Allergic reaction to tegretol

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oceania_mom
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   Posted 2/4/2005 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Jessica developed a rash and swollen lips and the doctor has stopped the tegretol......
Now she is on Epilim (Depakote).
 
I was really hoping she wouldn't have to go on Epilim. The way our health system works is that you have to try the older, cheaper drugs first before you get access to the more modern and expensive drugs.Sigh.
 
I'll report back on how she does with the Epilim.
 
She's pretty sad- she was hoping to get back to school next week.

kayakmom
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   Posted 2/4/2005 8:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I am so sorry she had an allergic reaction!! My son did to Tegretol as well. I really hope Epilim is ok for her. Yes, having to go through all the old ones first is not fun. We did that with my son. My daughter saw a different neuro, 5 years after my son was DXd and she started right off on Zonegran and it has been good for her....


Hang in there!! Hoping she is fine for school!

oceania_mom
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   Posted 2/4/2005 11:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for replying and I'm sorry that your son has experienced a bad reaction to tegretol also.
I think I was sort of expecting it with Jessica- she has lots of allergies.
 
The doctor said to start the epilim straight away but I'm going to wait until tomorrow until more of the tegretol is out of her system. She's ok tonight- not seizing. The hair loss thing with epilim/depakote upsets me- not a nice prospect for  a teenage girl.
 
I would love to get in to see a neurologist but we are only under the care of a local paediatrician at present. 
 
Take care,
 
Jennifer

kayakmom
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   Posted 2/5/2005 5:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, you are wise to wait for the Tegretol to leave her system! we were told to wait until all sign of rash goes away before going on the next med(which was Depakote for us as well!).......A very scary week of waiting!

Take care!
Ginny
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