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Nurontin - Primidone Alternatives

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  • Nurontin
    Both postherpetic neuralgia and a certain type of epileptic seizure can be treated with Neurontin. This eMedTV Web page takes a brief look at how the drug works, dosing information, and available forms. Nurontin is a common misspelling of Neurontin.
  • Onfi
    Available by prescription, Onfi is a drug used to treat seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. This eMedTV resource features a detailed overview of this medicine, including how it works, dosing instructions, and possible side effects.
  • Onfi and Breastfeeding
    As this eMedTV page explains, Onfi (clobazam) does pass through human breast milk -- but could it cause problems in a nursing infant? This page further discusses breastfeeding and Onfi, including what to discuss with your doctor.
  • Onfi and Pregnancy
    If you are pregnant, Onfi (clobazam) may not be safe to take. This eMedTV Web selection takes a closer look at the research that has been done on this medicine, including whether it increases the risk for birth defects and what your doctor may recommend.
  • Onfi Dosage
    The individualized dosing guidelines for Onfi will depend on age, weight, and other factors. This eMedTV article examines the factors your healthcare provider will consider when determining your dosage and lists some instructions for taking this drug.
  • Onfi Drug Interactions
    This eMedTV resource explains that drug interactions may occur if Onfi is combined with certain products, such as alcohol, birth control pills, or sleep medications. This page lists other products that may cause problems and explains how to avoid them.
  • Onfi Medication Information
    This eMedTV page offers information on Onfi, a prescription medication used to treat seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. This article gives a brief overview of this drug, including some dosing tips. A link to more details is also included.
  • Onfi Overdose
    This eMedTV segment explains that if you overdose on Onfi (clobazam), it can cause problems like confusion, coma, or even death. This page describes other potentially serious problems and lists some of the treatment options that are available.
  • Onfi Side Effects
    As this eMedTV article explains, clinical studies suggest that some of the common side effects of Onfi may include fever, lethargy, and irritability. This page offers a detailed list of other possible reactions, including potentially serious problems.
  • Onfi Uses
    If you have a seizure disorder called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, your healthcare provider may prescribe Onfi. This eMedTV Web page further describes what Onfi is used for, including details on unapproved uses.
  • Onfi Warnings and Precautions
    You may not be able to take Onfi safely if you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse. This eMedTV Web selection describes important precautions and safety warnings for Onfi, including details on potentially dangerous complications that may occur.
  • Oxtellar XR
    Oxtellar XR is a drug licensed to treat partial seizures in adults and children age six and older. This eMedTV article provides more details on this prescription medicine, with information on how it works, dosing instructions, side effects, and more.
  • Oxtellar XR Alternatives
    As explained in this eMedTV resource, vigabatrin, valproic acid, and tiagabine are just a few of the alternatives to Oxtellar XR (oxcarbazepine extended-release). This article lists other options that are available if Oxtellar XR is not suitable for you.
  • Oxtellar XR and Breastfeeding
    It is known that Oxtellar XR (oxcarbazepine extended-release) passes through breast milk. This eMedTV article offers an explanation on why the manufacturer of this drug usually recommends women not use Oxtellar XR while breastfeeding.
  • Oxtellar XR and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV segment discusses the safety concerns associated with using Oxtellar XR (oxcarbazepine extended-release) during pregnancy. It describes the serious complications that may occur and explains what to discuss with your doctor.
  • Oxtellar XR Dosage
    As this eMedTV page explains, your age and various other factors will be used to determine your dosage of Oxtellar XR. This anti-seizure drug comes as tablets that are taken once a day on an empty stomach. More dosing tips are listed in this article.
  • Oxtellar XR Drug Interactions
    Serious interactions may occur if you combine Oxtellar XR with certain drugs or other products. This eMedTV page explains how birth control pills, cyclosporine, and various other medications can cause problems with Oxtellar XR.
  • Oxtellar XR Medication Information
    By preventing abnormal brain activity, Oxtellar XR can help control partial seizures in adults and children. This eMedTV article contains more information on Oxtellar XR, including potential side effects of the medication, safety precautions, and more.
  • Oxtellar XR Overdose
    As this eMedTV page explains, it is not exactly clear what to expect with an overdose on Oxtellar XR (oxcarbazepine extended-release). This article explains why this is the case and explains what to do if you believe you have taken too much of this drug.
  • Oxtellar XR Side Effects
    As explained in this eMedTV page, possible Oxtellar XR side effects include fatigue, headaches, and problems with balance. This article also lists warnings of potentially dangerous problems that can occur with this drug and require immediate treatment.
  • Oxtellar XR Uses
    Oxtellar XR is prescribed to treat partial seizures in adults and children as young as age six. This eMedTV article examines other possible uses for Oxtellar XR and gives a description of how the anti-seizure drug works.
  • Oxtellar XR Warnings and Precautions
    Drug interactions, allergic reactions, and other serious problems are associated with using Oxtellar XR. This eMedTV page presents a list of precautions and warnings to be aware of with Oxtellar XR, including details on who should not use this drug.
  • Peganone
    Peganone is licensed to treat complex partial seizures and tonic-clonic seizures. This part of the eMedTV Web site contains an overview of this prescription medicine, including how it works, possible side effects, dosing instructions, and more.
  • Peganone and Breastfeeding
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, Peganone (ethotoin) passes through breast milk and might cause side effects in a nursing infant. This article provides a closer look at why the manufacturer advises women to not take Peganone while breastfeeding.
  • Peganone and Pregnancy
    Women should talk to their doctor before taking Peganone (ethotoin) during pregnancy. As this eMedTV Web selection explains, Peganone may cause birth defects in a fetus. However, there may be times when this drug may be prescribed to pregnant women.
  • Peganone Dosage
    As explained in this eMedTV page, your Peganone dose will depend on how you respond to this medication and other medical issues you have. This page discusses some general dosing guidelines for adults and children, as well as tips on taking these tablets.
  • Peganone Drug Interactions
    Taking certain antacids, mefloquine, or calcium while taking Peganone may lead to drug interactions. This eMedTV segment describes what may happen when Peganone is combined with products such as these and discusses how to reduce your risk for problems.
  • Peganone Medication Information
    A doctor may prescribe Peganone to control certain types of seizures. This eMedTV Web selection explores Peganone, with information on how this medication is taken, potential side effects, and certain situations when this product may not be appropriate.
  • Peganone Overdose
    As this selection from the eMedTV Web library explains, overdosing on Peganone (ethotoin) may cause nausea, drowsiness, and even a coma. A description of other overdose symptoms and treatment options are also discussed in this article.
  • Peganone Side Effects
    Double vision and diarrhea are among the commonly reported Peganone side effects. This page of the eMedTV Web library describes other reactions that may occur in people taking this drug, with lists of common and potentially serious problems.
  • Peganone Uses
    This eMedTV Web selection explains how Peganone is prescribed to treat grand mal seizures and complex partial seizures. This page offers a description of what Peganone is used for and when it may be taken for off-label (unapproved) reasons.
  • Peganone Warnings and Precautions
    People with liver disease or a blood disorder should not take Peganone. Precautions and warnings listed in this eMedTV resource also apply to people with certain allergies and other problems. This page also covers what to discuss with your doctor.
  • Phenytek
    Phenytek, a prescription medication, can help to control certain epileptic seizures. This selection from the eMedTV Web site offers an in-depth overview of this drug, including information on its possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
  • Phenytek and Breastfeeding
    Phenytek (phenytoin) passes through breast milk in women. This eMedTV article explains what to do if you are taking Phenytek and breastfeeding at the same time. This page also discusses why some doctors believe the drug is safe to take.
  • Phenytek and Pregnancy
    Taking Phenytek (phenytoin) during pregnancy could cause birth defects and other problems. This eMedTV article explains why Phenytek is a pregnancy Category D medicine and discusses what to do if you are taking Phenytek and pregnancy occurs.
  • Phenytek Dosage
    As this eMedTV segment explains, the recommended starting Phenytek dosage for treating seizures will be based on several factors, such as age and weight. This page provides general Phenytek dosing guidelines for treating adults and children.
  • Phenytek Drug Information
    Are you looking for information on Phenytek? This eMedTV Web selection gives a basic overview of this epilepsy drug, explaining how it is taken and what to discuss with your healthcare provider before starting treatment.
  • Phenytek Drug Interactions
    Drug interactions can occur when Phenytek is taken with certain other drugs, such as alcohol and digoxin. This eMedTV page discusses these and several other Phenytek drug interactions, and describes the problems that these interactions can cause.
  • Phenytek Overdose
    Vomiting and slurred speech are a few possible symptoms of a Phenytek (phenytoin) overdose. This eMedTV resource explains the factors that may affect a Phenytek overdose and provides information on treatment options that are available.
  • Phenytek Side Effects
    Possible side effects of Phenytek include confusion, unusual eye movements, and slurred speech. This eMedTV resource outlines other possible Phenytek side effects, and explains which side effects may require medical attention.
  • Phenytek Uses
    Phenytek is used for treating grand mal and complex partial seizures, and seizures caused by brain surgery. This eMedTV page covers these and other Phenytek uses, including possible off-label uses (such as treating migraines) and its use in children.
  • Phenytek Warnings and Precautions
    Phenytek can make certain health conditions worse, such as porphyria. This portion of the eMedTV Web site lists more Phenytek warnings and precautions, including who should avoid Phenytek and what to tell your doctor before starting the drug.
  • Potiga
    Potiga is a drug licensed to treat partial-onset seizures in adults. This page from the eMedTV Web site takes an in-depth look at this prescription medicine, with detailed information on dosing, how it works, potential side effects, and more.
  • Potiga and Breastfeeding
    As this eMedTV Web selection explains, the manufacturer of Potiga (ezogabine) recommends that women not use this drug while nursing. This resource talks about breastfeeding and Potiga, including the results of animal studies done on this topic.
  • Potiga and Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV page explains, Potiga (ezogabine) was shown to cause problems when given to pregnant animals. This article offers important information for women who are considering taking Potiga during pregnancy, including problems that might occur.
  • Potiga Dosage
    As explained in this eMedTV Web page, Potiga comes in the form of a tablet that is taken three times daily. This resource outlines specific dosing guidelines for Potiga and lists helpful tips on how to take it.
  • Potiga Drug Interactions
    Taking Potiga with phenytoin, alcohol, or other medicines may cause negative reactions. This eMedTV segment outlines other products that may cause problems with Potiga, and describes the complications that these drug interactions may cause.
  • Potiga Medication Information
    A healthcare provider may prescribe Potiga to help control partial-onset seizures in adults. This eMedTV resource provides some basic information on Potiga, including how this medication is thought to work, dosing guidelines, and safety precautions.
  • Potiga Overdose
    The specific effects of a Potiga (ezogabine) overdose depend on how much was taken and other factors. This eMedTV Web page describes some of the possible symptoms that may occur when too much of this drug is taken and covers possible treatment options.
  • Potiga Side Effects
    Confusion and bladder problems are common -- and potentially serious -- side effects of Potiga. This eMedTV segment lists other problems this drug may cause, and explains which reactions are potentially dangerous and require medical care.
  • Potiga Uses
    As this eMedTV page discusses, Potiga is used for the treatment of partial-onset seizures in adults. This page explains how this prescription drug works to prevent abnormal electrical brain activity from spreading and describes possible unapproved uses.
  • Potiga Warnings and Precautions
    Potiga may increase your risk for developing certain problems, such as delusions or thoughts of suicide. This eMedTV Web page offers more precautions and warnings for Potiga, including details on why this drug may not be safe for some people.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Diazepam
    Before taking diazepam, let your doctor know if you are nursing or thinking of nursing. This eMedTV page covers other precautions and warnings with diazepam, such as the safety of taking diazepam while pregnant and people who shouldn't take the drug.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Primidone
    Be sure to see how primidone affects you before driving or operating machinery. This eMedTV page covers several precautions and warnings with primidone, including what to tell your doctor prior to taking the drug and who should not take primidone.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Valproic Acid
    If you have a rash and fever while taking valproic acid, tell your doctor right away. This eMedTV article presents other precautions and warnings with valproic acid, such as possible drug interactions and the safety of taking the drug while pregnant.
  • Preventing Epilepsy
    Preventing epilepsy can involve taking medications, avoiding head injuries, and getting good prenatal care. This eMedTV page explores these and other methods of epilepsy prevention, such as treating medical conditions (such as high blood pressure).
  • Primadone
    Primidone is a prescription medicine licensed for the treatment of certain epileptic seizures. This eMedTV page offers a brief overview of primidone and provides general precautions for taking the drug. Primadone is a common misspelling of primidone.
  • Primidone
    Primidone is a prescribed medicine approved for treating grand mal and partial seizures. This eMedTV article explains how primidone works to treat these types of epileptic seizures and also provides information on side effects and dosing guidelines.
  • Primidone Alternatives
    This eMedTV segment explains that if you develop bothersome side effects or if your seizures are not under control with primidone, alternatives are available. Some primidone alternatives include other seizure medicines, surgery, or a special diet.
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