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Had a minor procedure done to evacuate blood due to sub hematoma, history of seizures. Common?

My 80 yr old father just had a minor procedure done to evacuate the blood due to a sub dual hematoma . He does not have a history of history of seizures. He has been prescribed eptoin , do not know the dosage, for a period of one year. Is this common? He also takes medicines for BP and adult onset diabetes . What is your advice?
Asked On : Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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Hi Rama S V,

The Eptoin has been prescribed in an attempt to prevent occurrence of seizures. It is not uncommon for this medication to be prescribed after neurosurgical operations. However, there is usually not an increased incidence of seizures following evacuation of chronic subdural haematoma. As far as your question regarding the duration of taking this medicine goes, there is no hard and fast rule and practices vary from giving it for a week or two to much longer periods. This is according to the preference of the treating physician and practices vary.

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