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Child suffering with epilepsy, has been advised with different dosages of zeptol and levipil by a general and neuro respectively. Guidance?

My daughter had first attack in dec 2002 due to overdose of drugs at the age of 10. then in Jan 2003, third on 2.10.2003 at tirumala, fourth on 2.10.2004 again at tirumala, fifth in 18.10.2004 sixth in feb 2008 . From then on she is on frisium 10 mg one at night and zeptol cr 200mg one in morning and twon at night in feb 2012 the dose was reduced to frisium 5mg with zeptol the same but then suddenly she got on 29th night at 9pm dr ( neuro who is treating her from 2005) has put her on frisium 10mg one at night zeptol cr 300 one in morning and 2 at night (i shall upload reports later her mri is normal) he says of it recurs i will change the drugs My brother(MD general physician) who attended her on an emergency advised zeptol 200mg one morning two night Levipil 500 one at morning one at night Oxetol 300 one at night I am at a loss to understand what to do I am following neuro prescription only but did she get after 5 yeras though she was regular and dr was contemplating to stop after feb 2013. my daughter is upset . pls help
Asked On : Thu, 13 Dec 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Epilepsy is a chronic condition, and many people require medications for long time. Good thing is that the disease is well controllable with medications.

I agree that some people do get cured in 3-5 years, but also, it is not uncommon for fits to recur after 5 years.

So, there is no need to worry. Fits can be kept under control with proper dose of anti-epileptic drugs.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Answered: Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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