Epilepsy Health Topics

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A person is said to have epilepsy when he or she has had two or more seizures. As this eMedTV article explains, epilepsy occurs when neurons in the brain signal abnormally. This page offers an overview of this brain disorder.
This eMedTV Web page explains that Lennox-Gastaut syndrome is a severe form of epilepsy that can result in developmental delays in children. The causes, symptoms, and treatment of this disorder are also featured in this article.
Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a common complication of shingles. As this eMedTV article explains, it is characterized by intense ear pain and paralysis of facial nerves. This article provides an overview of this condition.
This portion of the eMedTV library explains that status epilepticus is a potentially life-threatening condition in which a person has prolonged or repeated seizures. This article provides an overview of this condition.
People with epilepsy have an increased risk of dying from sudden unexplained death syndrome. This eMedTV resource explains how research suggests that the use of multiple anticonvulsants may be a factor in causing this condition.
Featured Medications
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.
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.
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.
People who suffer from migraines, epilepsy, or symptoms of mania can often benefit from Depakote ER. This eMedTV segment offers a more in-depth look at this prescription drug and its uses, effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
Diastat is a prescription drug that is used in combination with other medications to treat seizures. This eMedTV article discusses the drug in more detail, including information on how it works, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
Diazepam is a prescription drug used to treat seizures, muscle spasms, anxiety, and other conditions. This eMedTV article provides more information about the uses and effects of diazepam, and also covers diazepam dosing guidelines and side effects.
Dilantin is a prescription drug used to treat certain types of seizures in people with epilepsy. This eMedTV page further explores the specific uses of Dilantin, offers dosing tips for the drug, and lists side effects that it may potentially cause.
A healthcare provider may prescribe Epitol to treat epileptic seizures or trigeminal neuralgia. This eMedTV article further discusses the uses of this prescription drug and lists some of its side effects and general precautions and warnings.
Felbatol is a drug prescribed to treat partial seizures in adults and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome in children. This eMedTV page offers a detailed overview of this medicine, including information on how it works, general dosing tips, and possible side effects.
As a prescription anti-seizure drug, Fycompa is approved for partial seizures in adults and adolescents. This eMedTV article contains more details on several topics relating to this drug, including how it works, how to take it, and potential side effects.
Gabitril is a drug that is used for the treatment of a certain type of seizure. This segment of the eMedTV Web site provides an in-depth look at the drug, with information on its effects, dosing guidelines, available strengths, and more.
Keppra is a medication that is approved to treat partial, myoclonic, and generalized tonic clonic seizures. This eMedTV page takes an in-depth look at how Keppra works and further explores its effects, potential side effects, and dosage information.
Keppra XR is a prescription medicine approved for the treatment of epilepsy. This page on the eMedTV site describes the specific effects of this medication, explains when and how to take it, and lists some of its potential side effects.
Klonopin has been approved for the treatment of certain epileptic seizures and panic disorder. This eMedTV article provides a detailed overview of Klonopin, including information on how it works, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
Lamictal has been approved for the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder. This selection from the eMedTV archives provides a detailed overview of the drug, including information on its uses, dosing guidelines, and possible side effects.
An extended-release tablet, Lamictal XR is a prescription drug that can help treat seizures. This eMedTV segment explains that it is meant to be used with other seizure medications and also discusses dosing, side effects, how it works, and more.
A healthcare provider may prescribe Lyrica to treat epilepsy, fibromyalgia, or nerve pain. This part of the eMedTV library offers an in-depth look at this drug, including information on its possible side effects, dosing guidelines, and more.
Neurontin is a prescription drug approved to treat both epilepsy and shingles nerve pain. This segment from the eMedTV archives explains in detail how the drug works, how it is administered, possible side effects, and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sabril is approved to treat complex partial seizures and infantile spasms. This eMedTV Web selection takes a look at various aspects of this medicine, including how it works, how often it is taken, possible side effects, and more.
Stavzor is a prescription drug approved to prevent migraines and to treat epilepsy and mania. This eMedTV resource explains how Stavzor works for these uses, offers dosing information for the drug, and lists potential side effects that may occur.
Tegretol is a prescription drug that is used to treat certain types of seizures and trigeminal neuralgia. This eMedTV page offers an in-depth look at the drug, including information on how it works, dosing information, and possible side effects.
Topamax is a medication that can be prescribed to treat epilepsy and to prevent migraines. This eMedTV Web page further describes this medication, with information on how it works, possible side effects, dosing information, and more.
Tranxene is commonly prescribed to treat seizures, anxiety, and symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. This eMedTV resource takes an in-depth look at the drug, providing information on dosing guidelines, its effects, possible side effects, and more.
Trileptal is a prescription drug that is used to control a certain type of seizure in people with epilepsy. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at Trileptal, including information on its uses, dosing, possible side effects, and more.
Valproic acid is often prescribed to treat certain types of seizures in people with epilepsy. This eMedTV Web page further discusses this prescription drug, including information on its effects, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
Vimpat is a medication prescribed to treat partial seizures. This selection from the eMedTV Web library takes an in-depth look at how the drug works and further explores its effects, potential side effects, general precautions, and dosage information.
Zarontin is a medication used to treat certain epileptic seizures called absence seizures. This eMedTV article discusses Zarontin in more detail, including information on how it works, possible side effects, and tips on when and how to take the drug.
Zonegran is a prescription medicine that is used to control partial seizures. This article from the eMedTV Web site offers an in-depth look at the drug, including information on its uses, dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and more.
Featured Other
The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that has been shown to control seizures in children. This eMedTV article looks at the potential benefits and side effects of following this diet and discusses limited research findings.
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