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Suffering from seizures. Taking eptoin, weight gain. MRI shows old scar in brain. Okay to withdraw medication?

my son 15 years of age, healthy otherwise, had a history of seizure for the first time 7 months back. Since then he is on Eptoin 100 thrice daily, no occurence, no visible side effect, excepting increase in weight, now 78 kg, height 5ft 10 inch. EEG normal, found an old scar in brain in MRI . Can he withdraw the medicine now?
Asked On : Fri, 30 Nov 2012
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Welcome to HCM
Your son is having Seizures ,it is good that he is taking regular treatment.
MRI shows scar even tough his EEG is normal,please continue to give medicine regularly with periodic check ups.
Take care of his diet and exercise to avoid weight gain.
He has to continue for long time may be 2 years of seizure free interval then the treating Neurologist may try to withdraw the drug there is more than 50% chance his seizures are not there if it comes again then anti epileptic drug is to be continued for long time.
Please do not withdraw medicine yourself.
Take care
Good Luck.
Answered: Sat, 8 Dec 2012
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