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Epilepsy, High fever, can't run smoothly. Is this due to epilepsy medicine?

Dear Doctor I have a question regarding the epilepsy , three years back my son was suffring from high fever and he went to the position of unconscious. We observe that when he starts to run, he could not run smoothly as a small jurke in left leg. So kindly advise that is a impact of the mediceine of epilepsy or something else. Sanjay Tomar
Asked On : Sat, 31 Mar 2012
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hi, first of all you didn't mention what is the medication is he on and how was it diagnosed as epilepsy? fever induced fits do not need long term medication and you must consult a neurologist and to discuss about the need of treatment, if any. Secondly, eptoin is notorious drug to produce ataxia in the long term and even during short loading dose- let us know whether he is on this drug? While reading between lines, you mentioned a sudden jerk of left leg? is it a myoclonus? I strongly advice to see a neurologist.
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