Sabril Medication Information
Adults who have complex partial seizures may receive a prescription drug called Sabril® (vigabatrin). This medicine is also approved to treat infantile spasms in children age one month to two years old.
While this product may help control seizures in some people, it is not appropriate for everyone. In fact, Sabril is considered a "last resort" when other treatments have failed. This is because this medicine has a high risk for permanent vision loss and other serious side effects. Before prescribing this medication, your healthcare provider needs information on your medical history and a current list of all medications, vitamins, and supplements you are taking.
Sabril comes as a tablet (for adults) and as a powder that is mixed with water (for children). It is usually taken twice daily. Side effects may include fatigue, shakiness, and involuntary eye movements.
(Click Sabril for more information on this medication, including how it works, details on safety issues associated with this drug, and dosing instructions.)