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3 year old, epilepsy, taking leveracetam, valporate. Suggestions?

Hi sir. My child is having problem of epilepsy from childhood. Now he is of 3 yr old. His weight iz 10 kg. Dctr hv started leveracetam syp.1ml twice daily. And na. Valporate susp. 2.5ml bd. Outcome is nt that much effectiv. As it is havng alot of side effects giv me sugestion that what should we do?how many days should we continue the same?
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Epilepsy is a chronic disease, which requires medications for a long period of time, at least 3-5 years of seizure-free period.

Levetiracetam and sodium valproate are good medications for treating epilepsy. However, if the child is having side effects or if they are not effective, then the medications may be changed in consultation with the doctor.

I hope it helps.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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