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Side Effects When Mixing Sodium Valproate And Lamotrigine?

Side Effects When Mixing Sodium Valproate And Lamotrigine?

Hi my daughter is on sodium valproate, and now they want to add lamotrigine, has anyone had any signs of the bad side affects when mixing the two?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I take them both ( as well as Keppra & Clobazam) I was told by the neuro that I needed to have the toxicity levels of both checked in case of any… read more

posted 5 months ago

Tablet Storage For Vacuum Sealed Tablets

Tablet Storage For Vacuum Sealed Tablets

In the past I've stored my tablets in a tablet box, but recently I've been moved to Sodium Valproate which is stored in little vacuum sealed compartments, only to be removed just before taking.

Has anyone got any tips on storing these tablets in a way I can monitor taking them?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Ok thanks

posted over 4 years ago

Changing From Lamotrigine &Epilim (Sod Valporate) To Lamotrigine & Keppra

Changing From Lamotrigine &Epilim (Sod Valporate) To Lamotrigine & Keppra

Hi I will be starting a medication switch over soon - adding Keppra to my Sodium Valporate/Lamotrigine combination and then will be weaned off sod val in order to prepare me for pregnancy as sodium valporate is harmful to a baby in pregnancy.

I’m wondering if anyone here has been through this/similar and what were your experiences?

I had my first grand mal at 13, and around 20 other grand mals up until I was 15. EEG normal. Since then I… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Also don’t let them put you on generic.

posted over 1 year ago

Symptoms

Symptoms

Hi Ian currently on 2000mg of sodium valproate a day I can sleep quite a lot.
It now appears work are trying to make me feel like I am not listening and my work standard has dropped. They want to send me back to OH.
Thanks

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

What's your dose please??

posted about 3 years ago

Weight Gain

Weight Gain

I lost 4 stone on Topiramate & I know everyone reacts differently but since they've added slow release Sodium valproate to my little cocktail of meds Ive put on a load of weight ( googled the side effects ( there are no PIleaflets in the box ! Has Anyone else had this trouble ?

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I’ve been on keppra I don’t know if that put weight on me I got took off it because of tiredness x x

posted about 2 months ago

Epilim OR Sodium Valporate Anybody Know What The Issue Is ??

Epilim OR Sodium Valporate Anybody Know What The Issue Is ??

Does anybody happen to know what the issue with this drug is ? I caught a story tailend on the news a couple of evenings ago and parents are blaming the drug for their child's disability. I know it's an old drug I knew somebody that used to take it over 20 years ago then it was known as Epilim. Then I've taken it myself possibly about 10 years ago and it was known as Sodium Valporate,even though it's the same drug.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

When I got pregnant, both times,the doc just changed my meds. I was put back on the others within a couple moths after they were born! All was fine!

posted over 3 years ago

Please Check This Out

Please Check This Out

In the U.K. this lunch time on the news was a item on the ban of Sodium Valproate ([[treatment:Epilim):5886968c6b4dcc620a53edf9]]). Because of the dangers of it. They said go to G.P. if you are worried if you can look at the news on the internet I.T.N. news and it was on that.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Hi @A MyEpilepsyTeam Member, I know I had to be pulled off one med as it could cause cancer many years ago - but I recently did develop cancerous cells… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

Anyone Got Pregnant While Taking Medications? Did It Affect Your Child?

Anyone Got Pregnant While Taking Medications? Did It Affect Your Child?

Pregnacy

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I was 18 when I got pregnant & had my child. I had surgery in October & got pregnant in December. I was on Clobozam & still am but on more… read more

posted about 2 months ago

Are There Interactions Between Cocodamol And AEDS?

Are There Interactions Between Cocodamol And AEDS?

Hello I suffer with complex partial seizures,had brain surgery in 1993 and Vns fitted in 2014, not very successful and still having seizures. I've been prescribed co-codamol for pain relief,but worried there may be interactions with my AEDS as I'm very sensitive to drugs & tried all! At the moment on 700mg twice a day-sodium valproate (epilim chrono) 300mg twice a day tegretol retard,turmeric 500mg twice a day,vit B6 15mg X 1 and 10mg clobazam as and when… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Best thing to do is to talk to your Dr. and they should know if they are ok to use together. A pharmacist might know to

posted almost 3 years ago

They Diagnosed Me With Generalised Epilepsy

They Diagnosed Me With Generalised Epilepsy

Hi they my Dr's are still questioning my Epilepsy, yet today they just started me on Epilim Sodium Valproate 200 mg to be increased to 400 mg they gave me 100 of Epilim 200 mg per tab I have been on Keppra & Lamotragen now on Diazepam and Epilim. What shall I do they are keeping me on Epilim until they see me next I still say that I have Generalised Epilepsy yet they still questioning it do I need to have a massive seizure that bashes in my face before the… read more

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Gale, they are switching medications. They all have side effects. I have been taking lamictal for years. I am lightheaded and tired. I put up with it.… read more

posted over 4 years ago