Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: CJ2 | 2009-01-19

Q.

Tegretol

Dear Doc

I would like to know if tegretol syrup contains cortisone? My child is 2 and his waist measurement is 80cm, he' s not even 90cm yet and weighs 19kg. He' s on tegretol for fever convulsions.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Tegretol does not contain cortisone. This medicine does not usually cause excessive weight gain. There is no need to use Tegretol to prevent fever convulsions so he should stop using it. Discuss this with your doctor.

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