antiepileptic


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antiepileptic

(ˌæntɪˌɛpɪˈlɛptɪk)
n
a drug used to treat epileptic seizures, an anticonvulsant
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Noun1.antiepileptic - a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)antiepileptic - 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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antiepileptic

adj & n antiepiléptico
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Up to 1% of the population needs long-term use of antiepileptic drugs to control their epilepsy.
Cenobamate is a novel and small molecule investigational antiepileptic drug that is being developed to treat partial-onset seizures in adult patients.
Researchers at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy in Kingston also found that six drugs within the antiepileptic drug (AED) class had a reporting odds ratio estimate of more than 20, compared with non-AEDs.
According to another recent study from the same research group, people with Alzheimer's use antiepileptic drugs more often than those without the disease.
Antiepileptic drugs in non-epilepsy disorders: relations between mechanisms of action and clinical efficacy.
On the other hand, herbal medicines are widely used across the globe due to their wide applicability and therapeutic efficacy coupled with least side effects, which in turn has accelerated the scientific research regarding the antiepileptic activity.
"The addition of cannabidiol at a dose of 10 mg or 20 mg per kilogram per day to a conventional antiepileptic regimen resulted in greater reductions in the frequency of drop seizures than placebo," the authors write.
The prolonged use of antiepileptic drugs is also associated with various types of mild-to-severe, established, and unavoidable adverse effects in the patients.
Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, DZNE, stated that continuous use of antiepileptic drugs for a period exceeding one year was associated with a 15 percent increased risk of Alzheimer's disease in the Finnish dataset, and with a 30 percent increased risk of dementia in the German dataset.
[USA], Apr 10 ( ANI ): People using antiepileptic drugs are at a greater risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, finds a study.
Continuous use of antiepileptic drugs for a period exceeding one year was associated with a 15 per cent increased risk of Alzheimer's disease in the Finnish dataset, and with a 30 per cent increased risk of dementia in the German dataset.
It is well established that nonadherence to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) may lead to a loss of seizure control [6].