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If we take eptoin tablets all at a time will it lead to death as my sister is having suicidal tendencies ?

hi I am lilly and I am 33 years suffering from epilepsy from past three years. and from past six months I am taking eptoin. can you please tell me what happens if we take high dosage I mean all the tablets at a time?? because my sister is having a sucidal tendencies and she wanted to take it. I want to protect her mainly from these tablets. will it leads to death??
Asked On : Sun, 1 Apr 2012
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Hi Lily,

Any drug, if taken in excess can have grave consequences. If your sister has suicidal impulsions, she needs to be taken to a psychiatrist immediately. Because even if you hide your tablets, a suicidal person looks and finds other means to commit suicide. She needs professional help. Also, talk to her. Try and find out why she wants to commit suicide. All people having such tendencies are depressed. Try to find out why she is so depressed that she feels the option is dying. Give her affection, attention and consult a professional.

All the best!
Answered: Wed, 4 Apr 2012
General & Family Physician Dr. Prasad's  Response
Dear Lilly,

Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.

I understand your concern.

Eptoin is associated with side effects. The effects increases as the dose increases. When taken in toxic doses it can cause life threatening symptoms which needs immediate medical attention.

Use of these drugs without professional guidance is not advisable. And keep them away from children and high risk individuals.

Hope this helps.

Wish you good health.

Answered: Wed, 4 Apr 2012
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