Can I stop medication immediately, Epillum and Tegretol. My daughter is on it for more than 15 years but convulsions does not stop night time???????
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replied June 3rd, 2009
Tegretol should not be stopped immediately. really no medicine should unless you are on a dose so low that you aren't on a therapeutic level of it in the first place.

It took me 7 months to wean off the tegretol when I was in high school, but I don't remember what dose I was on to begin with - I'm sure it was pretty high.

Stopping any medication immediately puts you at significant increased risk for seizures, particularly of a type you've never had before and of Status Epilepticus

If you stop your daughter's medicine immediately you can also wind up in trouble with CPS for endangering her life - which is what you will be doing.

I used to skip my tegretol for weeks at a time because I hated it and I seemed to be fine, but it is playing russian roulette with your life when you do something like that
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replied November 22nd, 2010
loss of Medicine, Tegretol
Now November 2010, is the 3rd time a/My Doctor has cut me off
"Cold Turkey", from Tegretol, each time a differant doc, but still they Did, i've had a little on hand to buffer the lack, & reach of vitamins, vallium, feverfew, skullcap, goldenseal, ~ but the Teg~ attacks my Red/white Blood cells and doc's don't care. in SE-Michigan
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