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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Sheik | 2005/11/22

Q.

Epilim Levels

Greetings Doctor
My daughter of 4 has been on Epilim since Janaury this year and had a few blood test done to have her levels checked, How does one read this levels, Her doctor is always saying its fine.
On Her last test done, her levels was 555 and prior to this it was446 and before below 400. She take 3ml, three time a day. Your advice would really be appreciated. Where can i get more info on this.
Thank you
Shein.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Plasma Valproate levels are not a useful monitor of the efficacy of the drug and are not recommended according to my sources. Try Google on the internet and type in Sodium valproate. Valproate may have dose related side effects which have to be monitored. I recommend that you see a paediatric neurologist.

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Posted by: Shein | 2005/12/12

Thank you for all your assistance.
Any suggestions from you as to which doctor i should take her to, I live in Durban.


Thanks
Shena

Reply to Shein
Posted by: Shein | 2005/12/12

Thank you for all your assistance.
Any suggestions from you as to which doctor i should take her to, I live Durban.


Thanks
Shena

Reply to Shein

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