Provision Of Epilepsy Drugs For Children Aged 5 Years?
, my child is 5 years and 4 months old. Why do doctors prescribe valproic acid. Even though I read in the article HealthReplies.com valproic acid is for ages over 10 years. I am worried about the side effects. What should I do ?
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Valproic acid is a class of anti-seizure drugs used to prevent recurring seizures. In addition, it is also used to treat symptoms of mania in people with bipolar disorder and to prevent migraines. This drug works by controlling nerve neurotransmitters.
This drug can be given to adults and children aged 10 years and over. If it must be used for children under 10 years old, they must be careful of the side effects of liver damage. The possibility of side effects of liver damage will be even greater if the drug is given to children under 2 years.
The choice of drug and the large dosage of drug administration is the authority of the doctor to examine the condition of your child directly. Because the doctor who met directly with your child will be able to do every examination that is needed so that the doctor will be very aware of the conditions and drugs needed by children.
Take the medication as directed by your pediatrician and control it on every schedule the doctor has set. If there are complaints of eyes and skin becoming yellow and itchy, urinating like tea or children complaining of abdominal pain and other side effects, immediately discuss this with the doctor who prescribed the drug.
It is important for you to know that side effects do not occur in every patient taking this drug, but only in certain patients. Side effects that appear will vary.
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