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Can Felbatol cause any side-effects for treatment of seizures?

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Posted on Fri, 24 Nov 2017
Question: a general question to start: all things considered equal and medicines used successfully by the same patient in the past... would "felbatol" (anti-seizure med) be easier on the liver than these 3 meds that control all the
same issues as the past problems were covered by "felbatol") : Lamotrigine ; Fluoxetine ; Toprimate
Daily dosage:
Past - Felbatol 650MG (one reason for change was cost at that time now it has changed.)
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New - combined affordable solution for same effect:
Daily dosage for each:
Lamotrigine one 200MG tablet twice daily
Topiramate two 25MG tablets twice daily
Fluoxetine 20MG capsule daily

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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Felbatol is more severe on the liver!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Felbatol is more aggressive on the liver than either of these medications. If you are concerned about possible effects on liver, then I will advise you stay away from felbatol. Besides, if you are well managed with these medications, and you are concered about the possible effects on the liver, switching to felbatol doesn't seem to be the smartest decision at this time.

If you are more concerned about taking several drugs at a time only, then the switch would be acceptable.

I hope this helps and guides. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me if need be.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Keep me update!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for your kind words. Feel free to follow up with me whenever you need to.

I wish you well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Felbatol is more severe on the liver! Detailed Answer: Hi, Felbatol is more aggressive on the liver than either of these medications. If you are concerned about possible effects on liver, then I will advise you stay away from felbatol. Besides, if you are well managed with these medications, and you are concered about the possible effects on the liver, switching to felbatol doesn't seem to be the smartest decision at this time. If you are more concerned about taking several drugs at a time only, then the switch would be acceptable. I hope this helps and guides. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me if need be.