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Swelling on forehead,head ache,heaviness in head.

sir, i have swelling at the side of my fore head near eyebrows now a days. and i feel heavy head and i pains sometimes and when i see tv of laptop more i gives hours of pain.. i have consulted neurosurgeon and he gave me epitril .5 mg for 10 days once a day... my query is epitril is an antiepileptic then y he suggested this medicine to me.. and secondly what may be the possible reason for this swelling??,
Asked On : Sun, 22 Apr 2012
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Epitril acts as anti epileptic as well as a muscle relaxant and anxiolytic too. Higher doses act as an anti epileptic .
Milder doses are very effective in cluster headache/migraine with facial pain and anxiety, for which you are prescribed for. However don't change your dosage or stop Epitril without your neurosurgeons consultation.
Have your eyes checked for any refractive errors and since you are system user, a dry eye evaluation too. Blinking is very essential while using computer monitors, so use the 20-20 rule where you take a short break for 20 secs every 20 mins and close your eyes and roll them which will restore your tear film. Use a good lubricant like Refresh tears until you get used to this habit. An anti reflective coated glasses will be useful too for system use.
Take care.
Answered: Mon, 23 Apr 2012
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