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How should one treat seizure who is abused to painkiller ?

I HAVE A 23 YEAR OLD SON THAT ABUSED OPIATES/ PAINKILLERS . HE WAS ON CLONEPIN FOR SIEZURES , BUT ALSO ABUSED THIS MED. HE IS NOW IN A 4MONTH TREATMENT PROGRAM AND NEEDS A NON NARCOTIC SIEZURE MEDICATION. WHAT I THE BEST OPTION FOR AN ADDICT THAT IS IN TREATMENT CENTER?
Sat, 11 Jun 2011
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Thank you for consulting on HealthcareMagic. I do agree with Dr Sudhir Kumar. Levetiracetam is a good option for people who have the risk of abusing the benzodiazepines. Other epilepsy medicines does not have this problem. Bye
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Neurologist Dr. Sudhir Kumar's  Response
Levetiracetam is a good option for controllinig seizures. It is free of major adverse effects and does not have any significant interactions with other medications. Please get in touch with your neurologist for more advice.
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