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Child absolutely normal, had seizures as an infant due to incorrect dosage, EEG reports normal, dosage of Tegrital tapered and finally stopped. Was treatment appropriate?

when my baby was 5 month old he got seizurs coz of wrong dose of other medicin, he was on tegrital of all most eight month,though after starting this medicin his seizurs never occer, after eight month his eeg reports were normal and doctors told us to temper down his medidin.he medicin tegrital was stoped . noe he is 3year and 4months old and prefectly allright . has we done right by stoping his medicin
Asked On : Sun, 8 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.

Seizure in neonates under 5 years of age is usually benign condition and not worrisome. It is good to know that there are no more seizures after tegrital use.

Now that there are no seizures for more than 6 months and EEG is normal, medication can be stopped as it is now done. A few clinicians though believe in continuing it for a year, however as your child is young and chronic use is associated with side effects, I agree with your doctor and it is the right decision.

Do not worry. He should be fine.

Hope this answers your query.

Answered: Mon, 9 Apr 2012
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Neurologist, Surgical Dr. Goutham Cugati's  Response
I would have preferred that the medication is continued for a total period of 3 years before deciding on tapering of this drug. But now that it is already tapered and stopped and there is no seizure, I dont think so that anything else to be done.
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