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How long can you take valprol after diagnosis ?

Hi, I am Soumitra from Kolkata, India. 35 years old, Healthy built, 90kgs weight and 5 10 height. I had suffered neurological disorder on 1994 where i used to get a very small paralytic attack on my lips. EEG and MRI had been done that time, but with no results. From that day onwards, I am on medicine, specifically VALPROL CR 500 (twice daily) for the last 19 years. Till now, I am well physically. Hvent faced the same problem again severely. Now my question to you sir, is how long do I continue with the medicine. I have continued it for the last 19years without stop, should I continue or stop taking the medicine.. Thanking you, Regards, Soumitra
Asked On : Sat, 26 Nov 2011
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Pediatrician 's  Response
if you are seizure free for more than a year and if your scans and EEG are normal, an attempt to taper and stop the seizure medicine can be made over next few weeks under medical supervision. Its very likely that you may not need it any more. But need to be stopped in gradually reducing doses. feel free to ask further.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta's  Response
Hello.Welcome o HCM forum.If you haven't suffered any attack in past three years,you can think of going off from your medicine,but by tapering the dose and in consultation with your neurophysician.Thanks and good luck.
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General & Family Physician Dr. K. P. V. Rao's  Response
Hi Soumitra,
I appears that you are bieng treated for focal epilepsy.19 years is a too long period unless you have been consulting a neurologist regularly and who has advised you to continue the medicine,otherwise we usually continue the medicine for three years,and if you have not had any episodes of your earlier symptoms,we usually taper the drugs and stop the medication.However,I advise you to consult you neurologist before stopping the medicine.
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