1200mgX2/day;&Levetiracetam 500mgX2/day.(this was started only 8weeks ago).a)does any of these drugs induce Diabetes ?(he is diagniosed as Type2 six months ago but not under any treatment) b)he is loosing wt rapidly (lost 11kg in the last six weeks) c)is this due to the new drug or uncontrolled diabetes ? a Worried mother.
2 Mar 2010
No, the anti-epilepsy drugs will not be responsible for your sons diabetes.
There are an estimated 17.9 million people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in the United States.
The primary treatment for type 2 diabetes is exercise and diet.
Your son is doing well to have lost so much weight.
You may find this link helpful.
- Levetiracetam Information for Consumers
- Levetiracetam Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Levetiracetam (detailed)
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