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All About Epilepsy - Carbatrol and Breastfeeding

This page contains links to eMedTV Epilepsy Articles containing information on subjects from All About Epilepsy to Carbatrol and Breastfeeding. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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  • All About Epilepsy
    As this eMedTV resource explains, epilepsy is a condition characterized by recurring seizures. This segment takes a brief look at epilepsy, with a link for those who want to learn all about this condition.
  • Alternatives to Keppra
    There are many alternatives to Keppra, including other medicines, a special diet, and surgery. This part of the eMedTV Web site outlines several medications that are Keppra alternatives and explains when these alternatives might be considered.
  • Banzel
    Banzel is a prescribed drug used to treat seizures in people with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. This eMedTV Web article provides a detailed overview of this medication, including information on how it works, general dosing tips, and possible side effects.
  • Banzel and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV page explains why the manufacturer of Banzel (rufinamide) does not recommend the drug to women who are breastfeeding. It may cause problems in a nursing infant, and you should talk to your doctor before taking Banzel and breastfeeding.
  • Banzel and Pregnancy
    It may not be safe to take Banzel (rufinamide) during pregnancy. This eMedTV Web resource provides a discussion on Banzel and pregnancy, including the results of animal studies and why the FDA considers the drug pregnancy Category C medicine.
  • Banzel Dosage
    A doctor will typically start with a low Banzel dosage and increase it slowly as necessary. This eMedTV resource offers a more in-depth look at dosing guidelines in adults and children, and lists tips for when and how to effectively take Banzel.
  • Banzel Drug Interactions
    Taking medications such as phenytoin and divalproex may cause negative drug interactions with Banzel. This eMedTV segment features a list of other medications that can lead to interactions and also explains the complications that could result.
  • Banzel Medication Information
    This eMedTV page presents some basic information on Banzel, a medication used to prevent seizures in people with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. It addresses how this drug works, how it performed in clinical studies, and important safety concerns.
  • Banzel Overdose
    As with many medications, it is possible to overdose on Banzel (rufinamide). This eMedTV Web segment discusses what to expect with an overdose, including information on how a healthcare provider will treat any symptoms that occur as a result.
  • Banzel Side Effects
    Headaches, nausea, and fatigue are some of the most common Banzel side effects. This eMedTV Web segment further describes other side effects seen with the drug, including other common side effects and those that require immediate medical attention.
  • Banzel Uses
    Banzel is primarily used for treating seizures caused by Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. This eMedTV page provides more information about what the medication is used for, including information on Banzel uses in children and possible off-label uses.
  • Banzel Warnings and Precautions
    You may not be able to safely take Banzel if you have liver disease or familial short QT syndrome. This eMedTV article offers a list of several other Banzel warnings and precautions, and also covers what to tell your doctor before taking the medicine.
  • Benefits of Klonopin
    Klonopin is used for treating panic disorder and various types of epileptic seizures. This eMedTV Web page provides more information about the benefits of Klonopin, including details about the effects of benzodiazepine medications in general.
  • Benefits of Lamictal
    Lamictal can be used to prevent episodes of mania or depression in people with bipolar disorder. This page on the eMedTV Web site discusses other benefits of Lamictal and describes the specific effects of this prescription medication.
  • Benefits of Lyrica
    As this selection from the eMedTV Web library explains, there are several benefits of Lyrica, such as treating fibromyalgia, nerve pain, and epileptic seizures. This page also explains how the drug works and lists possible off-label uses.
  • Benefits of Neurontin
    Neurontin can be used to treat the chronic nerve pain that often occurs after an outbreak of shingles. This eMedTV resource discusses other benefits of Neurontin and explores the specific effects of this prescription medication.
  • Benefits of Topamax
    As this selection from the eMedTV Web archives explains, there are several Topamax benefits, such as treating epileptic seizures and preventing migraines. This page also explains how the drug works and offers some statistics on its effectiveness.
  • Carbamazapine
    Carbamazepine is a prescription drug licensed to treat bipolar disorder, epilepsy, and trigeminal neuralgia. This eMedTV resource offers some general precautions for taking the medication. Carbamazapine is a common misspelling of carbamazepine.
  • Carbamazepin
    Carbamazepine is a drug used for the treatment of bipolar disorder, epilepsy, and trigeminal neuralgia. This eMedTV page lists potential side effects and offers some general dosing information. Carbamazepin is a common misspelling of carbamazepine.
  • Carbamazepina
    Carbamazepine is used to treat bipolar disorder, epilepsy, or trigeminal neuralgia. This eMedTV page provides a brief overview of this drug and explains what you should know before using it. Carbamazepina is a common misspelling of carbamazepine.
  • Carbamazepine
    Carbamazepine can be prescribed to treat bipolar disorder, trigeminal neuralgia, and epilepsy. This eMedTV article offers an overview of this drug, noting in particular its uses, general dosing guidelines, strengths, and possible side effects.
  • Carbamazepine and Breastfeeding
    Carbamazepine passes through human breast milk and may potentially cause serious side effects in your baby. This eMedTV Web page explores carbamazepine and breastfeeding, noting that many doctors think it's safe for women to take while breastfeeding.
  • Carbamazepine and Dry Mouth
    Previous studies have shown that a dry mouth is a possible side effect of carbamazepine. This eMedTV segment lists some things you can do if you are taking carbamazepine and dry mouth occurs (such as sipping water or sugarless drinks often).
  • Carbamazepine and Hair Loss
    This eMedTV page explains that because hair loss is so common, it is difficult to determine if there is a link between carbamazepine and hair loss. However, this article also explains that hair loss has been reported as a side effect of carbamazepine.
  • Carbamazepine and Pregnancy
    Carbamazepine is a pregnancy Category D medicine, meaning it may not be safe during pregnancy. This eMedTV Web page provides detailed information about carbamazepine and pregnancy, including some problems the drug may potentially cause to a fetus.
  • Carbamazepine Dosage
    This portion of the eMedTV archives discusses the factors that may affect your carbamazepine dosage, such as your age and weight, and the medical condition being treated. This page also offers some tips on when and how to take the medication.
  • Carbamazepine Drug Interactions
    Taking drugs like alcohol or antidepressants with carbamazepine can potentially cause drug interactions. This eMedTV article outlines other medications that can cause carbamazepine drug interactions and describes some of the problems that can occur.
  • Carbamazepine Medication Information
    Are you looking for information on carbamazepine? This eMedTV resource presents a brief discussion on this medication, including the conditions it can treat, the different forms available, and when and how to take it, with a link to learn more.
  • Carbamazepine Overdose
    Symptoms of a carbamazepine overdose can include seizures, a rapid heart rate, or vomiting. This part of the eMedTV library discusses the effects of a carbamazepine overdose and describes some of the treatment options that are available.
  • Carbamazepine Side Effects
    Some common side effects of carbamazepine include drowsiness, dizziness, and nausea. This eMedTV resource covers these and other side effects that may occur during treatment with this drug, including serious side effects to report to your doctor.
  • Carbamazepine Uses
    As this eMedTV page explains, carbamazepine can treat several conditions, including epilepsy, bipolar disorder, and trigeminal neuralgia. This page covers these and other carbamazepine uses, including off-label uses and uses in children.
  • Carbamazepine Warnings and Precautions
    Carbamazepine can make seizures worse or cause serious cases of anemia in some people. This eMedTV resource discusses other carbamazepine warnings and precautions, and explains why carbamazepine is not suitable for everyone.
  • Carbamazepine Withdrawal
    As this eMedTV article explains, in order to reduce your risk of experiencing carbamazepine withdrawal symptoms, your healthcare provider may slowly wean you off the medication. This page also describes some symptoms of a carbamazepine withdrawal.
  • Carbamazine
    Carbamazepine is a drug used to treat epilepsy and other conditions. This eMedTV page covers other uses of the drug, lists the various products available, and describes side effects that may occur. Carbamazine is a common misspelling of carbamazepine.
  • Carbamazipine
    This eMedTV page offers a brief overview of the prescription drug carbamazepine, which can treat bipolar disorder, epilepsy, and trigeminal neuralgia. This page also lists potential side effects. Carbamazipine is a common misspelling of carbamazepine.
  • Carbatrol
    Carbatrol is a medication that can be prescribed to treat epilepsy and trigeminal neuralgia. This eMedTV article further describes Carbatrol, explaining how the drug works, its potential side effects, and tips on when and how to take it.
  • Carbatrol Alternatives
    This selection from the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at several Carbatrol alternatives, such as other seizure medications, a special diet, and surgery. This article also explains when an alternative to the drug should be considered.
  • Carbatrol and Breastfeeding
    Women who are breastfeeding should be aware that the drug passes through breast milk. This eMedTV page lists side effects that can occur in a nursing infant when women take Carbatrol and breastfeed, and also covers the manufacturer's recommendations.
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