What Are the Medications Used to Treat Seizures?

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What are the medications used to treat seizures?

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Seizure medications

Treatment for seizures often involves the use of anti-seizure medications. Several options exist for anti-seizure medications.

Some of the most common brand-name medications currently used to treat epilepsy include:

  • Brivaracetam (Briviact)
  • Carbamazepine (Carbatrol or Tegretol)
  • Diazepam (Valium ), lorazepam (Ativan) and similar tranquilizers such as clonazepam ( Klonopin )
  • Eslicarbazepine (Aptiom)
  • Ethosuximide (Zarontin)
  • Felbamate (Felbatol)
  • Lacosamide (VIMPAT)
  • Lamotrigine (Lamictal)
  • Levetiracetam (Keppra)
  • Oxcarbazepine (Oxtellar XR, Trileptal )
  • Perampanel (Fycompa)
  • Phenobarbitol
  • Phenytoin (Dilantin)
  • Pregabalin (Lyrica)
  • Tiagabine (Gabitril)
  • Topiramate (Topamax)
  • Valproate, valproic acid (Depakene, Depakote)
  • Zonisamide (Zonegran )

It may take several months before the best drug and dosage are determined for you. During this adjustment period, you will be carefully monitored through frequent blood tests to measure your response to the medication.

 

Keywords: seizure medications; anti seizure medications; medication seizures.

 

 

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