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Silent seizures, epilex chrono 300 mg, nausea, reduced weight, loss of appetite. Side effects of levipil 250 mg?

My son 10.5 yrs old with multi disability had silent seizures 1 month back, as per Neuro suggestion after EEG Report started with Epilex Chrono 300 mg twice daily. After taking this medicine, he had nausea , vomitting sensation, and reduced weight from 30 to 27 kg, with loss of appetite and dull. The Dr had changed the tab to Levipil 250 mg. Need to know the side effects of Levipil will it reduce his problems and can he gain his weight and eat normally? In the latest CBC we found that his platlets dropped to 191 from 303 which was taken a month before this is also a concern to us. His SGPT is 22. Siva
Asked On : Sun, 25 Mar 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Levipil is a safe medication and does not have any serious adverse effects.

Your child would improve with this medication.

Epilex chrono can cause lowering of platelet count and weight gain. Occasional liver damage may also occur. However, as it has been stopped, there is no need to worry now.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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