Difference between oxcarbazepine (ox mazetol) and carbamazepine (mazetol) are in terms of efficacy, tolerability and fewer side effects. Used in the various medical problems as advised by treating physician.
Epilepsy is not a barrier in success. He can do easily whatever you want whenever he wants to study. Considering that there are multiple failures of stopping medicine ; its better to continue this medicine for many years. It is not a major issue to continue such kind of medicine for many years.
Dear , zeptol (carbamazepine) is a teratogenic drug, that may harm the foetus. It is ok to take it now. You delay pregnancy by few years (5 years). By the time of pregnancy you may try gradually tapering and stopping it. If not possible few other safer anti-epileptic medicines like lamotrigine may be tried, although small risk of cleft palate is there, but no very serious risk.
MBBS, MHS, MD - Neurology (USA), Fellowship In Epilepsy, Clinical Attachment In Movement Disorders
You should talk to an epilepsy specialist before stopping it. The chances of seizure recurrence after stopping medications is about 50-50. Studying earlier Mris and repeating the eeg might help in predicting if she needs to continue taking medications.
The ointment is to be applied only on the injury. Why do you want to apply it on plain skin? even if you want to apply it on plain skin, any ointment can be applied anywhere. I do not get what problem you are having.
No the episode is not an absence seizure that has different features, but it may be related to his medicine intake and may have been drowsy. I suggest you keep amental note of the episode and continue with medication, in case it recurs you must visit your doctor as it may be a seizure (not necessarily absence) and he may have to be reviewed.