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Epilepsy

Eplium medication

03/04/2009

Question:

my 4 years old daugther medication has been increased to 6mls moring and 6mls at night within the last two weeks she has become very emontional and very very tired could this be caused to the increase of her medication?

Answer:

Mood changes and fatigue are common side effects of many seizure medications. If these symptoms developed after an increase in the dose, then they are probably from the medication.

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Response by:

David M Ficker, MD David M Ficker, MD
Associate Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati