Seizure Medications as Gabitril AlternativesFortunately, many other seizure medications can be used as Gabitril alternatives. These medications include:
- Carbamazepine (Carbatrol®, Epitol®, Equetro™, Tegretol®)
- Divalproex sodium (Depakote®, Depakote® ER)
- Ethosuximide (Zarontin®)
- Felbamate (Felbatol®)
- Fosphenytoin (Cerebyx®)
- Gabapentin (Neurontin®)
- Lamotrigine (Lamictal®)
- Levetiracetam (Keppra®)
- Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal®)
- Phenytoin (Dilantin®, Phenytek®)
- Pregabalin (Lyrica®)
- Topiramate (Topamax®)
- Valproic acid (Depakene®)
- Zonisamide (Zonegran®).
Some barbiturates and benzodiazepine medications are also approved for controlling seizures. They are often useful in emergency situations. However, these medications have the potential to be abused and may lead to dependence or addiction. These medications include:
- Amobarbital (Amytal®)
- Pentobarbital (Nembutal®)
- Phenobarbital (Luminal®)
- Clonazepam (Klonopin®)
- Clorazepate (Tranxene®)
- Diazepam (Valium®, Diastat®).
Gabitril Alternatives: A SummarySeveral Gabitril alternatives are available, including other medications. Talk with your healthcare provider if the medication is not working for you or if you are experiencing bothersome Gabitril side effects. You may need to try another epilepsy treatment.
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