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Suffering from a mild epilepsy disorder. On zen retard. Will the medication cause side effects?

Hello Dr. Keerthi... I am suffering from a mild epilepsy disorder and taking medicines Zen Retard ( Carbamazepine ) & Keprra... I have to take these medicines for my entire life but I am only worried that does these medicines have any long term side effects and does mild epilepsy disorder will go to my children also if i am a male..... Although my neurologist has prescribed these medicines to me but as you too of the same specialization asked you. I dont get any major seizures frequently but dont know whether these medicines especially Keppra is harmful or not... Thanks
Asked On : Fri, 28 Sep 2012
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Dear you dont have to worry about your desease.Ultimate studies shows that epilepsy isnt genetic.As about side affects almost all medications have but keppra as new generate of anticonvuslivants has minor side effect,almost none.You have to consult your neurologist if you experienced new symptoms which can be related with antiepileptic medication use.Wish you all the best
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