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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Sir, my bro is diagonse with sleep seizure, dr. advised him to take zen retad 300 twice a day and frisium 10 twice a day. now he is stammering and feeling dry mouth n thirsty wat may be the reason
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
User :   n wat should we do now. first attck in 97 again in 06 n now in 2010
User :   hallo sir
Doctor :   The problem of stammering and feeling of dry mouth is because of the side effect of medicines
Doctor :   I suggest to continue with the medicines that your doctor recommended
User :   how long it will continue,,
Doctor :   The seizure medications should continue for good time with follow up with doctor frequently so that he can change the dosage of it
Doctor :   based on the symptoms
User :   cant we switch to some othe medicine
Doctor :   The medicines should not be stopped abruptly
Doctor :   as it can cause more problems
Doctor :   HEnce everything that you do with the medicines should be only on guidance by the doctor and follow up with the doctor
User :   ok sir.
Doctor :   Usually if the seizures would not recur for 5 years, then the doctor tend to slowly stop them
User :   sir he is taking medicine for last 10days only
Doctor :   Ok
User :   is this serious prblm
Doctor :   He should just contineu the medicines and follow up with the doctor
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   It can be easily controlled with medicines
User :   someone told me that its due to zen retard bcoz its cheap medicine. is it true
Doctor :   I do not think so
Doctor :   It is a generic called Carbamazepine which is a good drug for control of seizures
User :   sir wat to do in case of seizure
Doctor :   Make sure that he is not hurt during seizure
Doctor :   No one crowds near him as he requires more air
Doctor :   He should be taken to safe place
User :   any first aid sort of thing
Doctor :   If he is having seizures for more than 10 minutes
Doctor :   he should be shifted to nearby hospital
Doctor :   First aid
Doctor :   He should not hurt when he is falling and hitting his limbs
Doctor :   He should get ample amount of good air for respiration
Doctor :   That is the only first aid
Doctor :   Make sure that he carries a card in his wallet that he is an epileptic
Doctor :   He should not ride a vehicle
Doctor :   He should not indulge in swimming or sports for a seisure free period of at least two years
Doctor :   I think this link shall help you
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