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Child is taking Valparin chrono, seems to be normal. Should the medicine be continued?

My son suffered from Epilepsy symptoms 2 months ago. All his reports as per dr. show normal condition however Dr. has prescribed tab Valparin Chrono 500mg daily one for 3 yrs. continuously. I want to know that should I continue with this medicine for my son & if yes are thier any side effects of this med. Please advice.
Asked On : Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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If your son had a seizure, then it is imperative that you continue the medicines without fail as the consequence of not taking the medication could be a relapse of the seizure. While this is one part of the treatment, the other part is to find out why he had the seizure in the first place, and if there is any correctible cause. This will require further tests which would be done by a specialist in this field.

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