Epilepsy Drugs - Phenobarbital, Primidone, Clonazepam - Healthline
Some work on most seizure types, some on only a few. There are also a variety of side effects to be contended with depending on which drug.
Narrow-spectrum AEDs work on specific types of seizures, while broad-spectrum AEDs work on multiple types of seizures and other conditions.
Written by the Healthline Editorial Team| Published on July 20, 2011 Medically Reviewed by Jennifer Monti, MD.
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There are also a variety of side effects to be contended with depending on which drug or drugs are being administered. They can include tremors, rashes, weight gain and drowsiness. There are a large number of medications available for the treatment of seizures. Some work on most seizure types, some on only a few.
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There are two main classifications of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs): narrow-spectrum AEDs and broad-spectrum AEDs.
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According to the Mayo Clinic, “At least half of all people newly diagnosed with epilepsy will become seizure-free with their first medication.” Your doctor will be able to help you make a decision about which medications are right for your case.