Thursday, July 31, 2014

Epilepsy Medications

Information on side effects, interactions, dosage and images of anticonvulsant medications. Learn about common ways to prevent or control seizures (epilepsy), including Neurontin, Lamotrigine, and Keppra.
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    • Banzel Oral

      Rufinamide is used with other medications to prevent or control seizures (epilepsy) associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) in people aged 4 and older.

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    • Celontin Oral

      This medication is used alone or with other medications to prevent and control a certain type of seizure (absence or petit mal seizure). It works by controlling the abnormal electrical activity in the brain that occurs during a seizure.

    • Clobazam Oral

      This medication is used with other medications to help control seizures. It belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines, which act on the brain and nerves (central nervous system) to produce a calming effect. This drug works by enhancing the effects of a certain natural chemical in the body (GABA).

    • Carbamazepine Oral

      Carbamazepine is used to prevent and control seizures. It is known as an anticonvulsant or anti-epileptic drug. It is also used to relieve one type of nerve pain (trigeminal neuralgia). This medication works by reducing excessive nerve signals in the brain and restoring the normal balance of nerve activity.

    • Carbatrol Oral

      Carbamazepine is used to prevent and control seizures. It is known as an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug. It is also used to relieve one type of nerve pain (trigeminal neuralgia). This medication works by reducing excessive nerve signals in the brain and restoring the normal balance of nerve activity.

    • Carbamazepine Oral

      Carbamazepine is used to prevent and control seizures. It is known as an anticonvulsant or anti-epileptic drug. It is also used to relieve one type of nerve pain (trigeminal neuralgia). This medication works by reducing excessive nerve signals in the brain and restoring the normal balance of nerve activity.

    • Carbamazepine Oral

      Carbamazepine is used to prevent and control seizures. It is known as an anticonvulsant or anti-epileptic drug. It is also used to relieve one type of nerve pain (trigeminal neuralgia). This medication works by reducing excessive nerve signals in the brain and restoring the normal balance of nerve activity.

    • Carbamazepine Oral

      Carbamazepine is used to prevent and control seizures. It is known as an anticonvulsant or anti-epileptic drug. It is also used to relieve one type of nerve pain (trigeminal neuralgia). This medication works by reducing excessive nerve signals in the brain and restoring the normal balance of nerve activity.

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    • Diphen Oral

      Phenytoin is used to prevent and control seizures (also called an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug). It works by reducing the spread of seizure activity in the brain.

    • Dilantin-125 Oral

      Phenytoin is used to prevent and control seizures (also called an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug). It works by reducing the spread of seizure activity in the brain.

    • Dilantin Infatabs Oral

      Phenytoin is used to prevent and control seizures (also called an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug). It works by reducing the spread of seizure activity in the brain.

    • Dilantin Extended Oral

      Phenytoin is used to prevent and control seizures (also called an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug). It works by reducing the spread of seizure activity in the brain.

    • Dilantin Oral

      Phenytoin is used to prevent and control seizures (also called an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug). It works by reducing the spread of seizure activity in the brain.

    • Dilantin Kapseal Oral

      Phenytoin is used to prevent and control seizures (also called an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug). It works by reducing the spread of seizure activity in the brain.

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    • Ethotoin Oral

      Ethotoin is used to prevent and control seizures. It is known as an anticonvulsant/antiepileptic drug. It works by reducing the abnormal electrical activity in the brain that causes seizures. It belongs to a class of drugs known as hydantoins.

    • Epitol Oral

      Carbamazepine is used to prevent and control seizures. This medication is known as an anticonvulsant or anti-epileptic drug. It is also used to relieve one type of nerve pain (trigeminal neuralgia). This medication works by reducing excessive nerve signals in the brain and restoring the normal balance of nerve activity.

    • Ethosuximide Oral

      This medication is used alone or with other medications to prevent and control a certain type of seizure (absence or petit mal seizure). It works by controlling the abnormal electrical activity in the brain that occurs during a seizure.

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    • Felbamate Oral

      This medication is used alone or with other medications to treat severe seizures (epilepsy). This medication should be used only when you cannot take other medications or when other medications have not been able to control your seizures.

    • Felbatol Oral

      This medication is used alone or with other medications to treat severe seizures (epilepsy). This medication should be used only when you cannot take other medications or when other medications have not been able to control your seizures.

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    • Gabapentin Oral

      Gabapentin is used with other medications to prevent and control seizures. It is also used to relieve nerve pain following shingles (a painful rash due to herpes zoster infection) in adults. Gabapentin is known as an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug.

    • Gabapentin Oral

      Gabapentin is used with other medications to prevent and control seizures. It is also used to relieve nerve pain following shingles (a painful rash due to herpes zoster infection) in adults. Gabapentin is known as an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug.

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    • Keppra Oral

      Levetiracetam is an anticonvulsant used in combination with other medications to treat seizure disorders (epilepsy). Levetiracetam has been shown to decrease the number of seizures in adults and children. It is not known how it works to prevent seizures.

    • Keppra XR Oral

      Levetiracetam is an anticonvulsant used in combination with other medications to treat seizure disorders (epilepsy). Levetiracetam has been shown to decrease the number of seizures in adults and children. It is not known how it works to prevent seizures.

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    • Lamictal ODT Starter (Blue) Oral

      Lamotrigine is used alone or with other medications to prevent or control seizures (epilepsy). It may also be used to help prevent the extreme mood swings of bipolar disorder in adults.

    • Lamictal ODT Starter (Orange) Oral

      Lamotrigine is used alone or with other medications to prevent or control seizures (epilepsy). It may also be used to help prevent the extreme mood swings of bipolar disorder in adults.

    • Lamotrigine Oral

      Lamotrigine is used alone or with other medications to prevent or control seizures (epilepsy). It may also be used to help prevent the extreme mood swings of bipolar disorder in adults.

    • Lamictal ODT Oral

      Lamotrigine is used alone or with other medications to prevent or control seizures (epilepsy). It may also be used to help prevent the extreme mood swings of bipolar disorder in adults.

    • Lamictal ODT Starter (Green) Oral

      Lamotrigine is used alone or with other medications to prevent or control seizures (epilepsy). It may also be used to help prevent the extreme mood swings of bipolar disorder in adults.

    • Levetiracetam Oral

      Levetiracetam is an anticonvulsant used in combination with other medications to treat seizure disorders (epilepsy). Levetiracetam has been shown to decrease the number of seizures in adults and children. It is not known how it works to prevent seizures.

    • Lamictal XR Starter (Blue) Oral

      This product is used to prevent or control seizures (epilepsy).

    • Lamictal XR Starter (Green) Oral

      This product is used to prevent or control seizures (epilepsy).

    • Lamictal XR Starter (Orange) Oral

      This product is used to prevent or control seizures (epilepsy).

    • Lamotrigine Oral

      Lamotrigine is used alone or with other medications to prevent or control seizures (epilepsy). It may also be used to help prevent the extreme mood swings of bipolar disorder in adults.

    • Lamictal XR Oral

      This product is used to prevent or control seizures (epilepsy).

    • Lacosamide Oral

      Lacosamide is used to prevent and control seizures. It is an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug. It works by reducing the spread of seizure activity in the brain.

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    • Methsuximide Oral

      This medication is used alone or with other medications to prevent and control a certain type of seizure (absence or petit mal seizure). It works by controlling the abnormal electrical activity in the brain that occurs during a seizure.

    • Mysoline Oral

      This medication is used alone or with other medications to control seizures. Controlling and reducing seizures lets you do more of your normal daily activities, reduces your risk of harm when you lose consciousness, and lessens your risk for a possibly life-threatening condition of frequent, repeated seizures. Primidone belongs to a class of drugs known as barbiturate anticonvulsants. It works by controlling the abnormal electrical activity in the brain that occurs during a seizure.

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    • Neurontin Oral

      Gabapentin is used with other medications to prevent and control seizures. It is also used to relieve nerve pain following shingles (a painful rash due to herpes zoster infection) in adults. Gabapentin is known as an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug.

    • Neurontin Oral

      Gabapentin is used with other medications to prevent and control seizures. It is also used to relieve nerve pain following shingles (a painful rash due to herpes zoster infection) in adults. Gabapentin is known as an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug.

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    • Oxcarbazepine Oral

      This medication is used to treat seizure disorders (epilepsy). It may be used with other seizure medications as determined by your doctor.

    • Onfi Oral

      This medication is used with other medications to help control seizures. It belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines, which act on the brain and nerves (central nervous system) to produce a calming effect. This drug works by enhancing the effects of a certain natural chemical in the body (GABA).

    • Oxcarbazepine Oral

      This medication is used to treat seizure disorders (epilepsy). It may be used with other seizure medications as determined by your doctor.

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    • Phenobarbital Oral

      This medication is used alone or with other medications to control seizures. Controlling and reducing seizures lets you do more of your normal daily activities, reduces your risk of harm when you lose consciousness, and lessens your risk for a possibly life-threatening condition of frequent, repeated seizures. Phenobarbital belongs to a class of drugs known as barbiturate anticonvulsants/hypnotics. It works by controlling the abnormal electrical activity in the brain that occurs during a seizure. This medication is also used for a short time (usually no more than 2 weeks) to help calm you or help you sleep during periods of anxiety. It works by affecting certain parts of the brain to cause calming.

    • Primidone Oral

      This medication is used alone or with other medications to control seizures. Controlling and reducing seizures lets you do more of your normal daily activities, reduces your risk of harm when you lose consciousness, and lessens your risk for a possibly life-threatening condition of frequent, repeated seizures. Primidone belongs to a class of drugs known as barbiturate anticonvulsants. It works by controlling the abnormal electrical activity in the brain that occurs during a seizure.

    • Peganone Oral

      Ethotoin is used to prevent and control seizures. It is known as an anticonvulsant/antiepileptic drug. It works by reducing the abnormal electrical activity in the brain that causes seizures. It belongs to a class of drugs known as hydantoins.

    • Phenytoin Oral

      Phenytoin is used to prevent and control seizures (also called an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug). It works by reducing the spread of seizure activity in the brain.

    • Phenytoin Oral

      Phenytoin is used to prevent and control seizures (also called an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug). It works by reducing the spread of seizure activity in the brain.

    • Phenytek Oral

      Phenytoin is used to prevent and control seizures (also called an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug). It works by reducing the spread of seizure activity in the brain.

    • Phenytoin sodium Extended Oral

      Phenytoin is used to prevent and control seizures (also called an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug). It works by reducing the spread of seizure activity in the brain.

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    • Rufinamide Oral

      Rufinamide is used with other medications to prevent or control seizures (epilepsy) associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) in people aged 4 and older.

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    • Sabril Oral

      This medication is used in combination with other medications to treat seizure disorders (epilepsy). Vigabatrin decreases the number of seizures in adults and children who have not been able to control their seizures with other treatment. Vigabatrin is an anticonvulsant. It is thought to work by stopping the breakdown of a natural calming substance (GABA) in the brain.

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    • Trileptal Oral

      This medication is used to treat seizure disorders (epilepsy). It may be used with other seizure medications as determined by your doctor.

    • Tegretol Oral

      Carbamazepine is used to prevent and control seizures. It is known as an anticonvulsant or anti-epileptic drug. It is also used to relieve one type of nerve pain (trigeminal neuralgia). This medication works by reducing excessive nerve signals in the brain and restoring the normal balance of nerve activity.

    • Trileptal Oral

      This medication is used to treat seizure disorders (epilepsy). It may be used with other seizure medications as determined by your doctor.

    • Tegretol XR Oral

      Carbamazepine is used to prevent and control seizures. It is known as an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug. It is also used to relieve one type of nerve pain (trigeminal neuralgia). This medication works by reducing excessive nerve signals in the brain and restoring the normal balance of nerve activity.

    • Tegretol Oral

      Carbamazepine is used to prevent and control seizures. It is known as an anticonvulsant or anti-epileptic drug. It is also used to relieve one type of nerve pain (trigeminal neuralgia). This medication works by reducing excessive nerve signals in the brain and restoring the normal balance of nerve activity.

    • Tegretol Oral

      Carbamazepine is used to prevent and control seizures. It is known as an anticonvulsant or anti-epileptic drug. It is also used to relieve one type of nerve pain (trigeminal neuralgia). This medication works by reducing excessive nerve signals in the brain and restoring the normal balance of nerve activity.

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    • Vigabatrin Oral

      This medication is used in combination with other medications to treat seizure disorders (epilepsy). Vigabatrin decreases the number of seizures in adults and children who have not been able to control their seizures with other treatment. Vigabatrin is an anticonvulsant. It is thought to work by stopping the breakdown of a natural calming substance (GABA) in the brain.

    • Vimpat Oral

      Lacosamide is used to prevent and control seizures. It is an anticonvulsant or antiepileptic drug. It works by reducing the spread of seizure activity in the brain.

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    • Zonisamide Oral

      Zonisamide is used with other medications to prevent and control seizures (epilepsy). Zonisamide is a sulfonamide anticonvulsant and a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It is unknown how zonisamide works to prevent seizures.

    • Zonegran Oral

      Zonisamide is used with other medications to prevent and control seizures (epilepsy). Zonisamide is a sulfonamide anticonvulsant and a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. It is unknown how zonisamide works to prevent seizures.

    • Zarontin Oral

      This medication is used alone or with other medications to prevent and control a certain type of seizure (absence or petit mal seizure). It works by controlling the abnormal electrical activity in the brain that occurs during a seizure.

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