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My son suffered a seizure in 2006 after becoming overheated

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My son suffered a seizure in 2006 after becoming overheated cooking on a hot barbecue pit. He was taken to the hospial V where he remained for a few days and put on Keppra. Approx 2 weeks ago he stopped taking Keppra. He just turned 50 years old and I am quite concerned. He never followed up his apps with his doctor. He just kept getting his medicine refilled over the last 10 years without seeing his doctor. Are there any side effects that I should be looking out for the abrupt discontinuation of his medication. As a baby of 5 mos old he had to have surgery for a subdues hematoma causes by force delivery. Please advise. My email address is***@******.***
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: Was taking only the generic form of Keppra until recently.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Did you see the long introduction explaining my inquiry,
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 12 months ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.
I am sorry for his symptoms.
Sudden withdrawal of Keppra can precipitate seizure.
He needs to withdraw it gradually under the supervision of doctor.
He should get an evaluation by his doctor.
I hope this information helps.
Wish him good health.
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