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A child had 3 febrile seizure started phenobarbital when he's 1yr, after a year of medication no seizure episode and eeg normal.when 2 stop taking pb?

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Dr. Mabria Loqman
Bariatrics 38 years experience
Now: Phenobarbital is occasionally prescribed for prevention seizures after multiple febrile seizures. OK to stop after a year
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Under supervision!: Factors you should consider include your child's overall health, his immunization status, how old he was when he had his last seizure and how certain his doctor is that these were truly febrile seizures. If you get the "go ahead", I recommend tapering the PB over 1-2 weeks, while watching out for signs of infection or unusual behavior and being prepared to treat a fever quickly if one develops.

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