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Child on valparin chrono, gets angry easily, has limited memory, throws tantrums. Normal?

my daughter aged 10 is taking valparin chrono 200 mg in the morning and 5oo mg at night. She had 2 attacks one when she was 11 months old and the attack led to unconsciousness for the whole day she was hospitalised. the next attack was when she was 6 years old and she was unconscious for the entire day she was in the icu . She is taking treatment from a neurologist and is very moody, gets angry very fast. no tolerance, memory is very limited, is very possessive and throws tantrums when her requests are not met .Is this a natural behaviour when under the influence of valparin?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
Valproate has been known to cause irritability in children with prolonged use.It has effects on the cognitive function of children when used for a long term.
Antiepileptic use will induce memory problems. Kindly discuss these problems with your doctor and ask him to suggest a better suited antiepileptic.
If you have any further queries you are free to consult me.Hope this answers your query.Wishing your child a speedy recovery.Have a nice day.
Answered: Tue, 22 Jan 2013
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