Epileptic medication

Drug Therapy

01:45 | Author: Molly Young

Epileptic medication
Drug Therapy

The standard treatment for epilepsy is the regular use of one or more chemical substances called anti-epileptic.

Hypersensitivity to sodium valproate.

Epilim CR: for the treatment and prevention of mania associated with bipolar disorders.

Effective in status epilepticus. Effective in generalised tonic-clonic, myoclonic and partial seizures.

May cause inflammation of veins. Diazepam (Valium). Dose related: drowsiness, lethargy, drooling and hyperactivity in children. Drug loses effect with time.

Dose related: drowsiness, lethargy, nausea. Lamotrigine (Lamictin).

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:. Epilim Intravenous is indicated in patients for whom oral therapy is temporarily not possible.

Use of Epilim in pregnancy should be avoided (see "Pregnancy and Lactation").

Similar to carbamazepine but less severe.

For a detailed document explaining Epilim, go to Publications and Downloads.

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Epileptic medication
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