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Has neonatal seizures. Prescribed gardenal, valporine. Side effects? Precautions?

My daughter is having neonatal seizures from the third day & after the consulation with neuro surgeon , she was prescribed with Gardenal & valporine. A year later gardenal was stopped & she is having only valporine-200 syrup 7.5 ml per day. Now , she is at 4.5 years & is siezure free from past 3.5 years & the doctor is reduced the dosage from 7.5 ml to 5 ml now from last week onwards & has recommended that the medicine will be tapered down for every two months review. What is the side effects my child may get during the reduction dosage & what is the precautions we need to take for her improvement
Mon, 27 May 2013
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Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.
The neonatal seizures are commonly treated with gardenal and valproate. Here the risk of getting a seizure is much more than the effect of these drugs on the neonate. These are life saving drugs for her right now.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Regards,
Dr. Rakhi Tayal ,
drrakhitayal@gmail.com
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Has neonatal seizures. Prescribed gardenal, valporine. Side effects? Precautions?

Hello. Thanks for writing to us. The neonatal seizures are commonly treated with gardenal and valproate. Here the risk of getting a seizure is much more than the effect of these drugs on the neonate. These are life saving drugs for her right now. I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you. Regards, Dr. Rakhi Tayal , drrakhitayal@gmail.com