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Had seizures, pancreatitis previously. Was prescribed medicines. Unable to concentrate. Side effects of medicines?

my sister was 13 years old. she got her first seizure when she was 6 years old. second and third in 8 years and 11 years respectively. at first she was under the treatment of valparin 200 but then she was affected by pancreatitis four years back. then her doctor changed the course to levipil 250. now she was taking 1.5 tablet morning and in the night. now our problem is she couldnt concentrate well on her studies. her academic performance was very poor. is this because of this tablet? is there any way to overcome this?
Asked On : Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Levetiracetam (levipil) is among the safest drugs available for treating epilepsy. There are no significant side effects due to this, including those on studies.

Of the drugs used for treating epilepsy, phenobarbitone and valparin (which she used earlier) can have adverse effects on learning and memory.

So, you can safely continue the levipil.

Pay more attention to specific difficulties in her various subjects. She may require extra help in her studies.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Answered: Fri, 14 Dec 2012
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