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17 year old having convulsive disorder with CP seizure. On Zepton. Had taken Lavera,valparin in the past. Cure?

My daughter 17 years having ZEPTON - 100mg morning and 100 at evening for one week, advised to have 200/200 for second week and 300/300 mg for following third week until next doctor s advise. She has convulsive disorder with CP seizure. Above medicine has been prescribed by Neuro physician, before right after having seizure we had immediately rushed to visit Neuro surgeon and as prescribed by him, daughter has been taking Lavera 1000/1000 bd with valparin 500 bd for week. By next week physician asked to stop above drugs. Having Zepton cr her unconsious frequency has reduced and yesterday she fainted 10 times. She would cry, laugh and speaks about some issues at the stage of unconscious. She is absolutely unknown about all shorts of these activities. We would love to know, after how many days my daughter would be perfect to see her teachers at her college. Doctor please advise us what should we do ? Would you tell us when the seizures will be stop?
Asked On : Tue, 4 Sep 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Thank you for contacting Healthcare Magic.
Your daughter is suffering from complex partial seizures (a type of epilepsy), as per the description you have given.
Treatment for epilepsy is long-term and the medicines need to be continued for at least 3-5 years and in some cases, even lifelong. However, improvement is seen within a few weeks of starting treatment.
It may be reassuring to know that a person with epilepsy can have totally normal life, including education, job and married life.
The choice of drug to control epilepsy depends on the efficacy and side effect profile in the patient. All medicines that you have mentioned such as ZEPTOL CR, LEVERA and VALPARIN are good drugs. Please follow the advice of your neurologist regarding the choice of drug and its dose.
Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
Answered: Tue, 4 Sep 2012
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