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Simple partial seizure when leg turns numb that lasts for few seconds. On Tegrital 200, Frisium 5, eptoin 50. Suggestions ?

My son is having simple partial seizure in which the leg turns numb or is like a cramp were the leg stiffens. it lasts for only a few seconds(as reported in video EEG ). He had a full seizure 3 yrs back & the doctor prescribed Tegrital 200 twice a day. He has not had a seizure since then but the leg cramps are frequent. Then the doctor prescribed him Frisium 5 once a day & now has added eptoin 50 twice a day since the leg cramps are occuring say once a week or in 10 dys. please suggest
Asked On : Tue, 4 Sep 2012
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Neurologist, Surgical 's  Response
Dear Friend,
Dosage of anti epileptics is to be given according to weight of the patient so kindly tell the weigt of your son and get levels of these antiepileptics checked in blood because if levels are low then we need to increse dose adding newer drugs will not help. Also get CT/ MRI of brain done to define the cause of seizure along with EEG.

Dr. Vineet Saggar (MCh)
Neuro Surgeon / Spinal Surgeon
Chandigarh, Mohali -
Answered: Wed, 5 Sep 2012
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Neurologist Dr. Sudhir Kumar's  Response
Nov 2013
Thank you for contacting Healthcare Magic.
Tegrital is a good drug for controlling simple partial seizure. However, if they are not well controlled with adequate doses of tegrital, the good medicines to add would be Keppra (levetiracetam) or sodium valproate. Adding Frisum is good. However, instead of eptoin, I would prefer keppra or sodium valproate.
You may discuss this with your treating neurologist.
Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Health City
Answered: Tue, 4 Sep 2012
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