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Seizures (Epilepsy) Symptoms, Signs, Causes, Types, and Treatment Topic Guide

Seizures (Epilepsy) Seizures (Epilepsy):

Epilepsy (seizure disorders) is a neurological condition that causes a series of jerking movements and loss of consciousness. Seizures are caused by disordered electrical activity in the brain rooted in a seizure disorder like epilepsy or a number of other primary causes. Seizures can be managed with medication.

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Seizures (Epilepsy) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

pregabalin Pregabalin

Pregabalin is an anti-epileptic drug, also called an anticonvulsant. It works by slowing down impulses in the brain that cause seizures. Pregabalin also aff...learn more »

vigabatrin Vigabatrin

Vigabatrin is an anti-epileptic medicine, also called an anticonvulsant...learn more »

zonisamide Zonisamide

Zonisamide is a sulfa drug with anti-convulsant effects...learn more »

oxcarbazepine Oxcarbazepine

Oxcarbazepine is an anticonvulsant. It works by decreasing nerve impulses that cause seizures and pain...learn more »

levetiracetam Levetiracetam

Levetiracetam is used to treat partial onset seizures in adults and children who are at least 1 month old. The Spritam brand of this medicine ...learn more »

tiagabine Tiagabine

Tiagabine is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant...learn more »

topiramate Topiramate

Topiramate is a seizure medicine, also called an anticonvulsant. Topiramate is used to treat seizures in adults and children who are at least 2 years old. ...learn more »

fosphenytoin Fosphenytoin

Fosphenytoin is an anticonvulsant that works by slowing down impulses in the brain that cause seizures...learn more »

divalproex sodium Divalproex Sodium

Divalproex sodium affects chemicals in the body that may be involved in causing seizures...learn more »

lamotrigine Lamotrigine

Lamotrigine is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant...learn more »

gabapentin Gabapentin

Gabapentin is an anti-epileptic drug, also called an anticonvulsant. It affects chemicals and nerves in the body that are involved in the cause of seizures ...learn more »

felbamate Felbamate

Felbamate is an anti-epileptic medicine, also called an anticonvulsant...learn more »

ethotoin Ethotoin

Ethotoin is an anti-epileptic medicine, also called an anticonvulsant...learn more »

primidone Primidone

Primidone is an anticonvulsant medicine that is used to control seizures...learn more »

methsuximide Methsuximide

Methsuximide is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant...learn more »

ethosuximide Ethosuximide

Ethosuximide is an anti-epileptic medication, also called an anticonvulsant...learn more »

clorazepate Clorazepate

Clorazepate is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen). Clorazepate affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced and cause anxiety or seizures./...learn more »

clonazepam Clonazepam

Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen) that affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced. Clonazepam is also a seizure medicine, ...learn more »

acetazolamide Acetazolamide

Acetazolamide reduces the activity of a protein in your body called carbonic anhydrase. Blocking this protein can help reduce the build-up of certain fluids...learn more »

phenytoin (oral) Phenytoin (oral)

Phenytoin is an anticonvulsant medication that is used to control seizures. Phenytoin does not treat all types of seizures, and your doctor will determine i...learn more »

valproic acid Valproic Acid

Valproic acid affects chemicals in the body that may be involved in causing seizures...learn more »

carbamazepine (oral) Carbamazepine (oral)

Carbamazepine is an anticonvulsant. It works by decreasing nerve impulses that cause seizures and pain...learn more »