done last week, it is normal
Doctor:If no risk of seizure is found, you can taper the drugs and stop under guidance of your treating doctor.
Doctor:Normal EEG, I assume means no seizure risks. In such case, zenretard can be slowly tapered and stopped.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:no thankyou
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