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Is there a need to take epilepsy medicines for my life time?

Hello doc,I m suffering frm epilepsy.At start, doctor advised me to take levera 500 2per a day.day by day it became 4 per a day.sevior seizures are controlled bt still its thr as absence seizure.now my doc prescribed me epilex chrono 300.If once i ll take this medicine then would i have to continue this for the life time???? I am of 30,female,Ht- 5ft 2inch wt. 65.
Wed, 24 Jul 2019
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Hi,

First of all, the patient with epilepsy can stop taking the medications after two-year normal EEG and there is no symptom during this period. If the EEG findings still occur or you have the symptoms you cannot stop the medications. If you cannot tolerate the side effect s of the medications, you can ask your doctor about other methods such as vagus nerve stimulation, ketogenic diet and a surgical operation.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Dr/Mustafa, Neurologist

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