Many medications are approved to treat seizures in people with epilepsy. However, not all medications are approved to treat all types of seizures. Some of the alternative medicines that may be used in place of Fycompa to treat partial-onset seizures include but are not limited to:
- Carbamazepine (Carbatrol®, Epitol®, Equetro®, Tegretol®)
- Divalproex (Depakote®) and divalproex ER (Depakote ER®)
- Ezogabine (Potiga™)
- Felbamate (Felbatol®)
- Gabapentin (Neurontin®)
- Phenytoin (Phenytek®, Dilantin®)
- Lacosamide (Vimpat®)
- Lamotrigine (Lamictal®)
- Levetiracetam (Keppra®) and levetiracetam XR (Keppra XR®)
- Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal®)
- Oxcarbazepine extended-release (Oxtellar XR®)
- Phenobarbital (Luminal®)
- Pregabalin (Lyrica®)
- Tiagabine (Gabitril®)
- Topiramate (Topamax®)
- Valproic acid (Depakene®).
- Vigabatrin (Sabril®)
- Zonisamide (Zonegran®).
Several alternatives to Fycompa are available for the treatment of partial seizures. If you feel this drug is not right for you, talk to your healthcare provider. He or she can speak with you in more detail about whether these other medications are appropriate for your specific situation.