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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People with Alzheimer's disease who used antiepileptic drugs had a higher number of accumulated hospital days than people with Alzheimer's disease who did not use antiepileptics, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland.
"We launched Arvelle to bring truly innovative CNS products to patients suffering from serious neurological conditions and cenobamate is the perfect first pipeline product," said Mark Altmeyer, chief executive officer of Arvelle/'Given the data generated in clinical trials and the FDA acceptance of the NDA, we believe cenobamate has the potential to be an important antiepileptic drug treatment option for adult patients suffering from partial-onset seizures.
Cenobamate is a novel and small molecule investigational antiepileptic drug that is being developed to treat partial-onset seizures in adult patients.
ANTIEPILEPTIC DRUGS were found to be linked with almost ninefold increased odds for two adverse skin reactions, Steven-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis, compared with non-AED medication classes in an analysis of data from the Food and Drug Administration Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
According to another recent study from the same research group, people with Alzheimer's use antiepileptic drugs more often than those without the disease.
The association of antiepileptic drug use with dementia was investigated in a sample from a large German statutory health insurance provider, Allgemeine Ortskrankenkasse (AOK).
In a study carried out in UK Southampton General Hospital, to investigate nonadherence to antiepileptic drug treatment among patients with epilepsy in secondary care and the associations between adherence and seizure control, perceptions of illness and medication, anxiety and depression, of 54 patients, 59% were estimated to be nonadherent to medication.
Despite these limitations, the results are notable because they represent the only data set yet reported from a community-based source large enough to allow analysis of the many clinical variables that play into the potential interactions between various contraceptive types, various antiepileptic drug classes, and the diverse number of epilepsy subtypes, he said.
Early child development and exposure to antiepileptic drugs prenatally and through breastfeeding: a prospective cohort study on children of women with epilepsy.
Valproic acid (VPA), a broad-spectrum antiepileptic drug, has been used in therapy for epilepsy since 1967.