Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

187 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Child has seizures. Giving varparin 200mg and normabrain. How long should I continue medicine?

Answered by
Dr. Sudhir Kumar


Practicing since :1994

Answered : 5688 Questions

Posted on Fri, 1 Mar 2013 in Brain and Spine
Question: My 4 years kid XXXXXXX experienced seizures on a few occasions six months ago. It was in the early morning after he woke up, his head involuntarily dropped for two three seconds repeatedly while he rolled his eyes upward. Also on two occasions suddenly he fell on the ground and didn't rise on his own. We consulted neurologist. And MRI of brain and EEG was done. EEG was abnormal. He prescribed VARPARIN 200 mg to be taken 2.5 ml twice a day. After two months it was increased to 3 ml twice daily. After 6 months NORMABRAIN was prescribed to be taken 2.5 ml daily twice. We request you to clarify us for how long medicines are to be used. And EEG alone can be relied to start medicines.
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 38 minutes later

Thank you for posting your query.

The diagnosis of epilepsy is a clinical one, which means, we can diagnose it on the basis of symptoms. The description you have provided, points to a diagnosis of epilepsy.

MRI brain is done to exclude any underlying defect in brain, which can cause epilepsy. Normal MRI in your child is a good news.

EEG can help in deciding the type of epilepsy (from which parts of brain epilepsy is originating).

Valparin (sodium valproate) is a safe and effective medicine for epilepsy. It is required for at least three years.

Normabrain is a tonic and can be stopped any time.

I hope it clarifies. Please get back if you have any more queries.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,   ,   ,  
Lab Tests ,   ,  
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Brain epilepsy

doctor1 MD

every single night for the past two weeks As I am falling asleep I wake up with full body tremors and my whole body vibrating and it seems like my heart is pulsating as well this lasts a few minutes and then goes away but everytime I fall asleep...

doctor1 MD

Sometimes when I sleep I wake freezing. I go into what looks like a seizure but am aware this lasts a few mins. The freezing lasts 15-an hour. My husband turns up the heat and piles blankets on me. My teeth chatter and the pain is unbearable. My...

doctor1 MD

Hello, I've been having seizure-like episodes for nearly 10 months. They started as 'zoning out' episodes. I started having what I think are grand mal seizures. I have convulsions and altered consciousness, sometimes I go tense. Sometimes my left...