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Could there be withdrawal effects after weaning off from intake of Epilim for migraines?

Hi Dr My daughter (16) was prescribed Epilim because she suffers from migraines. She is not epileptic. We have stopped the Epilim because of bad side effects but now she is not well and I was wondering if it could be withdrawal and what the symptoms are, and how long they last?
Thu, 24 Oct 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

There are no documented withdrawal effects of this drug till known.

However, there are certain side effects of sodium valproate include nausea, upper abdominal cramps, abnormal liver function, weight gain and diarrhea.

Neurological adverse effects such as tremor, fatigue, sedation, confusion and dizziness are often observed.

If there are side effects then you can stop this drug and consult your doctor for a possible change of medicine.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr SAMEEN BIN NAEEM, General & Family Physician
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