Epilepsy Articles
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Lyrica
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.
Epilepsy
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.
Lamictal
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.
Neurontin
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.
Klonopin
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.
Diazepam
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.
Topamax
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.
Keppra
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.
Trileptal
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.
Dilantin
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.
Tegretol
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.
Carbamazepine
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.
Ketogenic Diet
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.
Lamictal Side Effects
Headaches, blurred vision, and coordination problems are some of the more common Lamictal side effects. This eMedTV segment provides a list of common and rare side effects seen with the drug, including those that require immediate medical attention.
Neurontin Side Effects
Drowsiness, dizziness, and coordination problems are common Neurontin side effects. This eMedTV Web page offers detailed lists of both common and rare side effects seen with the drug, as well as those that may require prompt medical attention.
Lyrica Side Effects
Some possible side effects of Lyrica include dizziness, a dry mouth, and drowsiness. This eMedTV page offers a detailed list of common and rare side effects that may occur with this drug, as well as side effects that require immediate medical attention.
Valproic Acid
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.
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