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Dizziness, fainting spell, memory loss, can Epilex help ?

hy doc my daughter is 12 years old. she fainted in her classroom and according to her friends she got memory loss for 20 minutes..the doctors suggested MRI AND EEG tests... the tests were normal but the doctor prescribed the drug namel EPILEX 400 mg...can u please suggest me about the drug n how can u help further...please help
Asked On : Thu, 19 Apr 2012
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hi there,

according to what you ve told your daughter likely seems to have had an attack of seizure.there different kinds of seizure with varied symptomatology.since you ve not mentioned about anything lik throwing up convulsions,drowsiness or vomitting i presume she had an attack of absence seizure where she jus fainted and doesnt remember anything typical of an absence seizure.

EPILEX-is a generic name for the drug valproic acid which is the treatment of choice for absence seizures.

this drug has to be continued and later on the dosage will be tapered off and then gradually over time it wont be reqd untill she has another attck or there are frequent attacks.
there is nothing to worry just continue the medication and dont miss a dose.

Answered: Thu, 19 Apr 2012
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