anticonvulsants


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anticonvulsants

Used to reduce or prevent convulsive seizures, such as those caused by epilepsy.
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Generic versions of central nervous system drugs, such as antidepressants and anticonvulsants, plus cardiovascular drugs account for more than half of the annual savings.
This study "makes an important contribution to clinical neurology and obstetric practice by providing fairly robust estimates of the comparative dose-dependent risks of the most commonly used monotherapy anticonvulsants for major congenital anomalies.
Some medications such as anticonvulsants phenytoin and carbamazepine effect by inhibiting sodium channels directly and indirectly by preventing the flow of calcium from the membranes of neurons and reduction of excessive concentration of intracellular calcium.
But anticonvulsants are known to block calcium channels in nerve cells, and Bao's group speculates that the drug helps protect neuronal connections between hair cells and auditory neurons.
Anticonvulsants Market to 2016 - Cost Advantage and Dosage Convenience Provided by Generic Anticonvulsants Will Limit Commercial Opportunities for Novel Therapies
25, 2010, SPA -- A rare and dangerous reaction to a range of common medicines including antibiotics and anticonvulsants may be caused by a severe immune response to reactivated herpes virus, scientists said on Wednesday.
Robert Post, Professor of Psychiatry at George Washington University School of Medicine, was a pioneer in the development of a role for anticonvulsants in treatment of bipolar disorder.
In what investigators described as the first study to directly compare suicide risks with different anticonvulsants given in routine care, "increased risk for suicidal acts beginning within the first 14 days of treatment initiation" were found, reported Dr.
Following consultation with the attending neurologist, a decision was made to change anticonvulsants again, this time to lamotrigine.
Phenytoin, carbamazepine, and other aromatic anticonvulsants are commonly used in the treatment and prevention of seizures.
Medications, such as anticonvulsants for epilepsy, corticosteroids for rheumatoid arthritis and asthma, and immunosuppressive agents, can also contribute or even lead to the disease.