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Have juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Taking Encorate chrono. Had seizures after medicine change. Reason?

sir i m frm nepal and a ca student i have juvenile myclonic epilepsy frm past 8 years previously i was taking encorate chrono 500 mg 2 times a day and clonotril .5mg the doctor changed the medicine n gave me epilive 1000mg 2 times a day n clonotril .75mg.recently i had two scissor attack after the medicine change......wat should i do ...i m under dr. manjari tripathi aiims.....
Asked On : Thu, 20 Dec 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Encorate chrono (sodium valproate) is the drug of choice for treating juvenile myoclonus epilepsy. So, if you do not have any side effects due to encorate chrono, the same drug may be continued lifelong.

You should discuss the reason for changing to epilive (levetiracetam) from encorate chrono with your neurologist.

If possible, you can switch back to your usual medications.

Wishing you good health,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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