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Can i stop taking medicine for seizures if i dont have the attack ?

hello i am 18yrs old now, i am having seizures attack since 11-11-2005 and after it ,every year and i am taking eptoin 400mg at night before going to sleep , last year i did nt attacked by it now what should i do ,Do i continue to take eptoin (seizures attack due to tension and high fever )
Asked On : Wed, 23 Mar 2011
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Hello and welcome to healthcare magic!!
So you have been having seizure even while on medication until last year and have been seizure free since a year, then you should continue the medications atleast for another 2 years once you have been seizure free for 3 years continuously then the neurologist will get an EEG done and decide regarding the decrease in dose or stoppage but you will have to stop by slowly reducing your dosage called tapering. do not stop the medication by yourself without consulting a doctor it may lead to serious complications.
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Answered: Wed, 23 Mar 2011
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