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Is levipil an effective alternative to valparin?

My 8 years old son caught from seizure attack on last 24 jun in Pathankot.after attack and dr recommend us to MRI.Cabbage worm shows and after 9 days admit in hospital. He advise for Valprin and albandazole syrup.We r from Chandigarh and we went for new dr fir advise he suggest fir levipil instead of valparin. Plz advise?
Wed, 5 Nov 2014
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They are both used to treat seizures and they are both valid treatments so it's not a question of one being right and the other wrong.
Levipil has fewer side effects, but if he's already taking Valparin without evident side effects and it is effective (hasn't had any seizures) then I don't really see a strong motive to switch therapy.
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Is levipil an effective alternative to valparin?

They are both used to treat seizures and they are both valid treatments so it s not a question of one being right and the other wrong. Levipil has fewer side effects, but if he s already taking Valparin without evident side effects and it is effective (hasn t had any seizures) then I don t really see a strong motive to switch therapy.