Should The Use Of Anti-seizure Drugs Be Finished?
I want to ask.. my son was 9 months old when he was 8 months old my son had 2 seizures in a month with only 2 weeks between the two seizures. Then my child was given anti-seizure syrup (valproid acid) and taken until the EEG schedule was determined. What I ask is, is it okay if the syrup (valproid acid) is not consumed until it runs out?
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Seizures in infants that are not accompanied by fever can be caused by several things, such as epilepsy, glucose deficiency, dehydration, and other conditions. If the doctor has advised to take valproic acid (valproic acid) until the prescribed EEG schedule, then it should be followed, because the doctor has measured the dose needed so that the child's seizures do not recur.
Valproic acid is an anti-seizure drug. Antiseizure drugs should be taken as directed by a doctor and do not stop or change the dose of medication without consulting a doctor because it can increase the possibility of repeated seizures. In addition, anticonvulsant drugs should also be taken regularly and attempted to be taken at the same time every day. Consumption of anti-seizure drugs should also pay attention to possible side effects, such as weight gain, slurred speech, dizziness, decreased bone density, and skin rashes. To minimize the occurrence of these side effects, use the drug as recommended by the doctor, pay attention and control the child's development, and regularly check the child to the doctor according to the doctor's advice.
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