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Treatment for Epilepsy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
Doctor :   Are you there
User :   yes
User :   i want to know more about this system
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Please go ahead with your medical query.
User :   i want to know wheather there is a permanent cure for epilepsy
Doctor :   Epilepsy has to be treated by ongoing medications.
User :   sorry i dint get u
Doctor :   There is no permanent cure unless there
Doctor :   is a secondary cause
Doctor :   that can be removed
Doctor :   like a brain tumour or abcess
Doctor :   Was I clear?
User :   As per my info
User :   patient has to take 2-3 years of tablets
User :   i want to can it be reduced instead of years
Doctor :   Usually in benign epilepsy the patient takes medicines for a long time sometimes life long
Doctor :   the duration cannot be shortened, there could be relapses
Doctor :   The dose can be however tapered over time and finally stopped based on the response
Doctor :   I have to close this window since there is no response from your side, please get back to us if you need further medical advice. We are available from 9AM to 9PM IST everyday.

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