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On medication for epilepsy. Severe weight gain. Need information on levipil, frisium and topomac

my sister is 20 years old she has got history of eppilepsy from past a6 years.ahe has been taking different medicnes but nothing worked...she gained lot of weight.sir could u plz tell me about the medicne which she is taking rite now that is levipil1gm in morninf and 1.5 in evening, frisium 10mg morning and evening topomac 25 mg
Asked On : Fri, 16 Nov 2012
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Levipil, Frisium and topamac are very safe medicines for treating epilepsy. One has to take these medicines regularly and at proper dose. The medications in epilepsy are required for long periods, sometimes, for whole life.

The weight gain has no direct connection to these medications. It is a result of increased food intake and less exercise. If she moderates her diet with good amount of exercises, she would lose weight.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
Answered: Sun, 18 Nov 2012
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