Trileptal Uses

Partial Seizures
Partial seizures occur in just one part of the brain. About 60 percent of people with epilepsy have partial seizures. The following are two different types of partial seizures:
 
  • Simple partial seizures, in which a person will remain conscious but experience unusual feelings or sensations that can take many forms.
     
  • Complex partial seizures, in which a person has a change in consciousness or a loss of consciousness. People having a complex partial seizure may display strange, repetitious behaviors such as blinks, twitches, mouth movements, or even walking in a circle.
     
Generalized Seizures
Generalized seizures are a result of abnormal brain activity on both sides of the brain. These seizures may cause a loss of consciousness, falls, or massive muscle spasms. The two most common forms are absence seizures (also known as petit mal seizures) and tonic-clonic seizures (or grand mal seizures).
 
Just as there are many types of seizures, there are also many types of epilepsy (see Epilepsy Types). These epilepsy types are classified by syndrome (a disorder characterized by a specific set of symptoms that include epilepsy) or grouped according to a set of common characteristics, such as:
 
  • Patient's age
  • Type of seizure or seizures
  • Symptoms or where in the brain the seizure begins
  • Whether the seizure's cause is known or unknown (idiopathic).
     
Epilepsy treatments may include medications (see Epilepsy Medication), surgery (see Epilepsy Surgery), diet changes (see Epilepsy Diet), and biofeedback.
 
Know the Signs - Concussion Safety

Trileptal Medication Info

Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2017 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.