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Seizures while sleeping, continuous episodes for a long duration. Taking lamictal, topamax. Cure?

My son is 12 years old and he has asizures every day he took medications lamictal 200mg twice away , topamax 200mg twice , involving 600mg twice and clobazam 5mg in the morning and 10 mg at night now the seizures comes too much while sleeping . Sometimes being continuous for three times it comes and still more than 10 minutes . The doctor give us diazepam . What I can do for him when the seizures takes too long? Please help me ? Thank you
Asked On : Mon, 19 Nov 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for contacting Healthcare magic.

Your son seems to be suffering from refractory epilepsy, as he is still having frequent seizures, despite being on three anti-epileptic drugs on good dosage.

He requires evaluation at a specialized centre for epilepsy, regarding the feasibility of epilepsy surgery, to control the seizures. Control of seizures is important to prevent any significant brain damage.

For control of prolonged seizures, you can use lorazepam injection, as per the doctors advice and under their supervision. The onset of action is immediate, and is maintained for several hours.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
Answered: Tue, 20 Nov 2012
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