antiepileptic drug


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Noun1.antiepileptic drug - a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)antiepileptic drug - a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)
Emeside, ethosuximide, Zarontin - an anticonvulsant drug (trade names Emeside and Zarontin) used to treat petit mal epilepsy
gabapentin, Neurontin - an anticonvulsant (trade name Neurontin) used to control some types of seizures in the treatment of epilepsy; also used to manage neuralgia caused by shingles
hydantoin - any of a group of anticonvulsant drugs used in treating epilepsy
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
mephenytoin, Mesantoin - a toxic anticonvulsant drug (trade name Mesantoin) used in the treatment of epilepsy when less toxic anticonvulsants have been ineffective
Mebaral, mephobarbital - a long-acting crystalline barbiturate (trade name Mebaral) used as a sedative and as an anticonvulsant in the treatment of epilepsy
Gemonil, metharbital - anticonvulsant drug (trade name Gemonil) used in the treatment of epilepsy
Milontin, phensuximide - anticonvulsant (trade name Milontin) used to treat petit mal
Mysoline, primidone - an anticonvulsant (trade name Mysoline) used to treat grand mal seizures and essential tremor
Depokene, valproic acid - anticonvulsant (trade name Depokene) used to prevent some kinds of seizures
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Subanalysis by Baseline Antiepileptic Drugs (AEDs): Results from Perampanel Study 332 in Patients with Primary Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizures (PGTCS)
Early child development and exposure to antiepileptic drugs prenatally and through breastfeeding: a prospective cohort study on children of women with epilepsy.
1) Currently, no reliable, fast-acting, effective, long-term antiepileptic drugs are licensed for use in avian medicine.
The FDA cited data from the Neurodevelopmental Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs study, published in March 2013, which found that at age 6, children whose mothers had taken valproate products while pregnant had lower IQs, compared with those whose mothers took other antiepileptic drugs.
Two randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies are designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of brivaracetam (5, 20 and 50 mg/day or 20, 50 and 100 mg/day) over 12 weeks in patients with partial onset epilepsy, not fully controlled despite treatment with one or two other antiepileptic drugs.
This practice can provide economies in the prescription budget, but for patients and physicians it can lead to increased expenditures if the managed care organization requires the switching of patients controlled on a given formulation of antiepileptic drug to another formulation.
Patients in the study who withdrew from antiepileptic drug (AED) treatment were not significantly more likely to have seizure recurrence than were those who did not, thereby meeting the common secondary goal of discontinuing or reducing AEDs after epilepsy surgery Thus, the findings of this study may provide reassurance to neurologists who are hesitant to withdraw AEDs after surgery because of concerns that seizures may recur, Dr.
Three phase III trials of the drug have reported 28-day reductions in seizure frequency relative to placebo in patients who were taking one to three other antiepileptic drugs.
I feel that valproate should not be a first choice antiepileptic drug in women of childbearing potential," Dr.
Now, results of the new study suggest that antiepileptic drug (AED) treatments may trigger schizophrenia-like behaviours in its users when given during the brain's developmental period.
Health issues that challenge women with epilepsy (WWE) and their healthcare providers include menstrual cycle influence on seizure activity, contraceptive-antiepileptic drug interaction, pharmacokinetic change during pregnancy, teratogenicity of antiepileptic drugs, breastfeeding, and the impact of antiepileptic drugs on bone health and sexual function.