The study showed a significant number of patients (42.75%) discontinued epilepsy treatment within 1 year due to poor knowledge regarding the problem of discontinuation, cost and income disparity, unemployment, spiritual illusional thoughts about epilepsy, frustration and mental impairment, lack of uniform availability of drugs in local market. To tide these shortcomings, uniform availability of cheaper antiepileptic drugs with adequate information and communication regarding the disease and upliftment of socio-economic status are to be ensured.
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