Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
188 Doctors are Online

Have petit mal seizures. Have sinus cold after taking medicine. How long does increased dosage take to work?

Hello My 19 yer old daughter started having petite mal seizures in her sleep but no every day, her Dr prescribed to start with 2 500 mg a day 4 months ago. Reently she came down with a bad sinus cold, and she had a petite mal seizure in her sleep for 3 nights, Dr said when you are sick your chemistry is off he upped her meds to 1500 mg a day started this 2 days ago, but she had a mild seizure 20 seconds last night, How long does the increaswed meds take to work, and is it because of her cold?
Asked On : Sat, 20 Apr 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  32
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Epilepsy is a disease, requiring long-term medications. Seizures may recur, even while on medications. As your doctor said, the chances are higher with fever, lack of sleep, etc.

After changing the dose, it may take 5-7 days for the drug effect to optimize.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

My personal URL on this website:

My email:
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor