Anti seizure medications list

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1175033 tn?1492204828 Examples of grapefruit-medication interactions Type of medication Medication name Anti-anxiety Buspirone (BuSpar) Anti-arrhythmia Amiodarone (Cordarone) Antidepressant Sertraline (Zoloft) Antihistamine Fexofenadine (Allegra) Anti-retroviral Saquinavir (Invirase), indinavir (Crixivan) Anti-seizure Carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol) Calcium channel blocker Nifedipine (Procardia), nimodipine (Nimotop), nisoldipine (Sular) Immunosuppressant Cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune), tacrolimus (Prograf),
Avatar f tn The pain appears to get worse following seizure events. He has be having a run of CPS recently and the pain is becomming intollerable for him. No one can tell us why he is having so much pain or what is causing it therefore nothing is done for it. I have tried drugs like brufen and panadol and panadeine. He claims these do nothing and refuses to take them for that reason. I need to stop his pain somehow.
620923 tn?1452919248 but, we also know we have many more symptoms that r chiari related that fall thru the cracks...lets make a list of all the symptoms not on the Official lists.
1653487 tn?1303527762 70% of people are able to obtain seizure control via medications alone, the medications are not exactly easy to deal with, i.e. unpleasant side effects. Known, in the epilepsy community, as "necessary poisons." :) But they help many. Some of the newer meds have fewer side effects, and they do have XR vsersions, which are easier to take (vs. 3-4 times a day!) Well, good luck to you--I'll keep my fingers crossed!
Avatar f tn yes depakote is an anti seizure med. there are many anti-seizure meds. could be that one isnt working for her. was one of the charges for selling xanax? jane tell her it is very important that she be honest with you at this point. tell her that nothing will suprise you. going forward you need to know so you will also know how to proceed. she will be calling soon. it is after dinner.
Avatar n tn 1) If you have been seizure free for at least 6 months. Most doctors will consider tapering the dosage and discontinuing your seizure medicines after a seizure-free period of 2 to 4 years. If you have had only one seizure, some doctors will consider discontinuing the medicine if you have been seizure-free for 6 to 12 months. 2) If you seizures were infrequent prior to starting your medications. 3) If you under the close care and supervision of your physician, preferable a neurologist.
1059594 tn?1261327566 Gabapentin and Lyrica can be very effective non narcotic pain relievers, except they can make you gain weight. There are other anti seizure meds that don't make you chubby like Topamax, that I take that are very helpful. Tramadol helps some people, but for me, it's a worthless drug that makes me nervous and gives me headaches. Tried and true narcotics are always effective, you just need to be careful with them! Good muscles relaxers might be helpful like Soma or Skelaxin.
577132 tn?1314270126 have treated 3times in past 1st time no ads no problems 2nd time wife passed from cancer and was put on lorazepam 4mil a nite for insomnia for last 48 weeks was a mess and had a minor seizure when stoped 3rd time on loeazepam for insomnia same dose for last 9 months weened myself off at end of treatment was a mess 4th time started 20 days ago will not use them again slept from 5 to 7 last nite up for meds i feel better with out them need to go back to bed
Avatar f tn In the end it's really a balancing act between the side-effects of the medications and the overall quality of life you'd have if you were NOT taking the medications. Which is worse? That's how I think about it because I need some sort of perspective on it. If the benefits truly don't outweigh the side-effects of the medications, then you really need to have a heart-to-heart with your doctor.
199882 tn?1310188142 I take Tegretol, Baclofen, and Tylenol. I posted this earlier: People with MS usually have to deal with two types of pain: Nociceptive Pain - Pain caused by physical actions like muscle or tendon pulling as in spasticity. Neuropathic Pain - Caused by MS affecting the central nervous system involving the somatosensory system. Think of "short circuits" where touch or sensations of movement becomes pain.
215234 tn?1305146561 Hi, I would be very grateful for someones oppinion on the following.....
Avatar n tn I'm looking for the name of the drug that was prescribed for anti-nausea in pregnancy in the 70's and 80's that was subsequently banned because of problems it would cause female children. Also any information about the effects to the child (22)attempting pregnancy.
1303966 tn?1296743610 I'm currently not on any medications other than natural supplements. I was on Keppra, but it changed my personality drastically. Has anyone decided to take medications instead of surgery? What I'm trying to say is to control the symptoms rather than opt for such a drastic measure such as surgery. I'm one of those people who do not like to take medications because of the side effects and what the meds may do to my health down the road.
Avatar f tn Do not use if prone to seizures or if taking anti-epileptic/anti-seizure medications.
Avatar f tn Everyone is different with drugs, one size doesn't fit all. The list of anti-seizure medications is long. the only thing I recommend not using is a benzodiazepine for seizure and the use of Wellbutrin as an antidepressant. Here's the list - Talk with your doctor about different options for your anti-seizure medication.
Avatar f tn Seizure disorders don't usually cause retina problems. Some anti-seizure medications can affect the eye including difficulty focusing, blurring, difficulty with reading. Ask the retina surgeon when you go in about that and take a current list of medications for the Eye MD to see.
382218 tn?1341185087 Unfortunately because of the rules in this forum I cannot comment on all the off-label medications which we use, but suffice it to say there are many more and they usually fall under the categories of anti-seizure medications and antidepressants. I do not use cannibinoids, nor do I personally recommend them. As one patient in rural Pennsylvani said very correctly: "MS is a disease that affects the brain, so why would you want to take a medications that affects your brain?
Avatar f tn The next morning she went to another ER and was given anti-seizure medications, which cleared it up immediately. She has been kept on the medicines for two years, though she is working with her doctor to decrease the amounts and eventually wean off of them. She understandably still wonders why this happens. She did not experience anything like a seizure prior to this experience.
553516 tn?1255870819 Patients who take these medications (regularly or daily) should undergo monthly laboratory testing for the first three months of therapy and then every three to six months because of the association between these medications and liver disease.
Avatar n tn Amiodarone (anti arrythmia) Amphothericin (anti fungal) Aspirin Ciprofloxacin (antibiotic) Corticosteroid withdrwal Cytosine arabinoside (anti cancer) Danazol Growth hormone Lithium (anti manic, mood stabilizer) NSAID (ibuprofen, advil etc) Oral contraceptives Phenytoin (anti seizure) Retinoids Tetracycline (antibiotic) Vitamin A toxicity (taking too much) Good luck
Avatar f tn There's a bunch of pain relieving medications without Tylenol, so I'll give you a pretty big list, but keep in mind that some of them might be completely inappropriate for whatever pain it is you've got. Your physician will know which one might work best for you. Opiates like codeine (hydrocodone and oxycodone) are usually compounded with another medicine, like the acetaminophen you mentioned, but also with aspirin.
148588 tn?1465782409 But then, also, when I ordered my meds ( Pegasys, Ribavirin and Victrelis) from the Specialty Pharmacy, I spoke with a very nice Pharmacist, who also asked me to list any and all medications I was on.
Avatar f tn My 2 cents and adivise, is that you come up with a well solid taper plan w/ all your sedative medications, and get those out, or down to a minumal...then go for the pain medications. C/T with Hydro's are not like c/t with anti-anxiety Benzo's....They take time to taper off, otherwise you can slip right into a seizure or coma with NO warning!
Avatar f tn However, due to your liver condition secondary to hepatitis C infection, it is challenging to find the appropriate medication to relieve your pain without further compromising your kidneys and liver. I apologize that I am not able to give you a list of recommended pain medications as requested. I am limited because I do not have your full medical history and medication list. For example, I do not know if you are taking gabapentin (Neurontin) for seizure or for neuropathic pain.
Avatar n tn They can be quite full on and many people need to be on medications for it and some say even an anti seizure medication works well? Has this been suggested to you? I really get quite annoyed when the doctors put it down to stress because they cannot think of anything else? YOu need to stand strong and keep ensuring to them you do not suffer from anxiety and your stress levels are fine. I would be getting another opinion if you are not happy with the one you have.
Avatar f tn After a year of seizure free activity and a physicians note you may regain priviliges. I honestly don't know what is causing these seizures, but you are not on anti-seizure medications such as dilantin. I would suggest an evaluation at a teaching hospital.
Avatar f tn Or one of the medications I was taking... like a seizure medication (for migraines) or the fact I am going off of effexor (anti-depressant) right now and probably experiencing some withdrawal symptoms (i've been going off of that drug for a very long time now... it's really difficult). But yeah. I think I experienced something like this yesterday. I described my experience really in detail in my other post... maybe you can tell me if it's similar to what your daughters experience is?
Avatar f tn I have seizures from head trauma..And have had allergic reactions to most seizure meds,triptans,anti seizure and anti depressant medications which has made my options very limited. im sorry you are going through withdraws,,i hope you feel better soon I saw the paiin management doc today and have to go back to the neurologist..the pain managment docs only took over my meds because my neurologist retired and they were doing back and neck surgeries on me.
Avatar n tn Going through her list of medications should also be done as well. These options can be discussed with her personal physician. Followup with your personal physician is essential. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case. Kevin, M.D.
1168718 tn?1464987135 Somatosensory system pain (neuropathic pain) seems to respond better to GABA drugs. GABA drugs are primarily anti-seizure medications that seem to effect the currents in the voltage dependent calcium channels of the nervous system. Different drugs for different types of pain. There are people on this forum that use both. I take a different anti seizure medication (Tegretol) that works by keeping more of the voltage dependent sodium gates inactivated.