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Had head injury surgery, taKing Eptoin, headache. Do i need to continue taking it and if so for how long?

My Dad recently has a surgery for Head injury with subdural haematoma After that he has been prescribed Eptoin which is an anti-epileptic drug. My dad had no history of epilepsy . He has been complaining of headache ever since which I now understand is one of many side effects of this drug. Why does he need to take this drug? Does he need to continue taking it and if so for how long? Thanks Anand
Asked On : Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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Dec 2014
Hello awasthi
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After brain surgery for Head injury due to sub dural hematoma, eptoin or any anti epileptic drug is given to patient for prophylaxis of any seizure episode that may occur following surgery. It is a routine practice. So even if there is no history of seizure or epilepsy, anti epileptic drugs are given. Regarding headache, although with phenatoin headache may occur as side effect but it non significant, if your father is experiencing headache it may be due to Trauma itself, or there may be raised intracranial pressure which may cause headache. Eptoin has nothing to do with headache, and yes he has to take this medicine for at least some months, and there is no harm.

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Answered: Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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